F8C Lightning

Single-seat heavy fighter manufactured by Anvil
Quick facts:
F8C Lightning
F8C - Landed on platform - Cut.jpg
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F8C Lightning
Role
Heavy fighter
Size
Small (S2/XS)
Capacity
Crew
1
Cargo
0 SCU0 KµSCU <br />0 µSCU <br />
Stowage
250 KµSCU0.25 SCU <br />250,000 µSCU <br />
Cost
Standalone
$ 300.00€ 303.00 <br />£ 255.00 <br />
Warbond
$ 260.00€ 262.60 <br />£ 221.00 <br />
Availability
Concierge reward (Wing Commander), Event reward
Claim
16m 1s
Expedite
5m 20s
Expedite fee
8,020 aUEC
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Specifications
Length
26 m0.026 km <br />2,600 cm <br />
Width
25 m0.025 km <br />2,500 cm <br />
Height
8 m0.008 km <br />800 cm <br />
Mass
158,775 kg158.775 t <br />
Scm speed
212 m/s763.2 km/h <br />
0 to scm
2.581 s
Scm to 0
5.368 s
Max speed
1,337 m/s4,813.2 km/h <br />
0 to max
16.279 s
Max to 0
33.86 s
Roll rate
176 °/s
Pitch rate
36 °/s
Yaw rate
33 °/s
Hydrogen capacity
372,000 L372 SCU <br />
Hydrogen intake
0 L/s0 SCU/s <br />
Quantum capacity
2,500 L2.5 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 F8C Lightning is the civilian variant of the F8A Lightning space superiority fighter that is used by the United Empire of Earth Navy. It closely mimics the military specs of the original F8A, and has been used in lines of defense against Vanduul invaders. It was made available in extremely limited numbers to the civilian market by Anvil to celebrate the debut of the F8A in the UEE Navy.[1]

Features

Weapons
The 'Lightning' has an array of weapons which include two Size 3 and six Size 2 guns as well as two missiles racks that can hold eight Size 2 missiles.
Maneuverability
Even though the F8C is a heavy fighter, it is a more nimble fighter craft than its F7 predecessor.
Stowage
It has the capability to stow up to 250K μSCU of items via an external storage.
Pedigree
It is based on the UEE Navy's F8A, which is designed to counter heavy Vanduul craft, such as the Glaive and Scythe.

Specifications

Sc-icon-weapon.svg Weapons
Defensive devices
1x
S1
5/5 Ammunition
1x
S1
48/48 Ammunition
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

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Bottom
F8C in space - Isometric.jpg
F8C in space - Above.jpg
F8C in space - Port.jpg
F8C in space - Front.jpg
F8C in space - Rear.jpg
F8C in space - Below.jpg
Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
F8C - Landed on platform - Cut.jpg
Above.jpg
F8C - Landed in a hangar - Front.jpg
F8C - in SelfLand - Port.jpg
F8C - in SelfLand - Rear.jpg

Special editions

"Executive"

F8C Executive in space - Isometric.jpg
Dark grey colouring with gold accents, its cockpit is detailed with gold and comes with a brown leather seat.

Limited edition. Reward to Concierge backers who reached the rank of Praetorian. [2]

Paints

"Shockwave" "Stormfire"
F8C Shockwave in space - Isometric.jpg
F8C Stormfire flying above clouds.png

Series military variants

None of the military variants are available to the general public for purchase.

Image Name Description
Sq42 SneakPeekF8.png
F8A Lightning The next generation space superiority fighter, the original F8 on which the F8C is based off.

Universe availability

Gallery

Development

  • The F8C Lightning was available as the Wing Commander concierge reward which is introduced in January 2018.[3]
  • The F8 Lightning was designed by Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle Artist)[4] and Gavin Rothery (Freelance Conceptist).[5]
  • CIG released the F8C Lightning from its pre-Squadron 42 "spoiler" lock to Concierge owners on 10 October 2023 in Alpha 3.20.0b.[6] At the same time, a special event was held where players could obtain access to the F8C in several ways:[6]
    • Obtain a gold license, looted from crates in the PU. When you turned this into a rental kiosk, the player would gain access to an F8C for 24 hours, and be able to purchase the ship on the Pledge Store.
    • Obtain a platinum license, only obtainable by taking it from CIG developers in-game. Once obtained, all other players across the server will be alerted to your location. If the player manages to bring it to a ship dealership, they could obtain permanent ownership of the F8C, with LTI.

References

  1. Galactapedia: F8C Lighting. Galactapedia
  2. Knowledge Base: Concierge Levels and Rewards. Knowledge Base
  3. Concierge Levels and Rewards. Knowledge Base. Retrieved 2021-05-28
  4. Reverse the Verse 2.16(Relay icon.svg transcript)
  5. Gavin Rothery: Star Citizen Hardware and Ship Design
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Hunt Is On". Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2024-01-20
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