Ares Star Fighter Ion

Anti-capital fighter manufactured by Crusader Industries
Ares Ion - Flying by asteroids firing gun.jpg
Production state
Ares Star Fighter Ion
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRUS)
RoleHeavy Fighter
SizeMedium
SeriesAres Star Fighter
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage250K μSCU
Cost
Buy
2,859,000 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$250
S. orig.
$220
Warbond
$220
W. orig.
$195
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
11,436 aUEC/$
Claim
10:07
Expedite
03:22
Expedite fee
5,065 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length27.2 m
Beam30.2 m
Height5.5 m
Combat speed170 m/s
Max speed1,120 m/s
Mass329,001 kg

The Ares Star Fighter Ion is an anti-capital fighter manufactured by Crusader Industries. 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.

In-game description

Spark fear in the corridors of the most formidable gunships and frigates with the Ares Ion. This laser-equipped variant delivers extremely powerful shots to quickly disable the shields of even the biggest enemy vessels.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S2
GRNP - Groupe Nouveau Paradigme
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
2x
S2
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Coolernav.svgCoolers
3x
S2
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S2
GODI - Gorgon Defender Industries
Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S2
M Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
1x
S2
M Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S2
WETK - Wei-Tek
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S2
M Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
2x
S2
M Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
2x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
12x
S1
Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
1x
S7
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology
Missilenav.svgMissiles
1x
S7
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
1x
S1
Defcon Noise Launcher
JOKR - Joker Engineering
1x
S1
Decoy Launcher
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

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

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Ares Ion in space - Isometric.jpg
Ares Ion in space - Above.jpg
Ares Ion in space - Port.jpg
Ares Ion in space - Front.jpg
Ares Ion in space - Rear.jpg
Ares Ion in space - Below.jpg
Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
Ares Ion - Landed in hangar - Isometric.jpg
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Series variants

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

Paints


In-game availability & pricing

Updated: April 14, 2022 (2 months ago) (2022-04-14) - temporary for Alpha 3.17.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
Unavailable 2,859,000

Renting

Unavailable

Gallery

Ares Ion - In hangar - closeup of Behring SF7E Laser Cannon.jpg
Ares Ion - Flying over Orison with Infernos.jpg
Ares Ion - Firing missiles.jpg
Ares Ion - Pilot entering cockpit.png
Ares Ion and Inferno flying firing weapons.jpg
Iae2951 ares ship poster.png
Ares Inferno and Ion flying over world firing guns.jpg
Ares Ion - Landed in hangar - Isometric.jpg
Ares Ion - Flying by asteroids firing gun.jpg
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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

Development

The Ares Ion was originally scheduled for Alpha 3.15. It was delayed and implemented in the game in Alpha 3.15.1.[3]

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. Transmission - Comm-Link
  3. Star Citizen Alpha 3.15.1 patch notes. Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-11-24


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