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Diamondback Scout

Role: Combat Explorer

The Diamondback Scout is Lakon Spaceway's specialist combat explorer vessel. Unlike its bigger brother the Asp, the Diamondback Scout isn't suited as an all rounder vessel. It is popular with elite recon and pathfinder units with navies throughout human space. Its relatively low cost also makes it a popular choice with independent pilots who appreciate its combat and exploration potential.

Diamondback Scout: Front Diamondback Scout: Side Diamondback Scout: Top Diamondback Scout: Bottom Diamondback Scout: 3D elevation

  Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 2 2 - -


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 39m 24.3m 12.3m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 4 4E
Thrusters Thrusters 4 4E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 4 4E
Life support Life Support 2 2E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 3 3E
Sensors Sensors 2 2E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 4 4C
Optional internals (Class) Base fitting
3 3E Shield Generator
3 Empty
3 Empty
2 Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Roll Pitch Yaw
A Rated 198 m/s → 332 m/s 437 m/s 115 o/s 48 o/s 17 o/s
B Rated 190 m/s → 309 m/s 420 m/s 110 o/s 46 o/s 17 o/s
C Rated 184  m/s → 298 m/s 405 m/s 107 o/s 45 o/s 16 o/s
D Rated 178 m/s → 290 m/s 393 m/s 104 o/s 43 o/s 16 o/s
E Rated 174 m/s → 283 m/s 384 m/s 101 o/s 42 o/s 15 o/s
Performance statistics are taken from default ship outfitting, changing only thruster rating, with no cargo.
  Base Maximum
Jump range 11.44 LY 28.39 LY
Shields 120 MJ 254 MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 216 T 420 T Military + hull reinforcement in military slots
Utility slots 4
Mass lock factor 8
Crew seats 1
Multi crew No
Fighter Bays (fighters) [max] none (-)
Cargo [without shields] 28 T
Hull mass 170 T
Pad size Small
Cost 561,244 CR