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Federal Dropship

Role: Multipurpose

The Federal Dropship is the Federation Navy's workhorse ship for tactical and special forces deployments. This is a well-armoured and well-armed ship capable of carrying large loads. Its versatile nature means that it is well-suited to tackling even the most hostile environment.

Federal Dropship: Front Federal Dropship: Side Federal Dropship: Top Federal Dropship: Bottom Federal Dropship: 3D elevation

  Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points - 4 1 -


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 73.9m 52.3m 21.7m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 6 6E
Thrusters Thrusters 6 6E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 5 5E
Life support Life Support 5 5E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 6 6E
Sensors Sensors 4 4E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 4 4C
Optional internals Base fitting
Class 6 5E Cargo Rack
Class 5 4E Cargo Rack
Class 5 5E Shield Generator
Class 4 3E Cargo Rack
Class 4 Empty [MILITARY]
Class 4 Empty [MILITARY]
Class 3 Empty
Class 3 Empty
Class 2 Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Roll Pitch Yaw
A Rated 112m/s → 202m/s 337m/s 90o/s 34o/s 16o/s
B Rated 108m/s → 195m/s 325m/s 87o/s 33o/s 15o/s
C Rated 106m/s → 191m/s 318m/s 85o/s 32o/s 15o/s
D Rated 103m/s → 186m/s 309m/s 82o/s 31o/s 14o/s
E Rated 101m/s → 182m/s 303m/s 81o/s 30o/s 14o/s
Performance statistics are taken from default ship outfitting, changing only thruster rating, with no cargo.
  Base Maximum
Jump range 7.27LY 19.09LY
Shields 200MJ 411MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 540T 1710T Military + hull reinforcement in military slots
Utility slots 4
Mass lock factor 14
Crew seats 2
Multi crew Yes
Fighter Bays (fighters) [max] none (n/a)
Cargo [without shields] 164T
Hull mass 580T
Pad size Medium
Cost 14,273,598CR