Viper Mk III

The Viper Mk III is the most recent development of the most successful fighter classes ever built. The original Viper Defence Craft was designed by Faulcon Manspace in 2762 in the Reorte shipyards. The basic model was beefed up with the Viper II by Faulcon deLacy. The Viper Mk III was a revitalised model with a new more armoured look, which has been taken further with the recently released Mk IV. Despite the competition from its more advanced sister model the Mk III remains a top class fighter found in many well-equipped police and naval forces.

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Specifications

Manufacturer:
Faulcon deLacy
Speed:
310 m/s
Boost speed:
388 m/s
Agility:
6/10
Cost:
142,930 Cr
Base shield:
137 MJ
Base armour:
126
Hull mass:
60 t
Mass-lock factor:
7
Landing pad:
Small


Hardpoints

2
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Medium hardpoint
2
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Medium hardpoint
1
 
Small hardpoint
1
 
Small hardpoint
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount

Internal

3
Power Plant [3E] 
Class 3 Reactor bay
3
Thrusters [3E] 
Class 3 Thruster mounting
3
Frame Shift Drive [3E] 
Class 3 FSD housing
2
Life Support [2E] 
Class 2 Environment control
3
Power Distributor [3E] 
Class 3 Power coupling
3
Sensors [3E] 
Class 3 Sensor suite
2
Fuel Tank [2C] 
Class 2 Fuel store

3
Cargo Rack [2E / capacity: 4] 
Class 3 Internal compartment
3
Shield Generator [3E] 
Class 3 Internal compartment
2
 
Class 2 Internal compartment
1
Basic Discovery Scanner 
Class 1 Internal compartment

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