|Manufacturer||Anvil Aerospace (ANVL)|
|Crew||1 – 2|
|Combat speed||198 m/s|
|Max speed||1,232 m/s|
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.
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.
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.
|Image||Paint Name||Description||Price (aUEC)||Price ($)|
|"Polar"||A white & grey camo paint scheme specifically designed for the 2950 IAE event on microTech.||n/a||9.00|
|"Stormbringer"||A dark grey & electric blue livery created to celebrate the 2950 IAE on microTech.||n/a||5.00|
In-game availability & pricing
|New Deal, Lorville||Astro Armada, Area18|
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 |
Originally the Hurricane was an option in the poll for the third starter ship 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). 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.
6 Meters (In Flight)
7.5 Meters (Landed)
|Crew||1-2||Pilot, Manned Turret|
|Engine||1 x Medium||The engine is actually pretty powerful for its size|
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.|
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.|
|Cargo||No cargo 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.|
- Hurricane Ship Page. Pledge Store
- Hurricane Q&A Part 1. Transmission - Comm-Link
- Hurricane Brochure
- Will Weissbaum, David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Portfolio: Casse Aerospace, Jump Point, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 30-33, 2017-03-18.
- Hurricane Brochure
- Hurricane Brochure
- The Anvil Hurricane. Transmission - Comm-Link
- Letter From The Chairman. Transmission - Comm-Link
- Around the Verse - Hurricane & Character Customization. Transmission - Comm-Link
- Justin Wentz, David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Work in Progress: A4A Hurricane, Jump Point, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 3-29, 2017-03-18.
- Star Citizen Alpha 3.2 Available!. Transmission - Comm-Link