Single-seat light fighter manufactured by Aegis
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Quick facts:
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Flight ready
Light Fighter
Small (S2/XS)
0 SCU0 KµSCU <br />0 µSCU <br />
250 KµSCU0.25 SCU <br />250,000 µSCU <br />
$ 90.00€ 90.90 <br />£ 76.50 <br /> ($ 80.00€ 80.80 <br />£ 68.00 <br />)
Always available
5m 49s
1m 56s
Expedite fee
2,335 aUEC
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21 m0.021 km <br />2,100 cm <br />
17.5 m0.0175 km <br />1,750 cm <br />
5.5 m0.0055 km <br />550 cm <br />
51,352 kg51.352 t <br />
Scm speed
208 m/s748.8 km/h <br />
0 to scm
2.037 s
Scm to 0
6.837 s
Max speed
1,236 m/s4,449.6 km/h <br />
0 to max
12.106 s
Max to 0
40.632 s
Roll rate
200 °/s
Pitch rate
55 °/s
Yaw rate
55 °/s
Hydrogen capacity
135,000 L135 SCU <br />
Hydrogen intake
0 L/s0 SCU/s <br />
Quantum capacity
583.33 L0.583 SCU <br />
Cross section
- 50 %
- 100 %
9,967 ❤️

The P5G Gladius is a light fighter produced by Aegis. Its first design was introduced in 2579 as a replacement for the Stiletto and has been updated over the years to keep up with modern technology.[1] 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.[2]


  • 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.
  • Avoidance: The Gladius’ chief weapons are its speed, maneuverability and its countermeasure deployment system.
  • Stowage: Even though the Gladius is a light fighter, it has the capability to stow up to 250K μSCU of items via an external storage unit as well as having dedicated gun racks.



Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
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Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
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Special edition

Gladius "Valiant"

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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.[3]

Gladius "Pirate"

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With a red and black pirate livery, it's only available when defeating "Pirate Swarm" in Arena Commander.[4]


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

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
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"Foundation Festival" Metallic silver in colour with teal & white accents and a Foundation Festival logo. Limited edition. Only available as a reward to backers who took part in the annual Foundation Festival event. [5] [not available] (Reward)
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"Frostbite" Blueish white colour with grey/black camo pattern and dark grey accents. [not available] 7.00 [6]
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"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 SolarWinds in space - Isometric.jpg
"Solar Winds" Metallic silver in colour with dark red accents and red tinted canopy. Limited sale. Only available during the annual Pirate Week event. [8] [not available] 7.00
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"Timberline" Olive green colour with orange and dark olive green accents. [not available] 4.50 [9]

Universe availability

Pledge price history

Date Pledge cost (USD) Insurance Availability Sale
2020-05-26 90 120 months Time-limited Invictus 2950 [10]


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.[13]



The Gladius was designed by Gavin Rothery (Freelance Conceptist)[14] 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.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17][18]

See also


  1. Galactapedia: P5G Gladius. Galactapedia. Retrieved 2022-09-05
  2. Gladius - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  3. Gladius "Valiant" Ship Page. Pledge Store
  4. Gladius "Pirate" Ship Page. Pledge Store
  5. Foundation Festival 2950. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-05-23
  6. Gladius Frostbite Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-24
  7. Invictus 2951 - May23–24: Aegis. Retrieved 2022-05-24
  8. Pirate Week 2022. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-09-16
  9. Gladius Timberline Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-24
  10. Invictus 2950 Sale. Transmission - Comm-Link
  11. Jump Point September 2014
  12. Galactapedia: P5G Gladius. Galactapedia. Retrieved 2022-09-05
  13. Aegis Gladius Declassified!. Transmission - Comm-Link
  14. Gavin Rothery: Star Citizen Hardware and Ship Design
  15. Comm-Link - WIP: Gladius. Engineering - Comm-Link
  16. Around the Verse - Upgrading Ships to Item 2.0, Part 2. Transmission - Comm-Link
  17. Star Citizen Alpha 3.13.0 PTU Patch Notes. Spectrum. Retrieved 2021-04-06
  18. In-game survey in Alpha 3.13
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