Asp Scout
Combat Explorer

Description

Lakon Spaceways unveiled the Asp Scout in late 3301 as a cheaper alternative to the well-regarded Asp Explorer, and in terms of market it sits between the Diamondback range and the Asp Explorer. It utilises much of the same airframe as the Explorer, but the reduced hardpoint capacity (compared to its parent model) means it packs less of a punch. Test pilots reported that the mass reduction resulted in a vessel that handles better than the Asp Explorer while maintaining its impressive jump capability.

Compared to the Explorer variant, Scout lacks the two 'fins' on the back and has fewer hardpoints (two small and two medium). It also has slightly worse internals but better manoeuvrability.

Unlike the Asp Explorer, the Asp Scout has a single centerline grouping of engines instead of the twin offset engine mountings of the Explorer. Compared to the Asp Explorer, the Scout is shorter, wider and not as long as the original.

Specifications

Basic info

Manufacturer: Lakon Spaceways

Dimensions: 54.8L - 59.4W - 17.0H

Landing pad size: Medium

Type: Combat Explorer

Mass lock factor: 8

Tech specs

Top speed: 255 m/s

Max speed: 225 m/s

Boost speed: 348 m/s

Max boost speed: 348 m/s

Manoeuvrability: 8

Shields: 120 MJ

Armor: 324

Hull mass: 150 t

Cargo capacity: 16 t

Max cargo: 52 t

Fuel capacity: 16 t

Unladen jump: 11.69 Ly

Max jump: 33.19 Ly

Hardpoints

Utility slots: 2

Small hardpoints: 2

Medium hardpoints: 2

Large hardpoints: -

Huge hardpoints: -

Internal compartments

Size 1: -

Size 2: 1

Size 3: 2

Size 4: 2

Size 5: -

Size 6: -

Size 7: -

Size 8: -

Price

Base cost: 3,961,150 Cr

Insurance: 198,057 Cr

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