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Viper Mk IV

Role: Combat

Faulcon deLacy’s Viper Mk IV takes the Mk III model and beefs it up to a heavy fighter role. While it lacks the speed of the older ship, it enjoys much better protection from its shields and armour. With the capacity for a more capable powerplant and frame shift drive, the Mk IV is also better suited for long-range patrols and rapid deployment. The powerplant upgrade potential supports greater customisation for weapons and modules, making this a versatile fighter that would be an excellent addition to any navy or private-security concern.

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

  Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 2 2 - -


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 29.9m 24.7m 8.7m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 4 4E
Thrusters Thrusters 4 4E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 4 4E
Life support Life Support 2 2E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 3 3E
Sensors Sensors 3 3E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 4 4C
Optional internals (Class) Base fitting
4 3E Cargo Rack
4 3E Cargo Rack
3 3E Shield Generator
3 Empty [MILITARY]
2 1E Cargo Rack
2 Empty
1 Empty
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Roll Pitch Yaw
A Rated 194 m/s → 300 m/s 378 m/s 100 o/s 33 o/s 13 o/s
B Rated 188 m/s → 291 m/s 366 m/s 97 o/s 32 o/s 13 o/s
C Rated 184  m/s → 284 m/s 358 m/s 95 o/s 32 o/s 13 o/s
D Rated 180 m/s → 277 m/s 349 m/s 92 o/s 31 o/s 12 o/s
E Rated 176 m/s → 272 m/s 342 m/s 91 o/s 30 o/s 12 o/s
Performance statistics are taken from default ship outfitting, changing only thruster rating, with no cargo.
  Base Maximum
Jump range 10.44 LY 25.7 LY
Shields 150 MJ 318 MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 270 T 759 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] 50 T
Hull mass 190 T
Pad size Small
Cost 434,844 CR