Vulture
Heavy Fighter

Description

The Vulture space superiority fighter sacrifices hardpoint flexibility for manoeuvrability. Advanced manufacturing techniques have allowed the Vulture to integrate large hardpoints into its relatively small frame, offsetting the ship's limited weapon count, but its nimble flight characteristics make it equally devastating against smaller targets. A limited cargo and passenger capability has not stopped it becoming a preferred personal transport for those who like to project a certain attitude in their dealings.

The Vulture is a heavy space superiority fighter.

With its two large hardpoints, the Vulture sports superb fire power for its relatively small frame. Although it lacks top speed compared to other ships, its lateral thrusters put the ship among the most agile and manoeuvrable fighters, thus allowing for more powerful lateral slides and vertical hops.

The Vulture's main drawback is its limited power capacity given the two large hardpoints and the excessive amounts of utility mounts and internal compartments on offer, which can be counteracted to a degree by smart module priority control and sacrifices in the loadout choice.

The two large hardpoints are located above and behind the cockpit, about halfway down the hulk of the ship. They are well suited for any type of weapon mount — fixed, gimballed, or turreted — and capable of shooting at targets even slightly underneath the waterline of the hull.

Specifications

Basic info

Manufacturer: Core Dynamics

Dimensions: 43.1L x 34.7W x 12.3H

Landing pad size: Small

Type: Heavy Fighter

Mass lock factor: 10

Number of seats: 2

Fighter capable: No

Tech specs

Top speed: 210 m/s

Max speed: 244 m/s

Boost speed: 340 m/s

Max boost speed: 394 m/s

Agility: 169

Shields: 240 MJ

Armor: 288

Hull mass: 230 t

Cargo capacity: 8 t

Max cargo: 56 t

Fuel capacity: 8 t

Unladen jump: 7.93 Ly

Max jump: 22.75 Ly

Hardpoints

Utility slots: 4

Small hardpoints: -

Medium hardpoints: -

Large hardpoints: 2

Huge hardpoints: -

Internal compartments

Size 1: 2

Size 2: 1

Size 3: -

Size 4: 1

Size 5: 2

Size 6: -

Size 7: -

Size 8: -

Price

Base cost: 4,925,620 Cr

Insurance: 246,280 Cr

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