Alliance Challenger
Combat

Description

A modified version of the Alliance Chieftain, the Alliance Challenger has been envisaged as a frontline combat vessel. With a generous complement of hardpoints, the Challenger can more than hold its own in a fight, and although it weighs more than its sister ship, it has retained the Chieftain's characteristic agility. It also has stronger armour than the Chieftain, allowing it to soak up a significant amount of punishment.

For owners of the Alliance Chieftain looking for a similar ship with added firepower and durability, the Alliance Challenger delivers. The Challenger trades one large hardpoint for two additional medium hardpoints, increasing its overall damage output in combat. The Challenger also boasts reconfigured internal compartments, including one additional Class 6 slot, increasing its cargo capacity to 152t over the Chieftain's 120t. Although the Challenger's upgrades come with a higher purchase price than the Chieftain, it is still substantially cheaper than a number of other medium vessels, such as the Federal Gunship, Krait MkII, Python, and Fer-de-Lance.

Specifications

Basic info

Manufacturer: Lakon Spaceways

Dimensions: -

Landing pad size: Medium

Type: Combat

Mass lock factor: 13

Number of seats: 2

Fighter capable: No

Tech specs

Top speed: 204 m/s

Max speed: 251 m/s

Boost speed: 316 m/s

Max boost speed: 360 m/s

Agility: 138

Shields: 208 MJ

Armor: 540

Hull mass: 450 t

Cargo capacity: 40 t

Max cargo: 152 t

Fuel capacity: 16 t

Unladen jump: 8.58 Ly

Max jump: 23.87 Ly

Hardpoints

Utility slots: 4

Small hardpoints: 3

Medium hardpoints: 3

Large hardpoints: 1

Huge hardpoints: -

Internal compartments

Size 1: -

Size 2: 2

Size 3: 2

Size 4: 3

Size 5: -

Size 6: 2

Size 7: -

Size 8: -

Price

Base cost: 30,472,265 Cr

Insurance: 1,523,613 Cr

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