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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

  Fixed Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 0 0 4 1 0


  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 3E Shield Generator
Class 4 3E Cargo Rack
Class 4 [military] Empty
Class 4 [military] Empty
Class 3 Empty
Class 3 Empty
Class 2 1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 114 m/s → 205 m/s 341m/s 16o/s 34o/s 91o/s
B Rated 109 m/s → 197 m/s 329m/s 15o/s 33o/s 88o/s
C Rated 107 m/s → 192 m/s 320m/s 15o/s 32o/s 85o/s
D Rated 104 m/s → 187 m/s 311m/s 15o/s 31o/s 83o/s
E Rated 101 m/s → 182 m/s 304m/s 14o/s 30o/s 81o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 7.25ly 19.7ly
Shields 104mj 411mj A rated + shield boosters
Armour 540 1050
Utility slots 4
Mass lock factor 14
Crew 2
Fighter Bay Capable No
Cargo (Maximum without shields) 16T
Hull mass 580T
Pad size Medium
Cost 14,314,210CR