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Viper Mk III

Role: Multipurpose

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

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


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 29.8m 24m 5.4m

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 Base fitting
Class 3 2E Cargo Rack
Class 3 3E Shield Generator
Class 3 [military] Empty
Class 2 1E Cargo Rack
Class 2 Empty
Class 1 1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 156 m/s → 311 m/s 445 m/s 11 o/s 44 o/s 111 o/s
B Rated 151 m/s → 302 m/s 431 m/s 11 o/s 43 o/s 108 o/s
C Rated 147 m/s → 295 m/s 421 m/s 11 o/s 42 o/s 105 o/s
D Rated 144 m/s → 288 m/s 411 m/s 10 o/s 41 o/s 103 o/s
E Rated 141 m/s → 282 m/s 402 m/s 10 o/s 40 o/s 101 o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 7.67LY 21.33LY
Shields 137MJ 250MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 126  245
Utility slots 2
Mass lock factor 7
Crew seats 1
Multi crew 0
Fighter Bays [max] 0
Cargo [without shields] 22T
Hull mass 60T
Pad size Small
Cost 142,930 CR