Tungsten Armor

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Tungsten Armor or Tungsten armor or tungsten armor is a type of armor that may be installed on spacecraft to increase their overall defensive capacity. Tungsten armor offers the equivalent protection of twenty centimeters of durasteel (roughly eight laser hits). It is available for sale to privateers at ship dealers. Gabriel Quentin wrote about tungsten armor in GEMINI SECTOR: AN OVERVIEW.


Version Front Rear Sides Cost Resale Resale Damaged Repairs
Privateer Playguide Manual 20 cm 20 cm 20 cm each 1,500 credits
Privateer 50 cm 50 cm 50 cm each 1,500 credits 700 credits 150 credits 1-39 credits


Tungsten armor may be installed on the stock Tarsus, Orion, Galaxy and Centurion.


Wing Commander Privateer Player's Guide


There are two types of armor available. Both are repairable if damaged and offer significant protection. Most ship’s hulls are built to keep you pressurized and immune from radiation, but they do not do much to stop a mass driver. If you can afford an escort, you may not need armor, but other protection is much less reliable.


Protective equivalent: 20 cm durasteel. Tungsten armor may cost a little more but can stop up to two torpedoes. If you are a courier in Potter Quadrant, working for bureaucrats, you probably don’t need this level of protection. As you are clearly a reader of our humble little journal, you are more likely a risk taker who runs guns out to the edge of the Kilrathi border and therefore need all the protection you can get. I recommend you not pinch millicredits and spend the extra necessary to get tungsten armor.

Privateer Playtesters' Guide


Tungsten armor provides the equivalent protection of 20 cm durasteel. Even though it is more expensive than plasteel, you should definitely make this investment as soon as possible.


Behind the Screens

The pricing for calculating the cost of armor repairs is somewhat bugged; the calculations roll over and as a result sometimes a great amount of damage (or damage to multiple sides at once) will cost less than a small amount of damage. The range for armor repair costs is so small that it isn't really noticeable during regular gameplay.

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