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Python blueprint

This is the blueprint for the Faulcon DeLacy Python. My personal favourite. Tough, flexible and capable. The perfect ship, can go anywhere, good jump range, loads of cargo space and handles ships way above it's weight class.

First introduced in version 0.1 Beta 3.

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.