F8A Lightning

Medium ship manufactured by Anvil Aerospace

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F8A Lightning
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleSpace Superiority
SizeMedium
Crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
Pledge
AvailabilityNot available for sale
Specifications
Length26 m
Beam24 m
Height8 m
Combat speed260 m/s
Max speed760 m/s
Mass55,339 kg
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The Anvil F8A Lightning is a heavy fighter that is used by the UEE Navy. It was designed as the next generation super space superiority fighter, particularly with fighting the Vanduul in mind, it is a more nimble, more heavily armed fighter craft than its F7 predecessor. The second turret is discarded for more fixed weaponry.

Currently, the F8A Lightning is unobtainable through purchase.,[1] but it will be obtainable in the PU, though it’ll be extremely rare.[2]

Specifications

Notes: Some of the following stats are extracted from the latest game file, some of the components might be placeholder.[3]

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
WillsOp Capstan Small (Small) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
Aegis Dynamics Charger Small (Small) 1 x 1
Aegis Dynamics Tundra Small (Small) 1 x 2
Ascension Astro Shimmer Small (Large) 1 x 4

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Quantum Drives
Tarsus Electronics Expedition Small (Small) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
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Main Thrusters
TBD Main Thruster Main 1 x 3
TBD Retro Thruster Retro 1 x 2
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Maneuvering Thrusters
TBD Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster Gimbal 1 x 8

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
Klaus & Werner CF-337 Panther Repeater S4 Gimbal 4 (5) 1 x 2
Klaus & Werner CF-227 Badger Repeater S3 Gimbal 3 (4) 1 x 4
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Turrets
Klaus & Werner CF-227 Badger Repeater Remote 2 (3) 2 x 1
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Missiles
Firestorm Kinetics Ignite II Behring MSD-322 Marsden 2 (3) 2 x 2

Model

Variants

  • F8C Lightning: The F8C Lightning is the civilian variant of the F8A Lightning.

Special editions

  • F8C Lightning Executive Edition: The F8C Lightning Executive Edition is an exclusive edition F8C Lightning with a black and gold livery. It is only available to concierge members who are in the Legatus Navium level.[citation needed ]

History

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]

Development

The F8 Lightning was designed by Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle Artist)[5] and Gavin Rothery (Freelance Concept Artist).[6]

Gallery


References

  1. Reverse the Verse episode 39 (Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  2. Reverse the Verse episode 52
  3. ANVL Lightning F8A on SCDB
  4. Jump Point Issue 5
  5. Reverse the Verse 2.16 (Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  6. Gavin Rothery: Star Citizen Hardware and Ship Design