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- "I designed her to act as a Noah's Ark its purpose hasn't changed and I intend to see this vessel get to its destination"
- —Repurposed Chris Thorndyke
- "Large energy reading from the Targets Bow Sir"
- —ARK Operator
- "Wave Motion Gun Primed and Ready to fire on command"
- —Main Gun Operator
The Yamato has three bridges; Bridge 1 contains the helm, radar, communications and command positions (including those for engineering and ship's defenses). At the top of the command tower are the Captain’s personal quarters, a chair on a vertical track giving him the option of moving to his command post in Bridge 1 quickly. Either sides of the main bridge are radar units, and below is Bridge 2, the main navigation centre of the ship. Directly below the command tower, on the underside of the ship, is Bridge 3; it contains back up control, and seems to exist largely to be blown off the ship dramatically. There are also observation domes present in either side of the command tower, and larger windowed sections either side of the main hull.
A method of rapidly increasing the Yamato's facilities was a Subspace device allowed for multiple entities to be placed inside a pocket that lay under the universal wall. This device was required to be constantly active in order to maintain the bubble holding its contents in place and such it was linked directly to a miniature Wave Motion drive. During its original launch from Earth this device was filled to its maximum capacity with colony building materials and human entries that had been affected by the Marker’s Forced Evolution Pulse. Since then the primary module has been removed from the vessel and a backup unit was placed to store additional munitions and fighters on the vessel.
Wave Motion Engine
The Wave Motion Engine: the ship's main engine, developed and created by Chris Thorndyke; it is capable of converting the very vacuum of space into tachyon energy. As well as functioning like a normal rocket engine, and providing essentially infinite power to the vessel, it enables the Yamato to "ride" the wave of tachyons and travel faster than light; in its first test it travels from Earth's Moon to Mars in one minute. This type of Drive is Perpetual; this allows for its infinite power supply.
The Auxiliary Engine: This consists of a pair of Plasma repulsor drives that allow for an increase in speed. These are connected to the primary hull by a series of fuel lines which are linked directly into a Plasma Fusion reactor that provides the required reactants. During periods where the Wave Motion Engine is offline, this is used to provide thrust.
Several smaller thruster units are also placed at various hard points in the hull to allow for course corrections.
Wings: to provide lift in atmospheric environments, two large retractable wings have been fitted into the hull and normally act as bulkheads. These also provide the craft with stability due to its overall shape being unstable for normal atmospheric operations.
Rocket Anchors: either side of the bow are rocket-powered anchors at the ends of strong chains, which the Yamato can use to anchor itself to asteroids and, if necessary, provide a gravity-assisted slingshot. They can also be used to deflect enemy ships from collision.
Trans-Dimensional Jump-Drive: This drive was derived from the Principle of the original dimensional teleporter, its advanced computer can allow the vessel to travel to a predetermined time, however during this jump Humans are aged/ Deaged respectively. An emergency function of this drive will physically cut off Earth and Mobius to all other vessels aside from itself.
This device is disconnected from the primary computer system and relies on calculation and control from the Emeral system to preform jumps and maintenance; it is located at the heart of the vessel in a Hyper-dense black box in order to prevent its destruction. During the initial activation the vessel was moved to another Mobius universe. However the designer had installed a device capable of transferring required memories to specified targets.
Wave Motion Gun
The Wave Motion Gun : the maingun of the Yamato, the Wave Motion Gun functions by connecting the Wave Motion Engine to an enormous firing gate at the ship's bow, enabling the tachyon energy power of the engine to be fired in a stream directly forwards. Enormously powerful, it can vaporize a fleet of enemy ships with one shot; however, it takes a brief but critical period to charge before firing. It also requires all non-essential power systems be deactivated, and leaves the ship powerless and adrift for a short time after firing. Due to stability issues a series of Shock absorbers were installed to prevent damage.