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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Faulcon deLacy
320 m/s
Boost speed:
400 m/s
142,930 Cr
Base shield:
105 MJ
Base armour:
Hull mass:
50 t
Mass-lock factor:
Landing pad:


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


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

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

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10 Nov 3303
Galactic News: Taipan AX1 Announced

A spokesperson for Faulcon DeLacy has announced that the manufacturer has teamed up with Aegis to produce a new version of its popular fighter, the Taipan. The spokesperson confirmed that the development was a direct response to the rising Thargoid threat.

Barr Winters, a Faulcon DeLacy engineer who worked on the new Taipan, elaborated on the ship’s specifications:

“The new Taipan has been equipped with two AX multi-cannons, replacing the default utility mount and small hardpoints. These cannons are slightly punchier than standard, which we hope will make the ship particularly effective against Thargoid vessels.”

The new Taipan, which will be known as the AX1, is not to be confused with the existing Aegis Taipan variant. The ship will be available from the 13th of November 3303.

16 Apr 3303
Galactic News: Curious Message Discovered

A group of EM-transmission technology enthusiasts in the Tionisla system claims to have found a message in the exploration data gathered last year as part of a campaign organised by the Children of Raxxla.

A spokesperson for the group, which calls itself The Hamsters, said:

“It was inside one of the beacon modulator wave harmonics, and it seems to be some sort of rhyme. We’ve studied it but have come up with nothing, so we thought we’d share it with the galactic community.”

The message is reprinted in full below.

The river to the underworld

Gaia’s daughter all unfurled

Fourth minor bear in vain

By viper’s sting was slain

Also known as Nemesis

The doom of Chimera

She is tasked with soothing pain

Suckling Odysseus from afar

Mother of the mother of

Leader of the Titans

He transformed into a hawk

A daughter of Daedalion’s

The piercer was how he was known

Mother of Ulysses

Ruler of the winds

God of night, primordial flees

Zeus’ namesake now lies in Sol

Achilles’ favoured horse

Women of vengeance infernal

The vain queen rides not forth

A final word, a course to follow, a poor miser’s sum

If you would understand it all, seek Fibonacci’s Zephyrum

20 Mar 3303
Galactic News: Distress Call Received from Col 70 Sector

Recent reports indicate that a garbled distress call from somewhere in the Col 70 sector has been received. The news has been met with surprise from some quarters, given that permit restrictions have made the sector relatively inaccessible.

"We're not sure what to make of it," said Perry Hussein, a member of the Federal intelligence community, "but it was definitely a distress call and the ship that sent it appears to have been destroyed. The telemetry indicates it was an older vessel, perhaps Cobra class."