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G.S.S. Antikythera was a Metal Prototype, Multi-technology Test Bed built late in the Kamian Succession Wars. It never made it past proofing and was not officially commissioned. However, many of the technologies pioneered would later see use in the Nelson Revision.
Antikythera is laid out and has typical dimensions for a destroyer, but a lower than average beam. She is however packed with considerably more equipment and technology, and boasts a much smaller crew. While a typical destroyer might have a crew of 2-400, Antikythera was initially designed to run with just twelve officers and a cook(less crew than a typical Fast-Attack Ship), and optionally a six-man Verbose Team(Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure Team). Most of the ships systems were designed to be no-maintenance or self-cleaning, reducing the over-all numbers signficantly. As the prototype was expected to experience technical problems, it was fitted out with compartments for 36 additional technicians.
The designers began with a basic weapon's suite suite: 40 offensive missile launchers, 20 defensive, six torpedo tubes, and a small energy weapon placed in a turret. The turret carried a Fusion Rifle, but the final design was probably intended to use a standard Hybrid Cannon.
This was all a fairly standard compliment for a destroyer. But the goal of the Antikythera was to replace crew spaces with additional weapons. Four dual-type Gallet Gun/Charged Particle Cannons fixed and mounted along the central line of the hull. These were a newly designed fast-firing variant that was more like a Pulse Cannon than a traditional battleship gun. The cannons were actually try-typed, as they also had the ability to siphon and compress plasma from the engineering plant.
Antikythera was further fitted with railguns based on a newly-invented plasma-induction technology. Plasma-inducers
Anti-Matter Cataclzed, Linear-Propelled, Plasma-Ducted Scion-Sending Missile