Federal Gunship
Heavy Fighter

Description

The Federal Gunship came from the desire for a more supporting role in operations utilising the standard Dropship frame. It's primary role is in fire support and is tougher and also supports higher rated modules making it more versatile

The Federal Gunship is a support combat ship introduced in the CQC Update. As most of ships built by Core Dynamics it has a bulky design with the cockpit located at the very nose of the ship. It is a faction-specific ship, requiring a rank of Ensign with the Federation to purchase.

While being one of the slowest ships, the Gunship is very heavily armored and features seven weapon hardpoints (two small, four medium and one large hardpoint), giving pilots an ability to get creative with their weapon loadouts. It has four utility mounts. It's also one of the few ships in the game that is capable of carrying a small fighter ship, and is the only medium-sized ship besides the Keelback with that ability.

The Gunship doesn't have great manoeuvrability - it is let down by weak lateral thrusters, however its main and reverse drives are very powerful, capable of accelerating or slowing the ship down quickly. Oddly enough, it is extremely agile in Supercruise.

It features a relatively large class 6 Power Plant and an oversized class 7 Power Distributor. The class 5 FSD is less than sufficient for a ship of this mass and size, which gives the Gunship one of the shortest jump ranges. Internal compartments are large (two class 6 and a single class 5), but scarce: with just five compartments in total outfitting options are restricted compared to the Assault Ship and the Dropship.

Specifications

Basic info

Manufacturer: Core Dynamics

Dimensions: 75.5L - 53.3W - 22.5H

Landing pad size: Medium

Type: Heavy Fighter

Mass lock factor: 14

Tech specs

Top speed: 197 m/s

Max speed: 197 m/s

Boost speed: 325 m/s

Max boost speed: 325 m/s

Manoeuvrability: 2

Shields: 250 MJ

Armor: 630

Hull mass: 580 t

Cargo capacity: 16 t

Max cargo: 168 t

Fuel capacity: 16 t

Unladen jump: 6.66 Ly

Max jump: 19.53 Ly

Hardpoints

Utility slots: 4

Small hardpoints: 2

Medium hardpoints: 4

Large hardpoints: 1

Huge hardpoints: -

Internal compartments

Size 1: -

Size 2: 2

Size 3: -

Size 4: -

Size 5: 1

Size 6: 2

Size 7: -

Size 8: -

Price

Base cost: 35,814,210 Cr

Insurance: 1,782,914 Cr

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