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Viper Mk III

Role: Combat

The Viper Mk III is the most recent development of the most successful fighter classes ever built. The original Viper Defence Craft was designed by Faulcon Manspace in 2762 in the Reorte shipyards. The basic model was beefed up with the Viper II by Faulcon deLacy. The new Viper III is a revitalised model with a new more armoured look. It is a top class fighter found in many well-equipped police and naval forces.

Viper Mk III: Front Viper Mk III: Side Viper Mk III: Top Viper Mk III: Bottom Viper Mk III: 3D elevation

  Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 2 2 - -


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 29.8m 24m 8.6m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 3 3E
Thrusters Thrusters 3 3E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 3 3E
Life support Life Support 2 2E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 3 3E
Sensors Sensors 3 3E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 2 2C
Optional internals (Class) Base fitting
3 2E Cargo Rack
3 3E Shield Generator
3 Empty [MILITARY]
2 Empty
1 Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Roll Pitch Yaw
A Rated 212 m/s → 340 m/s 424 m/s 96 o/s 37 o/s 16 o/s
B Rated 207 m/s → 331 m/s 414 m/s 93 o/s 36 o/s 16 o/s
C Rated 204  m/s → 326 m/s 408 m/s 92 o/s 36 o/s 15 o/s
D Rated 201 m/s → 321 m/s 402 m/s 90 o/s 35 o/s 15 o/s
E Rated 198 m/s → 316 m/s 395 m/s 89 o/s 35 o/s 15 o/s
Performance statistics are taken from default ship outfitting, changing only thruster rating, with no cargo.
  Base Maximum
Jump range 7.84 LY 23.73 LY
Shields 105 MJ 250 MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 126 T 505 T Military + hull reinforcement in military slots
Utility slots 2
Mass lock factor 7
Crew seats 1
Multi crew No
Fighter Bays (fighters) [max] none (-)
Cargo [without shields] 22 T
Hull mass 50 T
Pad size Small
Cost 141,592 CR