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Role: Combat

The Vulture space superiority fighter sacrifices hard point flexibility for manoeuvrability. Advanced manufacturing techniques have allowed the Vulture to integrate large hard points into its relatively small frame, offsetting the ship's limited weapon count. The vulture excels in the role of heavy fighter in strike missions against larger, well defended targets, but its nimble flight characteristics make it equally devastating against smaller targets. A limited cargo and passenger capability has not stopped it becoming a preferred personal transport for those who like to project a certain attitude in their dealings.

Vulture: Front Vulture: Side Vulture: Top Vulture: Bottom Vulture: 3D

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


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 43.1m 34.7m 12.3m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 4 4E
Thrusters Thrusters 5 5E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 4 4E
Life support Life Support 3 3E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 5 5E
Sensors Sensors 4 4E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 3 3C
Optional internals Base fitting
Class 5 5E Shield Generator
Class 5 [military] Empty
Class 4 3E Cargo Rack
Class 2 Empty
Class 1 Empty
Class 1 1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Yaw Pitch Roll
A Rated 220 m/s → 244 m/s 394m/s 20o/s 49o/s 128o/s
B Rated 215 m/s → 237 m/s 384m/s 19o/s 47o/s 124o/s
C Rated 209 m/s → 231 m/s 374m/s 19o/s 46o/s 121o/s
D Rated 201 m/s → 222 m/s 360m/s 18o/s 44o/s 116o/s
E Rated 195 m/s → 2215 m/s 348m/s 17o/s 43o/s 113o/s
All figures take from base layout with each thruster rating
  Base Maximum
Jump range 7.94y 22.8ly
Shields 293mj 700mj A rated + shield boosters
Armour 288 560
Utility slots 4
Mass lock factor 10
Crew 2
Fighter Bay Capable No
Cargo (Maximum without shields) 56T
Hull mass 230T
Pad size Small
Cost 4,925,620CR