Gladiator

Small ship manufactured by Anvil Aerospace

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T8C Gladiator
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleLight Bomber
SizeSmall
Crew1 – 2
Production state
  • Flight Ready
Cost
Rent (1 day) / 16,500 REC
Pledge
CostUS$165
OriginalUS$165
AvailabilityTime limited sales
Specifications
Length22.5 m
Beam22.5 m
Height6 m
Max speed981 m/s
Mass87,497 kg
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The Anvil T8C Gladiator is the civilian model of the T8A Gladiator appeals to those that want to explore the 'Verse with a bit of added security. Supporting a maximum of two the Gladiator is perfectly equipped to explore and fight with or without a wingman. Its great modularity allows pilots to choose between an extra cargo hold or a bomb bay and replace the rear turret’s laser cannon with a tractor beam, making it an ideal craft for light salvage missions.[1][2]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
GRNP - GNP
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S1
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S1
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S1
GODI - Gorgon Defender Industries

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
WETK - Wei-Tek
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
2x
S2
HAPR - Hammer Propulsion
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S2
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
2x
S2
HYPR - Hydra Propulsion
4x
S2
HYPR - Hydra Propulsion

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
2x
S2
BEHR - Behring
Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S6
Manned Turret
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Missilenav.svgMissiles
2x
S6
Torpedo Rack
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
  • 4x
    S5
    TALN - Talon Weapon Systems
4x
S3
BEHR - Behring

History

The T8A Gladiators were originally developed to bridge the gap between fighters and bombers for the military. Since their introduction into UEE service, Gladiators have participated with distinction in military and law enforcement operations in numerous theaters around the Empire and beyond. They were introduced to civilian market as T8C Gladiators in an unknown time.[3]

Model

Variants

Development

The development of Gladiator in 2013, the initial 2D concepts and a 3D concept mesh created by David Hobbins (Concept Artist). When he was done, Andrew Ley (Concept Design Director) further refined the 3D concept mesh and the ship’s appearance, as well as providing rough animations for the many mechanical elements. After that, Matthew Johns (Senior 3D Artist) remodelled the ship, adding detail as well as further refining the mechanical elements and rough animations. With rendered images of the newly created 3D mesh and guidance from Paul Jones (Art Director), Gavin Rothery (Freelance Concept Artist) provided a 2D ‘paintover’ image for the Squadron 42 version of the Gladiator. Matthew then used this 2D paintover as a guide to inform the creation of textures and shaders that define the surfaces of the ship.[4]

Trivia

  • The Gladiator was inspired by the carrier-based dive and torpedo bombers of World War II such as the Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg TBF Avenger and the Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg SBD Dauntless.[5]
  • It was initially created for Squadron 42 only.[5]

Gallery

References

  1. Gladiator - Ship Page
  2. Anvil Presents: The Gladiator Bomber
  3. Gladiator - Ship Brochure
  4. Work in Progress: Gladiator
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bombs Away: The Anvil Gladiator (Original RSI URL)