Cutlass Black

Medium ship manufactured by Drake Interplanetary
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Production state
Cutlass Black
ManufacturerDrake Interplanetary (DRAK)
RoleMedium Fighter / Medium Freight
SizeMedium
SeriesCutlass
Capacity
Crew1 – 3
Cargo46 SCU
Stowage46,000K μSCU
Cost
Buy
1,385,300 aUEC
Rent (1 day)
27,706 aUEC
Rent (3 days)
72,728 aUEC
Rent (7 days)
145,457 aUEC
Rent (30 days)
519,488 aUEC
Standalone
$100
S. orig.
$100
Availability
Always available
Pledge value
13,853 aUEC/$
Claim
13:30
Expedite
2:15
Expedite fee
3,375 aUEC
Rent (1 day)
10,000 REC
Specifications
Length29 m
Beam26.5 m
Height10 m
Combat speed165 m/s
Max speed1,114 m/s
Mass246,557 kg
Lore
Introduction2845 CE; 107 years ago (2845)

The Drake AS-1 Cutlass Black (also: DCB1) is a low-cost, easy-to-maintain solution for local in-system militia units. The larger-than-average cargo hold, RIO seat and dedicated tractor mount are, the company literature insists, for facilitating search and rescue operations.[1] The Cutlass Black is very popular among pirates.

Features

  • Cargo: The Cutlass Black has the capability of carrying up to 46 SCUs of cargo with its hold as well as 46,000K μSCU of internal stowage. Thanks to its rear ramp, the ship can carry ground vehicles like the ROC or even Drakes' very own Mule or Dragonfly.
  • Crew Area: Despite Drakes reputation of providing only the essentials, the Cutlass still has a spacious crew area which includes a pair of beds, a small kitchenette, clothes stowage and run racks.
  • Easy Access: Apart from its rear ramp, the ship also has a pair of large side doors, ideal for when you need to EVA to recover cargo, salvaging or for rescue operations.
  • Tractor Beams: A conveniently placed hard-point at the rear of the ship which can hold a Size 1 tractor beam helps to assist in recovery-type missions.
  • Weapons: Being in the depths of space can leave you vulnerable to attacks from other ships. With four pilot controlled Size 3 gun hard-points, a manned turret which can hold a pair of Size 3 guns and racks that can hold eight Size 3 and sixteen Size 2 missiles, Drake Interplanetary has you covered.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S2
WLOP - WillsOp
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S2
SASU - Sakura Sun
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S2
LPLT - Lightning Power Ltd.
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
1x
S2
SECO - Seal Corporation
Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S2
M Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S2
M Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S2
TARS - Tarsus
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S2
M Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S2
M Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
2x
S4
OKBV - OKB Voskhod
2x
S4
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
26x
S1
DRAK - Drake Interplanetary
Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
2x
S3
FFSY - Flashfire Systems
2x
S3
FFSY - Flashfire Systems
Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S6
Manned Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Missilenav.svgMissiles
4x
S4
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology
2x
S4
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
1x
S1
GRIN - Greycat Industrial

History

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Cutlass Black in space - Isometric.jpg
Cutlass Black in space - Above.jpg
Cutlass Black in space - Port.jpg
Cutlass Black in space - Front.jpg
Cutlass Black in space - Rear.jpg
Cutlass Black in space - Below.jpg
Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
Cutlass Black in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
Cutlass Black in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Cutlass Black in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Cutlass Black in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Cutlass Black in SelfLand - Rear.jpg

Special editions

Image Name Description
Cutlass Black BIS 2949 in space - Isometric.jpg
"Best In Show 2949" Limited light grey and purple livery to celebrate the IAE 2949 event.[2]

Series variants

Image Name Description
Cutlass Blue in space - Isometric.jpg
Cutlass Blue Police variant of the Cutlass series. It replaces most of the cargo space with prisoner pods.
Cutlass Red in Space - Isometirc.jpg
Cutlass Red Search and rescue variant of the Cutlass series. It replaces most of the cargo space with dedicated medic beds.
Cutlass Steel in space - Isometric.jpg
Cutlass Steel Troop transport variant of the Cutlass series. It replaces all the cargo space with jump seats.

Paints

The following paints (skins) can be used on all variants of the Cutlass.

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Cutlass Black - Best in Show 2950 Skin.jpg
"Best in Show 2950" White colour with grey, dark grey and gold accents. Limited edition. Reward given to Cutlass Black owners for the IAE 2950 "Best in Show" event. [not available] (Reward)
Cutlass Coalfire - Isometric.jpg
"Coalfire" Dark grey colour with red accents. [not available] 4.50 [3]
Cutlass Cypress is space - Isometric.jpg
"Cypress" Beige yellow colour with green camo pattern. [not available] 7.00 [4]
Cutlass Black Ghoulish Green in space - Isometric.jpg
"Ghoulish Green" Metallic green colour with dark grey accents. Limited sale. Only available during the Day of the Vara event. [not available] 5.00 [5]
Cutlass Hawthorn is space - Isometric.jpg
"Hawthorn" Grey/dark grey detailed camo pattern. [not available] 7.00 [4]
Cutlass Mistwalker - Isometric.jpg
"Mistwalker" White colour with grey digital camo and grey accents. [not available] 7.00 [6]
Cutlass Saurian in space - Isometric.jpg
"Saurian" Army green colour with dark green accents. [not available] 4.50 [7]

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: May 10, 2021 (13 months ago) (2021-05-10) - Alpha 3.13.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
1,385,300 Unavailable

