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Ares Ion

Medium ship manufactured by Crusader Industries
Ares ION Firing Concept.jpg
Ares Ion
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRUS)
RoleAnti-Capital
SizeMedium
Crew1
SeriesAres
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
Loaner vehicleHurricane, F7C-M Super Hornet
In-Game Cost
BuyNot available
Pledge
Standalone$220 USD
Original$220 USD
Warbond$195 USD
Original$195 USD
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length27.2 m
Beam30.2 m
Height5.5 m
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The Crusader Industries Ares Ion is a purpose-built anti-capital fighter. Designed to lead the charge against capital ships and heavily armed flotillas, the Ares ION excels at spearheading a fleet of fighters and support ships. Its purpose-built Behring SF7E laser cannon accurately delivers high-powered shots to quickly disable the shields of gunships and, with the support of other Ares variants, efficiently incapacitate capital-class vessels.

Brochure description

Yes, space safety has increased leaps and bounds since the public was first permitted to fit offensive weaponry to combat an increasing pirate threat. However, times have changed and another evolution is required. The citizens of the UEE need something more.

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 1 x 1
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 2 x 1
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 3 x 1
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 3 x 1

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 2 x 1
Fueltanknav.svg
Fuel Tanks
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 1 x 1
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Quantum Drives
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 1 x 1
Jumpdrivenav.svg
Jump Modules
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 1 x 1
Quantumfueltanknav.svg
Quantum Fuel Tanks
(tbc) (tbc) 2 (2) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
Mainthrusternav.svg
Main Thrusters
(tbc) (tbc) N/A 2 x 1
Maneuveringthrusternav.svg
Maneuvering Thrusters
(tbc) (tbc) N/A 14 x 1

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
Weaponnav.svg
Weapons
Behring SF7E Laser Cannon 7 (7) 1 x 1
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Missiles
N/A N/A 3 (3) 1 x 4

Features

  • Behring SF7E Laser Cannon: Exclusive to the Ares Ion, this laser cannon is integrated into the ship's frame and can't be swapped. It has a range of at least 8 km.[1] The purpose-built laser cannon accurately delivers high-powered shots to disable the shields of gunships before working with other vessels to incapacitate them.[2]
  • Other: The ship is able to fly without a power plant for a certain time due to its batteries.[1] It is also described as a 'long range' fighter, which means it can fight against a target from a large distance. The ship has no interior (bed or bathroom).[1] The ship fits in the hangar of a Javelin.[1]

Model

Series variants

Image Name Description
Ares Inferno - Front Starboard.jpg
Ares Inferno This variant features a size 7 ballistic gatling gun instead of a laser cannon. It has also has a thicker armor.[1]

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Ares Inferno - Front Starboard - Ember skin.jpg
"Ember Skin" A limited dark grey livery with grey accents. Sold with the concept sale. n/a n/a
Ares Ion - Front Starboard - Rediance Skin.jpg
"Radiance Skin" A limited all white livery with light grey accents. Sold with the concept sale. n/a n/a

Gallery

Ares Ion - Various views - Black background.png
Ares Ion - In Hangar - Front.jpg
Ares Ion Concept Squadron.jpg
Ares Ion - Cockpit.jpg
Ares Ion - Front Starboard - Rediance Skin.jpg
Ares Ion - Front Starboard.jpg
Ares x5 flying towards Idris K.jpg
Ares ION Firing Concept.jpg

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See also

  • Q&A: Crusader Ares

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Q&A: Crusader Ares
  2. Ares Starfighter Brochure
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