Chandelier (Estovakian: Candelabru), designated Proiect 1111 (P-1111) by the Estovakian military, was an Estovakian vessel built as a gigantic railgun platform; although not present in the Estovakian naval registry, it was classified by Emmerian military intelligence a miscellaneous battleship (IXBB) due to its main armament being a quasi-ballistic weapon. In response to the threat posed by Ulysses, the pre-civil war government took note of the FCU's Stonehenge project, and when impact projections were revised in 1998 to show that the asteroid would strike Anea the nation began building a massive counter-asteroid railgun. In a feat of engineering made possible only through tremendous taxation and seizure of its population's resources, the Estovakian government managed to complete 95% of the cannon - placed atop an artificial, wood pulp-infused iceberg in the North Sea. When Emmerian intelligence services discovered Chandelier, however, Emmeria and much of the international community felt threatened with a rapidly failing state having such advanced weaponry available and pressured Estovakia into signing the Boltzmann Treaty to limit further development of the ship. The cannon's progress was delayed by inspections ensuring compliance with the treaty, and when the asteroid impacted in July of 1999 the final push to finish the battery was unsuccessful, and consequentially asteroid fragments rained down across Estovakia unfettered by interception measures. The Chandelier project had bankrupted Estovakia, and by 2000 it was left with unprecedented debt, a non-functioning giant railgun that the general population knew nothing of, and widespread discontent with the federal government. When the federal government fell, however, all significant successor states did not regard the old regime's international agreements as binding to them, plus the Boltzmann Treaty was specifically aimed at preventing Chandelier's use as an anti-satellite weapon. Regardless, the ship sat neglected for the next 15 years as no faction that knew of its existence regarded it as key to winning the Civil War.
Completing Chandelier had been planned since November of 2015 but not given priority until the next year. After the Aerial Fleet was destroyed and Gustav Dvornik's daughter's death shifted the retreating Estovakian military's strategy to adopt a scorched earth policy, work began to bring the Chandelier to operational status. It became functional three days before the Estovakian military evacuated Gracemeria, at which point it began launching attacks at the city. Originally intended to deliver hypersonic kinetic energy weapons into orbit to destroy asteroid fragments, its shells had be refitted over the past two months to airburst low in the atmosphere after being fired on a low ballistic trajectory and allow up to twelve cruise missiles - themselves armed with thermobaric warheads - to ingress on their targets. Although the shells were capable of long range and deep penetration of air defenses, the cruise missiles themselves proved easily intercepted, and Gracemeria suffered less damage from Chandelier's shelling than anticipated. An Emmerian airstrike on the next day, April 1st, 2016, took advantage of the main barrel's inability to efficiently cool itself during sustained fire and forced the weapon to overheat, subsequently destroying it and much of the Estovakian Navy's Northern Fleet escorts.