Blade (replica)

Small ship manufactured by Esperia
Blade - V3 rework WIP - Starboard close.jpg
Production state
Blade
ManufacturerEsperia (ESPR)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeSmall (S2)
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage0K 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

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S1
S Radar
N/A
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
1x
S1
Aegis Dynamics
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S1
ACOM
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S1
Gorgon Defender Industries

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S1
Unknown manufacturer
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drive
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intake
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tank
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tank
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
Mainthrusternav.svgThrusters
3x
S3
Main Thruster
N/A
1x
S2
Retro Thruster
N/A
2x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A
10x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A
1x
SX
Empty hardpoint
N/A

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 (18 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

Blade - V3 rework WIP - Above.pngBlade - V3 rework WIP - Cockpit Front Left.pngBlade - V3 rework WIP - Cockpit starboard.pngBlade - V3 rework WIP - Below.pngBlade - V3 rework WIP - Starboard close.jpg

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Blade.jpgLight Fighter Blade.jpgVanduul Blade Whitebox 01.jpgVanduul Blade Whitebox 02.jpgVanduul Blade Whitebox 03.jpgVanduul Blade Whitebox 04.jpgVanduul Blade Whitebox 05.jpgVanduul 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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