Ares Star Fighter Ion

Anti-capital fighter manufactured by Crusader Industries
Ares Ion - Flying by asteroids firing gun.jpg
Production state
Ares Ion
ManufacturerCrusader Industries (CRUS)
RoleHeavy Fighter
SizeMedium (S3)
SeriesAres
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 m
Beam30 m
Height6 m
Combat speed170 m/s
Max speed1,120 m/s
Mass329,001 kg
Development
AnnouncedDecember 12, 2019
(2 years ago)
 (2019-12-12)
Concept saleDecember 13, 2019
(2 years ago)
 (2019-12-13)

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.

Features

  • Equipment Storage: The Ion houses a 1,000K μSCU storage unit and dedicated gun racks. Both are accessed externally at the aft.

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S2
Groupe Nouveau Paradigme
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
2x
S2
Aegis Dynamics
Coolernav.svgCooler
3x
S2
Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S2
Gorgon Defender Industries

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S2
Wei-Tek
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drive
1x
S2
M Jump Module
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intake
2x
S2
M Fuel Intake
N/A
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tank
1x
S2
M Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tank
2x
S2
M Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
Mainthrusternav.svgThrusters
2x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A
12x
S1
Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

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 (7 months ago) (2022-04-14) - temporary for Alpha 3.17.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Crusader Industries Showroom, Orison
Unavailable 2,859,000

Renting

Unavailable

Gallery

Ares Ion - In hangar - closeup of Behring SF7E Laser Cannon.jpgAres Ion - Flying over Orison with Infernos.jpgAres Ion - Firing missiles.jpgAres Ion - Pilot entering cockpit.pngAres Ion and Inferno flying firing weapons.jpgIae2951 ares ship poster.pngAres Inferno and Ion flying over world firing guns.jpgAres Ion - Landed in hangar - Isometric.jpgAres Ion - Flying by asteroids firing gun.jpg

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Ares Ion - Various views - Black background.pngAres Ion - In Hangar - Front.jpgAres Ion Concept Squadron.jpgAres Ion - Cockpit.jpgAres Ion - Front Starboard - Rediance Skin.jpgAres Ion - Front Starboard.jpgAres x5 flying towards Idris K.jpgAres 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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