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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

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


  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 Base fitting
Class 3 3E Shield Generator
Class 3 Empty
Class 3 Empty
Class 2 1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 192 m/s → 317 m/s 430 m/s 17 o/s 48 o/s 113 o/s
B Rated 185 m/s → 306 m/s 415 m/s 16 o/s 46 o/s 109 o/s
C Rated 180 m/s → 298 m/s 405 m/s 16 o/s 45 o/s 106 o/s
D Rated 175 m/s → 290 m/s 393 m/s 16 o/s 43 o/s 103 o/s
E Rated 171 m/s → 283 m/s 384 m/s 15 o/s 42 o/s 101 o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 11.35LY 30.4LY
Shields 120MJ 254MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 216 420
Utility slots 4
Mass lock factor 8
Crew seats 1
Multi crew 0
Fighter Bays [max] 0
Cargo [without shields] 28T
Hull mass 170T
Pad size Small
Cost 564,330 CR