Drill Missile

The MIL Missile

The MIL Missile was developed by DeathTech Industries on Sump. The original intent was to develop a missile system that would, when fired into the ground, burrow deep and then detonate, making for an easier application for mining than the typical TNT charge. The change in application came with an incident during one of the tests: A premature firing sent one of the rockets careening towards a secondary research facility. The boring bits chewed straight through .5 meters of Durasteel (which the facility was made of.) and made it all the way through before detonating, which gutted out the facility but did not destroy it. The incident attracted the attention of the weapons department of DeathTech and they commissioned a few of these missiles to conduct their own tests. First they tested the boring bits and found that they could drill through durasteel up to 1.5 meters thick before the bits became dull. Once that was figured out they set out to find what it could drill through when it came to other alloys and ores.

This presented a problem to them as most armor was thicker than the current blades allowed. So they were replaced with Kammris tipped bits. These proved to double the cutting power of the bits. The research team at DeathTech then dealt with the problem of the detonation. If the missile was able to cut through the "armor" then it would do so and detonate within the "ship" if it was unable to cut through, it would detonate on the outside. Still causing damage to be sure, but not providing the punch that the researchers wanted. So they doubled the yield, now the MIL Missile had a yield of 90 kilotons (.9 megatons). At last the the final issue was tackled: When to detonate, The time settings were unreliable and often failed to go off at all. Soon the crew at DeathTech installed a sensor that provided two functions. 1) If the bits were spinning without making contact with a solid object (i.e. The bits had grown too dull, the missile had drilled its way through the armor, or if the MIL impacted against a shield) the firing pin would activate and cause the MIL to detonate. 2) If the bits became jammed (i.e. they encountered a alloy that they could not cut and instead lodged themselves into the armor) the firing pin would activate and cause the MIL to detonate. The end product was the MIL Missile, fully guided (through coordinates sent from the firing ship, which could be changed after firing the MIL), and very effective.

Product InformationEdit



  • Ranged [Projectile, Piercing, Explosive]


1,000 credits