Amarrian / Caldari hybrid Battleship concept
Developer: Kaalakiota Corporation / Khanid Innovation
Joint project of Kaalakiota Corporation and Khanid Innovation.
Battleship Medusa is the first work of these two industry giants and also the first joint engineer work of Amarr Empire and Caldari State.
Despite the fact that technicians from both empires were working on the project together, decission was made to use Caldari type of hull. Amarr shares in Medusa's construction are almost unnoticable from the outside, but the interior is filled with Empire's components and technologies. The latest nanotechnology allowed the use a little more efficient reactor and to choose between both types of arnament typical for Caldari State and Amarr Empire.
The ship is equipped with six hi-slots, and four of them are compatibile with both missile launchers and other turrets - preferably lasers. This feature opens extremely wide range of fitiing options, and that makes Medusa most versalite battleship in Caldari fleet.
Dillema between solid shields and hard armor was solved in the Caldari way, giving this unit a much more powerful shields at the expense of weaker hull and armor. It was natural consequence of accepting the Caldari hull project during the early project phase. Amarr engineers were quite displeased of Caldari leadership over the project, but the economic factor was the decisive one - over seventy percent of these powerful ships were produced in the Amarr Empire shipyards, and then sold to the Caldari Navy.