Rotation Thrusters

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By diverting fuel to these powerful Rotation Thrusters, a ship can be made to turn faster at the expense of linear speed.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Rotation Thrusters I
Ship Mass 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Turning +2.0 deg/s +4.0 deg/s +6.0 deg/s +8.0 deg/s +12.0 deg/s
Speed -5% -10% -15% -20% -25%
Hull XP 15 XP 17 XP 19 XP 22 XP 26 XP
RESEARCH TechLabResearch.png
Prerequisites Previous level of Rotation Thrusters
Tech Lab Required I III V VII IX
Time Time.png 6m 00s 11m 00s 28m 00s 1h 14m 2h 47m
Helium-3 Helium3.png 1,100 16,000 80,100 239,305 579,595
Antimatter Antimatter.png 0 0 0 12,595 30,505
Module XP 27 XP 94 XP 205 XP 363 XP 756 XP
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 1m 30s 2m 30s 4m 00s 6m 00s 10m 30s
Helium-3 Helium3.png 260 3,270 16,130 47,994 116,100
Antimatter Antimatter.png 0 0 0 2,526 6,111

General[edit | edit source]

Rotation Thrusters are basic thrusters designed to increase turning speed.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Rotation Thrusters are best used on ships that turn slowly by default, in particular battleships and destroyers. The faster turning speed prevents enemies from maneuvering into the blind spots of your ships, keeping them inside your firing arc all the time.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Rotation Thrusters decrease the forward speed of your ships, this makes them extremely easy to kite by carriers which outrange all other ships. Ships with Rotation Thrusters also have great difficulty catching up to enemies who decide to flee, or running from those who decide to blitz your fleet.