Hawk

Small ship manufactured by Anvil Aerospace

Hawk flying over blue world - Front Above.png
U9C Hawk
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeSmall
Crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • Flight Ready
Pledge
CostUS$100
OriginalUS$90
AvailabilityTime limited sales
Specifications
Length16 m
Beam13 m
Height4 m
Combat speed275 m/s
Max speed1,235 m/s
Mass40,000 kg
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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 quickly subdue and capture single targets. The ship is commonly used by bounty hunters and local securities due to its specifications.[1]

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

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
4x
S2
BEHR - Behring
2x
S1
JOKR - Joker Enterprises
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
1x
S2
MXOX - MaxOx

History

Project BRAWLER

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 expensive components used in their active Hornet lineup as they have a more limited budget compared to Aegis Dynamics' Bearcat. Both Hawk and Bearcat won the first-round bid and was enrolled in testing by 999th Test Squadron. The technically superior Bearcat struggled to accomplish the mission goals, 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]

Civillization

Not long after the U9A Hawks' deployment in 2938, the Hawk saw limited adoption by the military as the ship is only suited to a specific set of mission types, but not to the modern realities of space warfare. While the Hawk did not have a strong military purpose, word of its performance quickly spread to the thriving Bounty Hunting community. In 2940, Anvil rolled out the civilian model U9C Hawk in private Hawk sales 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 second passenger. As the result of the massive increase in bounty licenses in 2940, the so-called ‘gold rush’ hunters are lured by the high payouts and romanticized media attention given the career around this time, purchased Hawks in droves.[3]

Future development

Anvil has announced via earning’s 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]

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.[5]

Gallery

See also

  • Anvil Hawk Q&A

References

  1. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Page
  2. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure
  3. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure
  4. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure
  5. The Anvil Hawk - Ship Brochure