Blade (replica)

Small ship manufactured by Esperia
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Production state
Blade
ManufacturerEsperia (ESPR)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeSmall
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage250K μSCU
Cost
Buy
3,370,600 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$275
S. orig.
$250
Warbond
$250
W. orig.
$250
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
12,257 aUEC/$
Claim
8:26
Expedite
1:24
Expedite fee
2,110 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length15.5 m
Beam20 m
Height4.5 m
Combat speed214 m/s
Max speed1,238 m/s
Mass27,019 kg

The Esperia Blade is a Vanduul light fighter replica produced by Esperia for military use. They are often used for training for the UEE pilots.[1] The maneuverability of the Blade is beyond anything else out there which makes up for its lacking armor.[2][3]

"With every purchase, Blade owners are not only helping to protect themselves, they are helping to protect the brave starmen that are fighting for our way of life. Esperia may not have the resources of some of our competitors, but we have identified a very special situation where we can benefit the whole Empire… and give those Vanduul monsters a black eye or two in the process."
Esperia CEO Charlotte Hussion

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
S Radar
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S1
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S1
ACOM - ACOM
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S1
GODI - Gorgon Defender Industries
Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
ARCO - Unknown manufacturer
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
3x
S3
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
1x
S2
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
10x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
1x
SX
Empty hardpoint
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
2x
S3
VNCL - Vanduul Clans
2x
S2
VNCL - Vanduul Clans
Missilenav.svgMissiles
2x
S3
Quad Missile Rack
VNCL - Vanduul Clans
  • 8x
    S1
    VNCL - Vanduul Clans

History

For some decades, United Empire of Earth aggressor squadrons have operated replica Blade fighters produced under exclusive contract by Esperia Inc. These spacecraft, produced in great quantity, have been used to train generations of fighter pilots for Vanduul engagements. Today, Esperia manufactures Scythe and Glaive clones for training and testing purposes, with most former Blades having been returned to the manufacturer for storage and disassembly. The so-called "Esperia Boneyard" (location classified) contains hundreds upon hundreds of used examples in varying states of disassembly. In the wake of the recent attack on Uriel, many of the Blade trade-ins produced in the past decade are being outfitted for frontier defense use, part of an extremely controversial program aimed at better-arming those threatened by alien attack.

The current crop of Blade spacecraft available was manufactured between 2930 and 2940 under a lease agreement with the United Empire of Earth's military. Per Esperia's Naval contract, Blades have been returned to Esperia's care as more advanced aggressor designs are manufactured at a 1:1 basis. While each of these Blades is already a veteran of Humanity's war on the Vanduul, each has been restored to factory settings and features a full manufacturer's guarantee.[1]

Updated: May 11, 2021 (13 months ago) (2021-05-11) - Alpha 3.13.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
Unavailable 3,370,600

Renting

Unavailable

Prices given are per-day. Prices for all rental periods can be found at Ship renting.

Development

In 2018-06-30, with the release of Star Citizen Alpha 3.2.0, the ship became Flight Ready.[4]

Gallery

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Blade - V3 rework WIP - Starboard close.jpg
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Blade-Left-Squashed.jpg
Blade-Front-Squashed.jpg
Blade-Rear-Squashed.jpg
Blade-Right-Squashed.jpg
Blade-Cockpit-Squashed.jpg
Blade 01.jpg
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Blade in game - Below.jpg
Blade in game - Front.png
Blade in game - Rear.png
Blade in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
Blade in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Blade in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Blade in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Blade in SelfLand - Rear.jpg
Blade.jpg
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Vanduul Blade Whitebox 01.jpg
Vanduul Blade Whitebox 02.jpg
Vanduul Blade Whitebox 03.jpg
Vanduul Blade Whitebox 04.jpg
Vanduul Blade Whitebox 05.jpg
Vanduul Blade Document 01.jpg

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Important Announcement from Esperia, Inc.. Transmission - Comm-Link
  2. Esperia Vanduul Blade Q&A Part 1. Transmission - Comm-Link
  3. The Esperia Blade - Ship page. Pledge Store
  4. Star Citizen Alpha 3.2 Available!. Transmission - Comm-Link
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