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Type-10 Defender

Role: Superheavy Fighter

The Type-10 Defender is the result of collaboration between the Alliance and Lakon Spaceways. With the threat of xeno-war looming, the Alliance’s naval arm saw the urgent need for a weapons platform capable of withstanding heavy, sustained attack. Utilising a reinforced Type-9 chassis as a starting point, Lakon overhauled and geared every aspect of the design for combat, producing a military behemoth that could be produced in volume at short notice.

Type-10 Defender: Front Type-10 Defender: Side Type-10 Defender: Top Type-10 Defender: Bottom Type-10 Defender: 3D

  Tiny Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 0 2 3 4 0


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 118.4m 135.1m 39.3m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 8 7E
Thrusters Thrusters 7 6E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 7 6E
Life support Life Support 5 5E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 6 6E
Sensors Sensors 4 4E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 6 6C
Optional internals Base fitting
Class 8 7E Cargo Rack
Class 7 6E Cargo Rack
Class 6 6E Shield Generator
Class 5 4E Cargo Rack
Class 4 3E Cargo Rack
Class 4 Empty
Class 3 2E Cargo Rack
Class 3 Empty
Class 2 1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Class 5 [military] Empty
Class 5 [military] Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 162 m/s → 193 m/s 236 m/s 9 o/s 24 o/s 43 o/s
B Rated 157 m/s → 188 m/s 230 m/s 8 o/s 23 o/s 42 o/s
C Rated 155 m/s → 185 m/s 226 m/s 8 o/s 23 o/s 41 o/s
D Rated 152 m/s → 182 m/s 222 m/s 8 o/s 22 o/s 40 o/s
E Rated 149 m/s → 179 m/s 219 m/s 8 o/s 22 o/s 40 o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 6.54LY 25.8LY
Shields 99MJ 1,257MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 864 2,030
Utility slots 8
Mass lock factor 26
Crew seats 3
Multi crew 2
Fighter Bays [max] 2
Cargo [without shields] 532T
Hull mass 1,200T
Pad size Large
Cost 124,754,863 CR