Hurricane

Heavy fighter manufactured by Anvil Aerospace
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Production state
Hurricane
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleHeavy Fighter
SizeSmall (S2)
Capacity
Crew1 – 2
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage0K μSCU
Cost
Buy
1,218,300 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$195
S. orig.
$175
Warbond
$185
W. orig.
$160
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
6,248 aUEC/$
Claim
7:36
Expedite
2:32
Expedite fee
3,800 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length22 m
Beam14.5 m
Height6 m
Combat speed198 m/s
Max speed1,232 m/s
Mass90,245 kg
Lore
Introduction2871 CE; 81 years ago (2871)

The Anvil A4A Hurricane is a fighting spacecraft that packs a deadly punch into a slight fuselage. The spacecraft compensates for its lack of creature comforts with its powerful armament: six ballistic guns capable of blasting their way through nearly anything. Hurricane pilots have yet to find an enemy shield they can't knock down.[1]

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S1
Groupe Nouveau Paradigme
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
Tarsus
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
S3
Main Thruster
N/A
2x
S3
Retro Thruster
N/A
8x
S2
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

Features

The Hurricane is fast, but not nimble, and is designed to charge in to threatened areas before rushing back out to regroup. It is a close- to mid-range ship, similar to the Gladius. It is designed to work with other fighters and support ships rather than for long-range patrols. A small power plant, zero cargo space, and weak shields and hull emphasize its role as a fragile attack ship; relying on the raw speed of its engine and the hull-busting power of its guns to protect itself.

The Hurricane features a powerful quad-gun turret in its centre, allowing for a gunner to support the pilot with accurate fire as well as other multi-crew features like radar and missile locks; leaving the pilot free to focus on maneuvering the fragile ship. Both the pilot and gunner will have ejection seats to protect themselves if the ship is critically damaged.[2]

Tactics

The Hurricane was designed as a "Zoom and Boom" fighter; unloading its full complement of guns at a target in an attack run before flying away at high speed to reload, recharge, and avoid return fire. In groups, the Hurricane favours using alternative waves of attack runs, with counterattacks facing the full crossfire of multiple Hurricanes.[2]

History

The Hurricane was originally developed in 2607, during the Second Tevarin War, by Casse Aerospace. It was specifically designed to destroy Tevarin ships as quickly as possible the moment their phalanx shields failed. The Casse Hurricane suffered some setbacks during the testing phase. Though pilots liked the power-to-weight ratio and the extra punch its quad-turret offered, the high degree of coordination needed between the pilot and gunner had a very steep learning curve. Because of this, the Hurricane didn't enter active combat until 2609. While they were used to devastating effect in a few instrumental actions, the war ended shortly after their deployment in 2610. Although it was effective during the war, it soon fell out of favor and was quickly decommissioned after 2615.[3][4]

During the second major Vanduulincursion in 2871, a UEE report showed that the longer a human pilot was engaged in combat with the Vanduul, the less likely they were to survive. In response, the UEE Navy requested new concepts for an alpha strike fighter that had enough "focused firepower" to quickly destroy Vanduul fighters. Anvil Aerospace redeveloped the aging Hurricane design in order to quickly produce a fighter that the Navy needed. The updated design still bore all the hallmarks of Casse's original, but with the addition of Anvil's proven conflict expertise. The result was a game changer for the war effort, and in 2878 new wings of Hurricane were being deployed by the Navy on the front-lines.[4] During the The Fall of Caliban, the Hurricane proved to be very effective in clearing out Vanduul fighter wings, allowing many civilian convoys to evacuate safely from the Caliban system. It's success against the Vanduul have made it a key component of both the UEE Navy and Marine fleets.[5]

Although the Hurricane was only produced for the UEE Military until 2947, several pirate groups have stolen them since their Anvil redesign. Most prominently, the Argul Dawn and the Otoni Syndicate have used them very effectively to ambush and disabled cargo convoys. The Argul Dawn was so efficient with their Hurricane wings that the Advocacy launched several high-risk raids against the Argul Dawns headquarters at Echo Eleven.[6]

Even though it is one of the oldest ship designs still flying, Anvil brought it to the civilian market in 2947.

