Gladius

Small ship manufactured by Aegis Dynamics
Gladius - Flying away from world through debris.jpg
Production state
Gladius
ManufacturerAegis Dynamics (AEGS)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeSmall
SeriesGladius
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage250K μSCU
Cost
Buy
1,169,900 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$90
S. orig.
$80
Availability
Always available
Pledge value
12,999 aUEC/$
Claim
10:07
Expedite
1:41
Expedite fee
2,535 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length20 m
Beam17 m
Height5.5 m
Combat speed208 m/s
Max speed1,236 m/s
Mass51,352 kg
Lore
Introduction2579 CE; 373 years ago (2579)
Developed fromStilleto
Developed intoArrow

The Aegis P5G Gladius is a light fighter of an older design which has been updated over the years to keep up with modern technology. In military circles, the Gladius is beloved for its performance and its simplicity. A fast, light fighter with a laser-focus on dogfighting, the Gladius is an ideal interceptor or escort ship.[1]

Features

  • Pedigree: The Gladius has a reliable design that spans centuries, beloved particularly for its performance and its simplicity.
  • Weapons: For a light fighter, it has an impressive set of three Size 3 guns and missile racks under the wings that can hold a pair of Size 3 and four size 2 missiles.
  • Stowage: Even though the Gladius is a light fighter, it has the capability to stow up to 250K μSCU of items as well as having dedicated gun racks.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
GRNP - Groupe Nouveau Paradigme
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S1
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Powerplantnav.svgBatteries
1x
S1
AMRS - Amon & Reese Co.
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S1
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S1
GODI - Gorgon Defender Industries
Coolernav.svgLife support
1x
S1
S Life Support
TBD - Unknown manufacturer
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
S3
DSTC - Dragon Stellar
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S3
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
4x
S2
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
4x
S2
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics

History

In 2944, with some Gladius squadrons converting to the wider deployment of the F7A Hornet and the introduction of the F8 Lightning to elite units, the Navy has begun to auction older Gladius to planetary governments and qualified mercenaries. The spacecraft available to civilians are retired military models, with the same specifications and upgrade potential. Classified weapons technologies have been removed from the spaceframes, but they can be outfitted with a variety of civilian-grade weapons. The decommissioning process has also made room for civilian standard upgrades such as jump drives.[3]

Model

Ship profile

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

Special edition

Gladius "Valiant"

Gladius Valiant in space - Isometric.jpg
Created as part of the Masters of Flight series in conjunction with the flight-sim Arena Commander, it pays tribute to famed defense pilot Condi Hillard for being the first Human on record to defeat a Vanduul in combat.[4]

Gladius "Pirate"

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With a red and black pirate livery, it's only available when defeating "Pirate Swarm" in Arena Commander.[5]

Paints

The following paints (skins) can be used on all Gladius variants.

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Gladius Frostbite in space - Isometric.jpg
"Frostbite" Blueish white colour with grey/black camo pattern and dark grey accents. [not available] 7.00 [6]
Gladius Invictus BG in space - Isometric.jpg
"Invictus Blue & Gold" Blue colour with dark grey & gold accents and a Invictus logo. Limited sale. Only available during the annual Invictus event. [7] [not available] 7.00
Gladius Timberline in space - Isometric.jpg
"Timberline" Olive green colour with orange and dark olive green accents. [not available] 4.50 [8]

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: May 6, 2021 (13 months ago) (2021-05-06) - Alpha 3.13.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
1,169,900 Unavailable

Renting

Unavailable

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

Pledge price history

Date Pledge cost (USD) Insurance Availability Sale
2020-05-26 90 120 months Time-limited Invictus 2950 [9]

Gallery

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Gladius Front Ortho.jpg
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Gladius Front.jpg
Gladius Rear.jpg
Gladius Store Beauty.jpg
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Gladius Ingame Missed.png
Ship-gladius-tophangar.jpg
Gladius Hangar 3.1.png
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Gladius flying in space - Above.png
Gladius in the shadow.jpg
Gladius flying in space - Rear Above.jpg
Gladius Valiant in space - Isometric.jpg
Gladius Valiant in space - Above.jpg
Gladius Valiant in space - Port.jpg
Gladius Valiant in space - Front.jpg
Gladius Valiant in space - Rear.jpg
Gladius Valiant in space - Below.jpg
Gladius Valiants x2 flying in formation.jpg
Gladius Valiant in Idris bay - Front Above.jpg
Gladius Valiants x3 flying in formation.jpg
Gladius Valiant in Lorville hangar.png
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Gladius Valiant in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
Gladius Valiant in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Gladius Valiant in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Gladius Valiant in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Gladius Valiant in SelfLand - Rear.jpg
Gladius Valiant Take Off.png
Gladius Valiant Engine.png
Gladius Valiant Back.png
Gladius Valiant 2.6.3 02.jpg
Gladius Valiant 2.6.3 03.jpg
Gladius Valiant 2.6.3 01.jpg
Gladius Valiant 2.6.3 04.jpg
Gladius Valiant Glenn 2.6.3.jpg
Gladius Pirate in space - Isometric.jpg
Gladius Pirate in space - Above.jpg
Gladius Pirate in space - Port.jpg
Gladius Pirate in space - Front.jpg
Gladius Pirate in space - Rear.jpg
Gladius Pirate in space - Below.jpg
Gladius Pirate flying over Celin.png
Gladius Pirate and Catapillar Pirate - Dying Star flying away.jpg
Gladius Pirate x5 - Attacking station over world.jpg
Gladius Pirate in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
Gladius Pirate in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Gladius Pirate in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Gladius Pirate in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Gladius Pirate in SelfLand - Rear.jpg
Gladius Frostbite - Landed.jpg
Gladius Invictus Blue and Gold - Landed.jpg
Gladius Timberline - Landed.jpg

Development

The Gladius was designed by Gavin Rothery (Freelance Conceptist)[10] and directed by Paul Jones. Other contributors include Foundry 42's Bjorn Seinstra (Lead Vehicle Artist), Phill Meller (Lead Designer), Neil McKnight (Senior 3D Artist), along with Chris Roberts.[11]

In July 2017, the Gladius received a cockpit rework to accompany the new item 2.0 system. The center monitor is removed to provide better visibility for the front turret. The side monitors are enlarged to show additional information. The cockpit reworked is deployed in Star Citizen Alpha 3.0.0.[12]

In April 2021, the gold standard Gladius is released to the Persistent Universe in Alpha 3.13. That includes many level of detail, decal, geometry, material, and paint changes inside the cockpit and on the exterior of the ship. Noticeably, the update implements the exterior access points to the physicalized components, as well as personal locker, fuel port access, and numerous maintenance panels.[13][14]

See also

References

  1. Gladius - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  2. Jump Point September 2014
  3. Aegis Gladius Declassified!. Transmission - Comm-Link
  4. Gladius "Valiant" Ship Page. Pledge Store
  5. Gladius "Pirate" Ship Page. Pledge Store
  6. Gladius Frostbite Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-24
  7. Invictus 2951 - May23–24: Aegis. Retrieved 2022-05-24
  8. Gladius Timberline Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-24
  9. Invictus 2950 Sale. Transmission - Comm-Link
  10. Gavin Rothery: Star Citizen Hardware and Ship Design
  11. Comm-Link - WIP: Gladius. Engineering - Comm-Link
  12. Around the Verse - Upgrading Ships to Item 2.0, Part 2. Transmission - Comm-Link
  13. Star Citizen Alpha 3.13.0 PTU Patch Notes. Spectrum. Retrieved 2021-04-06
  14. In-game survey in Alpha 3.13
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