Hawk

Small ship manufactured by Anvil Aerospace
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Production state
Hawk
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeSmall (S2)
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage0K 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 a captured target. 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

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S1
WillsOp
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
1x
S1
Aegis Dynamics
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S1
Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S1
Gorgon Defender Industries

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S1
ArcCorp
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drive
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intake
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tank
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tank
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
Mainthrusternav.svgThrusters
2x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A
1x
S1
Empty hardpoint
N/A
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A
5x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A
5x
S1
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

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 (18 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.pngHawk Promo Shot.jpgHawk Landed - Front Starboard.pngHawk Landed Holding Cell Chair.pngHawk Combat Concept.jpgHawk Teaser Concept.jpgHawk PrisonerPod Concept.jpgHawk cockpit - Chair and controls.pngHawk Landed Bottom Cockpit Window.pngHawk PirateView Concept.jpgHawk TopDown Concept.jpgHawk Parked Concept.jpgHawk SpaceFlight Concept.jpgAnniversary Special Banner.png

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Hawk Invictus Blue and Gold - Landed.jpgHawk Frostbite - Landed.jpgHawk Timberline - Landed.jpg

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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