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Bottom
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Hurricane in space - Above.jpg
Hurricane in space - Port.jpg
Hurricane in space - Front.jpg
Hurricane in space - Rear.jpg
Hurricane in space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
Hurricane in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
Hurricane in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Hurricane in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Hurricane in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Hurricane in SelfLand - Rear.jpg

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Hurricane Polar in space - Isometric.jpg
"Polar" A white & grey camo paint scheme specifically designed for the 2950 IAE event on microTech. n/a 9.00
Hurricane Stormbringer in space - Isometric.jpg
"Stormbringer" A dark grey & electric blue livery created to celebrate the 2950 IAE on microTech. n/a 5.00

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: May 10, 2021 (18 months ago) (2021-05-10) - Alpha 3.13.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
Unavailable 1,218,300

Renting

Unavailable

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

Pledge price history

Date Pledge cost (USD) Insurance Availability Sale
2017-02-24 175 (Warbond - 160) LTI Time limited Concept sale [7]

Gallery

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Development

Originally the Hurricane was an option in the poll for the third starter ship[8] but it lost to the Reliant. The concept was subsequently changed to a heavier fighter that offers dogfighting-focused pilots a ship that relies strongly on firepower at the expense of armor. The Hurricane's concept is designed by Justin Wentz (Conceptist), and Paul Jones (Art Director).[2][9][10] It was officically revealed in 2017-02-25 in the Anvil Hurricane concept sale. In 2018-06-30, with the release of Star Citizen Alpha 3.2.0, the ship became Flight Ready.[11]

Design brief

Aims
  • Heavy hitting support role — very vulnerable alone, very dangerous in groups.
Aesthetic
  • A taller, thinner Hornet — the Hurricane is a bullet delivery service
  • Barely armored

Approximate statistics
Length 22 Meters
Width 14.5 Meters
Height

6 Meters (In Flight)

7.5 Meters (Landed)

Mass 15,500 kg
Crew 1-2 Pilot, Manned Turret
Engine 1 x Medium The engine is actually pretty powerful for its size
Thrusters

8x Flex Thrusters

12 x Fixed Thrusters

2 main, 8 maneuvering
Power Plants 1 x Small Enough power to fly and little else. This ship will have difficulty running laser weapons.
Weapon Hardpoints

1 x S7 Manned Turrets

2 x S4 Fixed Gun

4 x S2 Missiles

Manned Turret comes with quad link S3 ballistic repeaters. Fixed Gun are pilot weapons, comes with S3 ballistic cannon. Missiles are on two racks.
Shield 2 x Small Front-Back shield emitter. The Hurricane comes with a pretty weak complement of shield options.
Armour Small Probably the nicest thing you can say about the Hurricane armor is that it does, in fact, exist.

Metric & Templates
A list of all components, templates and measurements that the concept artist needs to adhere to.
Animation Templates
  • Seat template: Main seat enter/exit
  • Turret template: Standard turret enter/exit
Ship Components
  • Power Plants: 1 Small (0.5m x 0.75m x 0.5m)
  • Shield Generator: 1 Small (0.25m x 0.75m x 0.25m)
  • Avionics: 1 Small (0.5m x 0.75m x 0.25m)
  • Coolers: 1 Medium (1.0m x 1.5m x 0.5m)
  • Jump Drive: 1 Small (0.5m x 0.75m x 0.5m)
  • Life Support: 1 Small (0.5m x 0.5m x 0.25m)
  • Radar: 1 Small (0.5m x 0.5m x 0.5m)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 Medium (1.0m x 2.0m x 1.0m)
  • Battery: 1 Small (0.5m x 1.0m x 0.5m)
  • Ammo: 2 Medium (1.0m x 2.0m x 1.0m)
Cargo No cargo requirements

Requirements
Glass Cannon Point the business end where you want more broken things. More durable than you'd expect for a glass cannon — it can take a hit, but it's not quite nimble enough to do anything about it, so bring a friend or find yourself easily cornered.w member is.

See also

References

  1. Hurricane Ship Page. Pledge Store
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hurricane Q&A Part 1. Transmission - Comm-Link
  3. Hurricane Brochure
  4. 4.0 4.1 Will Weissbaum, David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Portfolio: Casse Aerospace, Jump Point, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 30-33, 2017-03-18.
  5. Hurricane Brochure
  6. Hurricane Brochure
  7. The Anvil Hurricane. Transmission - Comm-Link
  8. Letter From The Chairman. Transmission - Comm-Link
  9. Around the Verse - Hurricane & Character Customization. Transmission - Comm-Link
  10. Justin Wentz, David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Work in Progress: A4A Hurricane, Jump Point, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 3-29, 2017-03-18.
  11. Star Citizen Alpha 3.2 Available!. Transmission - Comm-Link
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