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UNN Rickenbacker
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Information
Owned by UNN
Type Starship
Notable Crew William Diego
Soldier G65434-2
Bayliss
Status Unknown
Leader(s) William Diego (former)
The Many (former)
SHODAN (former)
Soldier G65434-2
Location(s) Earth (former)
Tau Ceti V (former)
Unknown
Appears in System Shock 2
[Source]

UNN Rickenbacker
Rickenbacker Bridge.jpg
Area Information
Upgrade Units 8
O/S Upgrade Machine 1
Replicators 3 (1 broken)
Security Crates 4 (1 High-Security)
Surgical Units 3 (inactive)
Resurrection Stations 1 / 3 maps
Security Computers 7
Security Cameras 10
Turrets 27 (6 Slug, 4 Laser,
8 Blast, 9 Rickenbacker)
New Enemies Black Egg
Invisible Arachnid
Rickenbacker Turret
Connected Levels Command A
(Von Braun)
One way:
Body of the Many
Soundtrack
[Source]

UNN Rickenbacker
UNN Rickenbacker Logo 263pix transparent.png
Area Information
Upgrade Units 8
O/S Upgrade Machine 1
Replicators 3 (1 broken)
Security Crates 4 (1 High-Security)
Surgical Units 3 (inactive)
Resurrection Stations 1 / 3 maps
Security Computers 7
Security Cameras 10
Turrets 27 (6 Slug, 4 Laser,
8 Blast, 9 Rickenbacker)
New Enemies Black Eggs
Invisible Arachnids
Rickenbacker Turrets
Connected Levels Command A
(Von Braun)
One way:
Body of the Many
Soundtrack
[Source]

The UNN Rickenbacker (or U.N.N. Rickenbacker) is a military starship, heavy destroyer class and a major location, the seventh explored in System Shock 2.

Overview

After the disaster at Citadel Station, it was decided that all major space explorations, such as those conducted by TriOptimum Corporation, should be a joint operation with the Unified National Nominate. The UNN Rickenbacker was designed and constructed in tandem with the Von Braun, which it escorted on its maiden voyage. Unlike the Von Braun, the Rickenbacker is not equipped with Faster-Than-Light technology and therefore must "piggyback" with the Von Braun in order to transit through lightspeed. This "piggyback" involves an umbilical connection between ships, allowing an exchange of cargo, equipment and crew.

The captain of the Rickenbacker is William Diego, the hero of the battle of Boston Harbor and son of the infamous Edward Diego.

Layout

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Rickenbaker Map 2.png
Rickenbaker Map 3.png

The Rickenbacker is divided into three Decks:

Deck A / Pod 1

  • Von Braun Umbilical (Grav Shafts)
  • Secured Entry Access Shaft
  • Gravitic Crane Loading Area
  • Fuel Cells 1-10
    • Auxiliary Support Control Room A
    • Ventilation/Maintenance Shafts
      • Auxiliary Support Control Room B
  • Vertical Access Shaft
  • Access Corridors
  • Security Station
  • Medical Station
  • Access Passageways
  • Droid Storage
  • Missile Storage
  • Access Passageway
  • Turbine Room
  • Access Corridor
  • Missile Control
  • Access Passageway
    • Monitoring Station
  • Elevator to Deck B

Deck A was heavily damaged by explosions when the Many overran the barricades the surviving military personnel had established. Several parts of the Deck are open to space, the atmosphere only held in by force shields, making it difficult to navigate.

Deck B / Pod 2

  • Elevator to Deck A
  • Meson Accelerator 2
  • Chapel
  • Pipe Access Shaft A
  • Vertical Access Shaft
  • Medical Station / Sick Bay
  • Elevator to Deck C

Entering Deck B requires rerouting power, resulting in reverted gravity on the Deck. Soldier must walk along the ceiling to work his way through.

Deck C / Bridge

  • Elevator to Deck B
  • Entry Monitoring
  • Escape Pod
  • Bridge Command
  • Computer Core
    • Security Station
  • Ship Navigation
  • Captain Diego's Quarters

Crew Members

Notable crew members on the UNN Rickenbacker include:

Discoveries

New Weapons

New Armor

New Enemies

Logs and E-Mails

Audio Logs

E-Mails

Trivia

  • While traveling through Deck B's inverted gravity, the player will see an inverted cross upon entering the Chapel. In pop culture this is commonly mistaken to be a satanic symbol. Circumstances in the game (and SHODAN's E-Mail sent just before reaching the Chapel) seem to support this. In Catholic faith, however, it is actually a holy symbol, the Cross of Saint Peter. St. Peter, according to Catholic canon, was crucified upside-down.

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