Cobra Mk IV

The Cobra MkIV is Faulcon deLacy's development of the famous Cobra MkIII. It's heavier and slower than the MkIII, but packs an extra punch and better weaponry placement makes it a more effective combat vessel. It's tougher to improve survivability and allows better upgrading, but at the expense of some of its agility.

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Specifications

Manufacturer:
Faulcon deLacy
Speed:
200 m/s
Boost speed:
300 m/s
Agility:
130
Crew:
2
Cost:
747,660 Cr
Base shield:
120 MJ
Base armour:
120
Hull mass:
210 t
Mass-lock factor:
8
Landing pad:
Small


Hardpoints

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

Internal

4
Power Plant [4E] 
Class 4 Reactor bay
4
Thrusters [4E] 
Class 4 Thruster mounting
4
Frame Shift Drive [4E] 
Class 4 FSD housing
3
Life Support [3E] 
Class 3 Environment control
3
Power Distributor [3E] 
Class 3 Power coupling
3
Sensors [3E] 
Class 3 Sensor suite
4
Fuel Tank [4C] 
Class 4 Fuel store

4
Cargo Rack [3E / capacity: 8] 
Class 4 Internal compartment
4
Cargo Rack [3E / capacity: 8] 
Class 4 Internal compartment
4
Shield Generator [4E] 
Class 4 Internal compartment
4
 
Class 4 Internal compartment
3
 
Class 3 Internal compartment
3
 
Class 3 Internal compartment
2
Cargo Rack [1E / capacity: 2] 
Class 2 Internal compartment
2
Basic Discovery Scanner 
Class 2 Internal compartment

Related Galnet news

19 Jun 3304
Investor Funds Colonia Shipyards

Renowned billionaire Zachary Rackham, owner of Rackham Capital Investments, has made a sizeable charitable donation to build new shipyards in the Colonia region.

Mr Rackham, known in some circles as ‘Calico Zack’, made this statement:

“If there’s one thing I remember from flying around the galaxy in a second-hand Sidewinder with a leaky life-support module and only fifty credits in my pocket, it’s the thrill of exploration. And Colonia is the embodiment of that spirit, the farthest-flung outpost of civilisation.”

“That’s why I want to support it by funding the development of new shipyards. Every planetary port in the region, bar Colonia Hub, will soon be able to offer pilots the support services they need. It’s my way of celebrating a youth filled with poverty and danger, by giving a boost to the next generation of explorers.”

Bryanna Blanco, a financial journalist for The Federal Times, also published a statement:

“Obviously this is tremendous news for Colonia and all those operating within the region. The timing of Rackham’s donation is curious, however, coming as it does shortly before a company-wide audit. Having such a colossal sum placed beyond the reach of tax officials will certainly help that old pirate – and his crew of accountants – sleep better at night.”

07 Jun 3304
INRA Descendant Murdered

A descendant of Amaro Hem, one of the INRA’s senior members, has been murdered by terrorist group the League of Reparation. His body was found in the wreckage of a crashed ship.

Senior Agent Tanya Ramirez, part of the tri-superpower taskforce investigating the League, provided a full explanation at a press conference:

“We have identified the deceased as Luca Hem, an unemployed construction worker living at Houtman City in the Aeternitas system. He was reported missing by his family two weeks ago. We can confirm that he was the great-grandson of Amaro Hem, who was a programme coordinator with the INRA.”

“Luca Hem’s body was found strapped into an ancient Cobra Mk III, the same model flown by Commander Jameson. Forensics indicate he was still alive when the ship struck an asteroid in the Aeternitas A Belt. The Cobra’s derelict condition suggests it wasn’t travelling under its own power, and was most likely salvaged from a scrapyard specifically for this purpose.”

“According to logs discovered at the Taylor Keep INRA facility, Amaro Hem was responsible for ensuring that Jameson did not return from his mission against the Thargoids. This staged murder, recreating the circumstances of Jameson’s death, is obviously intended as an act of poetic justice by the League of Reparation.”

“Luca Hem’s wife and children have been taken to secure locations for their own protection, as have nine individuals from other families related to Amaro Hem.”

Agent Ramirez concluded:

“It’s clear that the League is using theatrical tactics to ensure its message reaches the media. Our taskforce is working hard to discover more about this organisation, and to bring these terrorists to justice.”

08 Mar 3304
Coalition of Othime Campaign

The Coalition of Othime has announced plans to develop refinery facilities in its home system through the construction of a new asteroid base.

A spokesperson for the Coalition said:

“Othime relies heavily on its refineries, but those refineries are limited to small and medium cargo vessels, which limits the amount of revenue we can generate. A new asteroid base would allow us to support large ships, such as the Anaconda and Imperial Cutter, and allow us to compete with other refineries in the sector.”

The organisation has placed an open order for various commodities, and has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list to ensure that those contributing material to the campaign can do so safely. Pilots who contribute to the initiative will be generously rewarded.

The campaign begins on 8th of March 3304 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.