Hawk

Small ship manufactured by Anvil Aerospace
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Production state
Hawk
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeSmall
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage250K μSCU
Cost
Buy
1,284,400 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$100
S. orig.
$90
Warbond
$90
W. orig.
$80
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
12,844 aUEC/$
Claim
4:43
Expedite
1:34
Expedite fee
2,365 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length16 m
Beam13 m
Height4 m
Combat speed225 m/s
Max speed1,315 m/s
Mass67,066 kg
Lore
Introduction2937 CE; 15 years ago (2937)

The Anvil U9C Hawk is a civilian light fighter with an emphasis on weaponry. It boasts an impressive arsenal of lethal and non-lethal weapons. It also features a single prisoner pod in the rear, allowing the pilot to safely and securely transport captured targets. The ship is commonly used by bounty hunters and local security forces due to its unique capabilities.[1]

Features

  • EMP: To truly capture your bounty's ship, you need to disable it, not destroy it. This is why the Hawk has a electro-magnetic pulse generator installed.
  • Containment pod: After you've successfully captured your bounty, you need to safely and securely transport your prisoner. This is why Anvil has install a containment pod at the rear of the ship.
  • Weapons: To assist you in disabling your bounty's ship, the Hawk has a pair of Size 1 Joker Engineering's infamous Suckerpunch distortion cannons installed. However if you need extra firepower, the ship has up to four Size 2 gun hard-points if needed.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
WLOP - WillsOp
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
ARCC - ArcCorp
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
S1
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
1x
S1
Empty hardpoint
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
5x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
5x
S1
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

History

The U9A Hawk was developed by Anvil Aerospace in 2935 as an attempt to secure the spacecraft production contract from UEE for Project BRAWLER, a single-seat fighter oriented towards close-range dogfighting, logistics support and ground attack missions. The Anvil proposal was to develop a spacecraft that shares several components used in their Hornet lineup as they had a more limited budget compared to Aegis Dynamics' Bearcat. Both the Hawk and Bearcat won the first-round bids and were enrolled in testing by the 999th Test Squadron. The technically superior Bearcat struggled to accomplish the mission goals, while the Hawk passed with flying colors. While the Bearcat was better at ranged engagements and more traditional dogfighting, Anvil's design better matched the original specification. Ultimately, Anvil Aerospace earned the production contract for the project and delivered first production model in October 2938.[2]

Although the Hawk had earned a production contract, it only saw limited adoption by the military. The Navy determined that while the Hawk was indeed suited to specific mission types, it was less suited to the realities of general space warfare. How, exactly, this deficiency had been overlooked during the contract bidding and evaluation process is a question beyond the scope of this article.

Despite its failure as a navy fighter, word of the Hawk's good performance in certain niche roles quickly spread to the bounty hunting community. In 2940, Anvil rolled out the civilian model U9C Hawk after a military oversight panel confirmed Anvil's ability to provide the design to the public. Unlike the military model, the U9C Hawk has several additions, including EMP weaponry and a containment pod capable of safely storing a single detainee. The U9C Hawk's release fortuitously coincided with a massive increase in bounty licenses in 2940. The sudden ease of obtaining these licenses created a so-called 'gold rush' of new bounty hunters lured by high payouts and romanticized media attention. These new hunters purchased Hawks in droves.[3]
Anvil has announced via earnings call that active development of two Hawk variants will continue into 2948. The DireHawk project, which is based on a popular third-party conversion, aims to add an additional two Scattergun mounts and supporting batteries. The second variant is ShadowHawk, a stealth, variant intended for more advanced hunters and potentially military sale. At present, the ShadowHawk removes two guns in exchange for stealth armor coating and the addition of a data spike array. The ShadowHawk's future at retail is less certain, but it is expected to reach the prototype article stage before any decision is made.[4]

Model

Ship profile

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

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Hawk IBlue Gold in space - Isometric.jpg
"Invictus Blue & Gold" Blue colour with gold accents and a oversized Invictus logo. Limited sale. Only available during the annual Invictus event. [not available] 7.00
Hawk Frostbite in space - Isometric.jpg
"Frostbite" White in colour with grey and black camo pattern. [not available] 7.00 [5]
Hawk Timberline in space - Isometric.jpg
"Timberline" Olive green in colour with orange accents. [not available] 4.50 [6]

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
Unavailable 1,284,400

Renting

Unavailable

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

Gallery

Hawk flying over blue world - Front Above.png
Hawk Promo Shot.jpg
Hawk Landed - Front Starboard.png
Hawk Landed Holding Cell Chair.png
Hawk Combat Concept.jpg
Hawk Teaser Concept.jpg
Hawk PrisonerPod Concept.jpg
Hawk cockpit - Chair and controls.png
Hawk Landed Bottom Cockpit Window.png
Hawk PirateView Concept.jpg
Hawk TopDown Concept.jpg
Hawk Parked Concept.jpg
Hawk SpaceFlight Concept.jpg
Anniversary Special Banner.png
Star Citizen- Low Flying Hawk.png
Hawk Invictus Blue and Gold - Landed.jpg
Hawk Frostbite - Landed.jpg
Hawk Timberline - Landed.jpg
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Trivia

  • The in-lore development of the Hawk is featured in an independent documentary called Six Shooter, which follows six very different bounty hunters who are connected only through their ownership of Hawk-class ships. For technical details and schematics, Hedgecris Repair Manual #135 covers model years 2942 through 2948.[7]

See also

  • Anvil Hawk Q&A

References

  1. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  2. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure
  3. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure
  4. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure
  5. [https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Paint/Hawk-Frostbite-Paint Hawk Frostbite- Paint]. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022/05/09
  6. Hawk Timberline Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-09
  7. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure
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