Nuke mines are powerful space weapons. One could cripple a bigger ship.

It is a capital crime for a civilian ship to carry one, although some smuggler ships would carry some for special cases. As they were too expensive (50000[1], as much as a smuggler ship's cargo), a ship could carry a fake one for tactical use, being nothing more than an empty casing with radioactive material.

The Phantom carried one while traversing the Hallin system. It used one against a Kilrathi Targu class frigate and used a fake one to scare off a second frigate.[2]


  1. William R. Forstchen, Action Stations, ch. 5
  2. William R. Forstchen, Action Stations, ch. 3

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