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Diamondback Explorer

Role: Long Range Explorer

The Diamondback Explorer was Lakon Spaceways’ response to criticism of the original Diamondback ship class. By extending the ship’s frame it allowed greater cargo capacity and so greater mission variety and endurance. It also brought the ship more into line as a smaller brother to the successful Asp line although at a much more modest price range. The Explorer model can fulfill the same roles as its companion ship type, but also able to operate as a fast transport and resupply vessel useful for supporting deep space operations in a hostile environment.

Diamondback explorer: Front Diamondback explorer: Side Diamondback explorer: Top Diamondback explorer: Bottom Diamondback explorer: 3D

  Tiny Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 0 0 2 1 0


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 45m 27.3m 13.6m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 4 4E
Thrusters Thrusters 4 4E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 5 5E
Life support Life Support 3 3E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 4 4E
Sensors Sensors 3 3E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 5 5C
Optional internals Base fitting
Class 4 3E Shield Generator
Class 4 3E Cargo Rack
Class 3 2E Cargo Rack
Class 3 Empty
Class 2 1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Class 2 Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 164 m/s → 267 m/s 349 m/s 13 o/s 36 o/s 92 o/s
B Rated 161 m/s → 262 m/s 342 m/s 13 o/s 35 o/s 91 o/s
C Rated 158 m/s → 257 m/s 337 m/s 13 o/s 35 o/s 89 o/s
D Rated 156 m/s → 254 m/s 332 m/s 13 o/s 34 o/s 88 o/s
E Rated 154 m/s → 251 m/s 328 m/s 13 o/s 34 o/s 87 o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 15.61LY 41.8LY
Shields 131MJ 344MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 270 525
Utility slots 4
Mass lock factor 10
Crew seats 1
Multi crew 0
Fighter Bays [max] 0
Cargo [without shields] 56T
Hull mass 260T
Pad size Small
Cost 1,894,760 CR