Renting

Surface Hubs
Vantage Rentals, Lorville Traveler Rentals, Area18 Regal Luxury Rentals, New Babbage
Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable
Cargo Decks
Traveler Rentals, Everus Harbor Traveler Rentals, Baijini Point Traveler Rentals, Port Tressler
27,706 27,706 27,706
Refinery Decks
HUR-L1 HUR-L2 CRU-L1 ARC-L1 MIC-L1
30,481 30,481 30,481 30,481 30,481

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

Gallery

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Cutlass Black WhiteRoom Front.jpg
Cutlass Black Rework ATV 02.jpg
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Cutlass Black in RandY - Front.png
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Cutlass Black 3.1.4 01.png
Cutlass Black 3.1.4 02.png
Cutlass Black BIS 2949 in space - Isometric.jpg
Cutlass Black BIS 2949 in space - Above.jpg
Cutlass Black BIS 2949 in space - Port.jpg
Cutlass Black BIS 2949 in space - Front.jpg
Cutlass Black BIS 2949 in space - Rear.jpg
Cutlass Black BIS 2949 in space - Below.jpg
Cutlass Cypress - Landed in hangar.jpg
Cutlass Hawthorn - Landed in hangar.jpg
Cutlass Saurian - Landed in hangar.jpg
Cutlass Black - Best in Show 2950 Skin.jpg
IAE2950-day10-cutlass.jpg
Cutlass Coalfire - Landed.jpg
Cutlass Series - Paints - Gholish Green.jpg
Cutlass Mistwalker - Landed.jpg
Drake cutlass beauty visual.jpg
Ship-images-Cutlass black hold.jpg
Ship-images-Drake cutlass back-Left visual.jpg
Ship-images-Drake cutlass cargo visual.jpg
Ship-images-Drake cutlass cockpit visual.jpg
Ship-images-Drake cutlass engine visual.jpg
Ship-images-Drake cutlass flight visual.jpg
Ship-images-Drake cutlass front-Right visual.jpg
Ship-images-Drake cutlass weapons visual.jpg

Development

Cutlass Black is a part of the Kickstarter pledge.[8] It is introduced to the game in Patch 10 of the Hangar Module.[9] It becomes flight ready in Patch V1.0.0 in Arena Commander.[10] It is reworked in Alpha 3.0.0.[11]

The original Cutlass Black concept is designed by Jim Martin (Freelance Concept Artist). It is later converted into the game by Patrick Thomas (Freelance Modeler). Other contributions include Chris Olivia (Chief Visual Officer), Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle Modeler), Mark Skelton (Art Director), Ted Beargeon (Concept Artist), and Elijah Michael (Concept Artist).[12]

In the concept stage of the rework, Daniel Joustra (Senior Concept Artist) designed the modular interiors concept. During the rework, the ship is scaled back to the portion in the original concept. It is implemented in game by Josh Coons (3D Modeler), with contributions from John Crewe (Lead Technical Designer), Matthew Sherman (Technical Designer), and Hannes Appell (Cinematics Director).[13]

Design brief

Note:This brief is the initial design brief in 2013 before the rework.[12]
Builder Drake Interplanetary
Crew (max) 2
Mass (empty) 35,000 Kg
Focus "System Defense" (Piracy)
Cargo Capacity 10 tonnes
Thrusters 1 x TR4, 16 x TR2
Hardpoints
  • 2 x Class 1: Equipped 2 x MaxOx NN-13 Neutron Gun
  • 1 x Class 2: Equipped 2 x A&R Mark IVc Tractor Beam
  • 2 x Class 3: Equipped 4x Python Tracer (HS) missiles
  • 2 x Class 4: None Equipped
Description Drake Interplanetary claims that the Cutlass is a low-cost, easy-to-maintain solution for local in-system militia units. The larger-than-average cargo hold, RIO seat and dedicated tractor mount are, the company literature insists, for facilitating search and rescue operations. While it’s true that Cutlasses are used throughout known space for such missions, their prime task and immediate association is with high space piracy. Cutlasses, often operating in groups, menace distant transit lanes to prey on hapless merchants. A single Cutlass can ravage a mid-sized transport and a pack operating as a clan can easily take down larger prey. STOL adaptations allow these interceptors to operate off of modified transports or pocket destroyers, the most common warships that make up pirate caravans.
Designer note The idea is that Drake Interplanetary builds ships which are ostensibly for legal purposes (local militias, etc.) but are ‘obviously’ for pirates: so it has the appearance of a military fighter, but mated to an awkwardly larger hull for collecting loot; it should have visible forward-facing tractor beams and a seat for a second crewman even though there’s no turret (as you’ll need a second man to board an enemy ship). It also has a cheaper build quality: if Anvil is building Jeeps and Origin is building BMWs, this is a Honda.

References

  1. Cutlass Black - Ship page. Pledge Store
  2. The Cutlass Black Best In Show Edition - Pledge store. Pledge Store
  3. Cutlass Coalfire Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 19/12/2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cutlass Cypress Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 24/12/2021
  5. Halloween 2020. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 19/12/2021
  6. Cutlass Mistwalker Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 19/12/2021
  7. Cutlass Saurian Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 24/12/2021
  8. Star Citizen - Kickstarter
  9. Star Citizen Patch 10 - patch notes. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-05-09
  10. Star Citizen Patch V1.0.0 - patch notes. Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-05-09
  11. Star Citizen Alpha 3.0.0 - patch notes. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-05-09
  12. 12.0 12.1 Jim Martin, Patrick Thomas, David Ladyman, Ben Lesnick. "Work in Progress: Cutlass". Jump Point. Vol. 1 no. 12. pp.3–28. Retrieved 2022-05-09.
  13. David Ladyman, Ben Lesnick. "3.0 Ship Updates: Cutlass". Jump Point. Vol. 5 no. 9. pp.26–36. Retrieved 2022-05-09.
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