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Gladius

Small ship manufactured by Aegis Dynamics
Gladius Ingame Missed.png
Gladius
ManufacturerAegis Dynamics (AEGS)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeSmall
Crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • Flight Ready
Cost
Rent (1 day) / 9,000 REC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$90
OriginalUS$80
AvailabilityAlways available
Specifications
Length20 m
Beam17 m
Combat speed220 m/s
Max speed1,236 m/s
Mass48,958 kg
Lore
Introduction2579 CE; 371 years ago (2579)
Developed fromStiletto
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]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
GRNP - Groupe Nouveau Paradigme
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
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

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
1x
S3
GATS - Gallenson Tactical Systems
2x
S3
KLWE - Klaus & Werner
Missilenav.svgMissiles
2x
S3
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology
2x
S3
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology

History

Development

The Gladius was developed in the 26th century by Aegis Dynamics to replace the Stiletto interceptors. It was first deployed in the First Tevarin War.[2]

Declassification

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]

Development

The Gladius was designed by Gavin Rothery (Freelance Concept Artist)[4] 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.[5]

In 2017-07, 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.[6]

Gallery

See also

Pledge price history

Date Pledge cost (USD) Insurance Availability Sale
2020-05-26 90 120 months Time-limited Invictus 2950 [7]

References

  1. Gladius - Ship Page
  2. Jump Point September 2014
  3. Aegis Gladius Declassified!
  4. Gavin Rothery: Star Citizen Hardware and Ship Design
  5. Comm-Link - WIP: Gladius
  6. Around the Verse - Upgrading Ships to Item 2.0, Part 2
  7. Invictus 2950 Sale