F8A Lightning

UEE Navy next generation space superiority fighter
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F8A Lightning
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Active for Squadron 42
F8A Lightning
Role
Heavy fighter
Size
Small (S2/XS)
Capacity
Crew
1
Cargo
0 SCU0 KµSCU <br />0 µSCU <br />
Stowage
1,300 KµSCU1.3 SCU <br />1,300,000 µSCU <br />
Cost
Availability
Not available for sale
Claim
16m 1s
Expedite
5m 20s
Expedite fee
8,020 aUEC
Specifications
Length
26 m0.026 km <br />2,600 cm <br />
Width
24 m0.024 km <br />2,400 cm <br />
Height
8 m0.008 km <br />800 cm <br />
Mass
158,775 kg158.775 t <br />
Scm speed
210 m/s756 km/h <br />
0 to scm
2.339 s
Scm to 0
6.018 s
Max speed
1,100 m/s3,960 km/h <br />
0 to max
12.256 s
Max to 0
31.525 s
Roll rate
120 °/s
Pitch rate
38 °/s
Yaw rate
32 °/s
Hydrogen capacity
372,000 L372 SCU <br />
Hydrogen intake
36 L/s0.036 SCU/s <br />
Quantum capacity
10,000 L10 SCU <br />
Cross section
None
Electromagnetic
None
Infrared
None
Physical
- 54 %
Energy
None
Distortion
None
Thermal
None
Biochemical
None
Stun
- 100 %
Health
46,370 ❤️
Lore
Released
2933
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The Anvil F8A Lightning is a heavy fighter employed by the UEE Navy to support space superiority. It was specifically designed to counter heavy Vanduul craft, such as the Glaive and Scythe. It is a more nimble and heavily armed fighter craft than its F7 predecessor, trading off a second turret for more fixed weaponry. Use of the F8A Lightning is generally restricted to elite UEEN squadrons, though the F8C Lightning civilian variant is beginning to see greater adoption.

Features

Folding wings
The folding wings enable it to fit in hangars built for fighters a class below.[1]

Specifications

Sc-icon-fuelintake.svg Fuel intake
2x
S1
Fuel intakeintk_anvl_lightning_f8
18 L/s0.018 SCU/s <br />
Fuel port
1x
S1
Fuel portdockingtube_fuel_ports_anvl_lightning
Sc-icon-fueltank.svg Fuel tank
2x
S1
186,000 L186 SCU <br />
Sc-icon-quantumdrive.svg Quantum drive
1x
S1
Civilian (C)
Sc-icon-quantumfueltank.svg Quantum fuel tank
1x
S1
10,000 L10 SCU <br />
Sc-icon-mainthruster.svg Main thruster
3x
S3
Main thrusteranvl_lightning_f8_thruster_main
4.75 MN4,750 kN <br />1,067,842.75 lbf <br />
Sc-icon-maneuveringthruster.svg Maneuvering thruster
2x
S1
Retro thrusteranvl_lightning_f8_thruster_retro
2.77 MN2,770 kN <br />622,720.93 lbf <br />
12x
S2
Maneuvering thrusteranvl_lightning_f8_thruster_mav_joint
1.059 MN1,059.489 kN <br />238,182.663 lbf <br />
Sc-icon-weapon.svg Weapons
Defensive devices
1x
S1
Magazinefaux_magazinemagazine
5/5 Ammunition
1x
S1
Magazinefaux_magazinemagazine
48/48 Ammunition
Sc-icon-container.svg Personal storage
1x
S1
650,000K µSCU
Armor
1x
S1
Armorarmr_anvl_lightning_f8
Paint
1x
S1
Paint
Vehicle part
1x
S1
10,000 ❤️
1x
S1
7,500 ❤️
1x
S1
500 ❤️
1x
S1
1x
S1
1x
S1
2,000 ❤️
1x
S1
1x
S1
500 ❤️
1x
S1
500 ❤️
1x
S1
7,500 ❤️
1x
S1
500 ❤️
1x
S1
250 ❤️
1x
S1
1x
S1
2,000 ❤️
1x
S1
1x
S1
500 ❤️
1x
S1
500 ❤️
1x
S1
250 ❤️
1x
S1
250 ❤️
1x
S1
10,000 ❤️
1x
S1
350 ❤️
1x
S1
1x
S1
1x
S1
200 ❤️

Model

Variants

  • F8C Lightning: The F8C Lightning is the civilian variant of the F8A Lightning.
  • Unnamed trainer variant: A military trainer variant with two seats in the cockpit.[2]

Special editions

  • F8C Lightning Executive Edition: The F8C Lightning Executive Edition is an exclusive edition F8C Lightning with a black and gold livery and a premium cockpit detailed with gold. It is only available to concierge members who hold the rank of Praetorian (US$15,000 pledged). Previously, it was only available to Legatus (US$25,000 pledged) concierge members until the introduction of the Praetorian rank and the 600i Executive Edition.[3]

Lore

The F8A won the UEE Navy's Next Generation Star Fighter bid, surpassing Aegis' Dogfighter 3000 in the 2nd place and RSI Black Widow in the 3rd place, becoming the latest heavy fighter utilized by the navy.[4] As of 2953, the F8 Lightning is currently in service on all RSI Bengal supercarriers.[1]

Invictus Launch Week

999th Squadron special edition

During the 2950 Invictus Launch Week, a special edition of the ship was seen accompanying the UEE Navy fleet around the Stanton system. It was flown by the 999th Squadron and featured a red color and navy/squadron logos. Several Lightnings, together with F7A Hornet Mk IIs accompanied a Javelin, and two Idris-M's.[5]


Development

The F8 Lightning was designed by Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle Artist)[6] and Gavin Rothery (Freelance Conceptist).[7]

Gallery

Trivia

  • Some F8As were captured by players during Invictus Launch Week event in May 2020. The F8As were first flown in Persistent Universe by the NPCs during the event and some players managed to kill the NPC pilot and steal the ship.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Manufacturer Feature: Anvil Aerospace". Jump Point. Vol. 11 no. 2. pp.19–30. Retrieved 2023-06-20.
  2. Star Citizen: IAE 2950 - Anvil Aerospace
  3. Knowledge Base: Concierge Levels and Rewards. Knowledge Base
  4. Jump Point Issue 5. Transmission - Comm-Link
  5. Alpha 3.9.1 in-game survey during Invictus Launch Week
  6. Reverse the Verse 2.16 (Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  7. Gavin Rothery: Star Citizen Hardware and Ship Design
  8. We STOLE an F8A Air Superiority Fighter by Morphologis on YouTube


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