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|Number of cells||42|
|Discovered by||Simon Ekström|
|Year of discovery||2016|
Fireship is a c/10 orthogonal spaceship discovered by Simon Ekström on 20 March 2016 when looking for tagalongs for the copperhead. It is not considered a true tagalong (although it is commonly referred to as one) due to three of the tagalong's ten phases interacting with the copperhead's block.
Tanner Jacobi noticed that the rear end of the fireship can be attached to two other fireships, thus allowing for ships of arbitrary size, and these are true tagalongs. Nico Brown built a puffer and a rake using copperheads with tagalongs to make a signal loop.
A pushalong for both the copperhead and the fireship known as the cottonmouth was found by AforAmpere on March 24, 2018. Because its front end matches that of the fireship, it can be infinitely placed on itself.
Nico Brown found a 30-glider synthesis of the fireship on March 21, 2016. Goldtiger997 and gmc_nxtman found a 20-glider synthesis of the fireship on July 11, 2017. Multiple improvements were made culminating in an 18 glider synthesis by simeks on January 10, 2018.
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