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Iridium   Iridium Plates


Iridium Plates is made from layers of Iridium and other metals. It performs better than Tritanium Plates.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Iridium Plates I
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II
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III
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IV
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V
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Mass 175 t 265 t 400 t 600 t 900 t
Health 480 730 1,100 1,650 2,475
Module XP 736 XP 1,292 XP 2,229 XP 3,827 XP 6,571 XP
RESEARCH ShipLabResearch
Prerequisites Previous level of Iridium Plates,
Same level of Tritanium Plates
Ship Lab Required V VI VII VIII IX
Time Time 6h 59m 19s 9h 42m 23s 13h 28m 52s 18h 43m 26s 1d 2h 00m 19s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 909,885 1,819,750 4,325,349 8,743,500 17,945,200
Antimatter Antimatter 0 0 227,650 971,500 3,166,800
Module XP 184 XP 323 XP 558 XP 957 XP 1,643 XP
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 1h 23m 52s 1h 56m 29s 2h 41m 46s 3h 44m 41s 5h 12m 04s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 89,065 178,143 538,976 1,199,737 2,462,277
Antimatter Antimatter 0 0 0 0 273,586


General

Iridium Plates are a direct upgrade over Tritanium Plates, commonly used in medium-level bases.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Iridium Plates are better overall than Tritanium Plates, offering greater protection and having a relatively high mass efficiency.

Disadvantages

Iridium Plates lose out to Capacitive Plates I as well as Zynthium Plates as a whole.

Trivia

  • It used to be called Iridium Composite along with the ship version, but was simplified to Iridium Plates.