High attitude cluster missile drone MKI:
The HACMD MkI is the FNKís newest wonder weapon. Itís primary task was to bypass and destroy the worlds most modern airshipís defences. In theory this works, however due to the Ďpeacefullí nature of the FNK it has never been deployed on the battlefield. Later stages of development showed it would also be very usefull against other ground targets.
About this creation
How does it work?
The idea behind this weapon was relativly simple. Overwhelm the enemies defences with cheap, small and high explosive projectiles.
The CCC is the central control center. At this secret location a team of 20 members and several computers control the actions of the missile. This is the most expensive part of the entire operation. However one CCC can control up to 20 HACMDís at once.
Stage one is the launch of the missile. A total of four booster rockets propel the missile into the stratosphere. There the central control signal will send the cordinates to the missile.
The HACMD has a camera installed in itís nose. When it flies directly above the target i twill send a picture of the Airship to the CCC. There the computers will figure out which kind of airship it is.
The central control center will then send a signal to the HACMD with so called sub-targets. These are most of the time the engines of the airship. No blueprints are needed, since these weakspots are most of the time obvious on pictures.
The Central control center will calculate the route of the inner missiles to the target. Each missile getís a slightly different path to the target, but will reach it around the same time.
The HACMD will open up, and release the 60 guided missiles. This will be done 3 times, each release contains 20 missiles. The time between itís release is 5 seconds.
The missiles begin to fall from the sky. At a certain point they will ignite their rockets. They will be guided to the target, in this case the engines. Since it are 60 missiles at once, itís more or less impossible to destroy them all. Therefore the engines of the airship will be destroyed, causing it to crash and be rendered useless. The HACMDís shell will fall since the lack of fuel, and will try to crash in the target. Even with no explosives on board anymore it can still tear up part of the airships hull.
It is generally believed that this method can be used to destroy at least smaller airships. 4 of these missile can destroy almost any other airship since that would be 60X4=240 missiles at once.
One variant of this missile is the cluster version of it. This one contains no guided missiles, but instead 280 smaller can-shaped bombs (similar to the ones used today with cluster bombs) that will be dropped above the target. The wind/drag and such are always calculated to make sure the bombs donít miss too far. Because they are unguided there is a high chance that not every bomb will fall on the target. However itís much cheaper than guided missiles, and also (even with the most modern anti-projectile weapons) impossible to destroy them all when theyíre dropped.