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Orca blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Saud Kruger Orca. The first passenger ship in the game and sadly lacking anything to do (apart from being used as a ramming vessel) the Orca finally has a real function from 2.2. Most famous for being the least used ship in the game, it has a stylish neon yellow interior on the bridge.

First introduced in 0.1 Beta 3.

Scarab SRV blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Vodel Scarab, a Surface Reconnaissance Vehicle (or SRV for short). Deployable from any ship equipped with a Planetary Vehicle Bay, the Scarab allows commanders to drive around the surface of planets and moons.

First introduced in version 2.0 Horizons.

Federal Gunship blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Core Dynamics Federal Gunship. Slower and less agile than its sister-ships, the gunship makes up for it in fire power. With seven hard-points it's the most heavily armed ship this size of an Anaconda.

This ship requires the Federal Navy rank of Ensign for a player to purchase it in the game.

First introduced in version 1.4 the CQC expansion.

Imperial Clipper blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Gutamaya Imperial Clipper. Fast and well equipped this Imperial multipurpose ship can be a fighter and a trader, let down only by weak shields. Cheaper by far than the Python, it's requirement for a Large pad is it's only shortcoming. Sounds amazing!

This ship requires the Imperial Navy rank of Baron for a player to purchase it in the game.

First introduced in version 1.1 with the Community Goals expansion.

Federal Assault Ship blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Core Dynamics Federal Assault Ship. Agile, tough and deadly this is the choice of many a bounty hunter.

This ship requires the Federal Navy rank of Chief Petty Officer for a player to purchase it in the game.

First introduced in version 1.4 the CQC expansion.

 

Type 7 Transporter blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Lakon Spaceways Type-7 Transporter. The Volvo of the skies, this ship is "boxy but good" and the ideal trader stepping stone before moving on to a Python or Imperial Clipper.

First introduced in version 0.1 Gamma 2.

Ships to scale blueprint

I've finished drawing the ship blueprints, which I will continue to publish one per day.

But while I'm refining some and translating others, I've also set out to put together the first draft of the "every ship to scale" chart I set out to build in the first place.

You can download the full size 7800x4806 version below here.

Ships blueprint

Federal Dropship blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Core Dynamics Federal Dropship. The dropship is a workhorse military transport. Far from agile, it is well armed and tough.

This ship requires the Federal Navy rank of Midshipman for a player to purchase it in the game.

First introduced in version 1.1 Community Goals expansion.

Asp Explorer blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Lakon Spaceways Asp Explorer. The most popular long-range exploration ship, the Asp has brought many commander back safely from the far side of the galaxy. Better equipped than it's smaller Diamondback cousin, the Asp is far bigger; more cargo, more jump range and more utility slots. The only ship with better jump range (currently) is a stripped-down Anaconda. Something requiring a much larger budget!

First introduced in version 0.1 Beta 2.

Vulture blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Core Dynamics Vulture. The Vulture is the attack-dog of space, far tougher than any ship of it's size and while as large as a type-6 transporter, the Vulture is almost as agile as an Eagle; plus with two large weapon hard-points it packs a hell of a punch! With the Federal Assault Ship and Fer De Lance, this ship is the third alpha predator of the Elite: Dangerous universe.

First introduced in version 1.2 for the Wings expansion.

Thanks to CMDR Aidan Abacus & the CMDRs of www.elitedangerous.de for German translations. Thanks to CMDR Nicou, CMDR Aymerix & CMDR Duita Rider of www.elite-dangerous.fr for French translations.

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