Sidewinder Mk I

Most pilots start their careers in the Sidewinder. It is a classic ship design that has been in use (in various configurations) since 2982. Its original design was as a light support ship and it lacked jump capability. Modern compact drives have enabled jump-capable versions to be created, making this a useful all-rounder. Some navies still use these ships as fighters and patrol craft.

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Specifications

Manufacturer:
Faulcon deLacy
Speed:
220 m/s
Boost speed:
320 m/s
Agility:
168
Crew:
1
Cost:
32,000 Cr
Base shield:
40 MJ
Base armour:
60
Hull mass:
25 t
Mass-lock factor:
6
Landing pad:
Small


Hardpoints

1
Pulse Laser [1G gimballed] 
Small hardpoint
1
Pulse Laser [1G gimballed] 
Small hardpoint
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount

Internal

2
Power Plant [2E] 
Class 2 Reactor bay
2
Thrusters [2E] 
Class 2 Thruster mounting
2
Frame Shift Drive [2E] 
Class 2 FSD housing
1
Life Support [1E] 
Class 1 Environment control
1
Power Distributor [1E] 
Class 1 Power coupling
1
Sensors [1E] 
Class 1 Sensor suite
1
Fuel Tank [1C] 
Class 1 Fuel store

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

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