Khartu-al

Exported Xi'an military scout ship for Human civilian uses
Khartu-al flying in space 3.10.png
Production state
Khartu-al
ManufacturerAopoa (XNAA)
RoleLight Fighter
SizeMedium (S3)
SeriesKhartu
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage0K μSCU
Cost
Buy
2,113,900 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$170
S. orig.
$150
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
12,435 aUEC/$
Claim
5:06
Expedite
1:41
Expedite fee
2,535 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length31.5 m
Beam12.5 m
Height8.5 m
Combat speed224 m/s
Max speed1,323 m/s
Mass72,711 kg
Lore
Introduction2910s

The Aopoa Khartu-al ( Xi'an: Kal'tuāl(Kal'tuāl) (Proper); literally dire fly export; ) is an export model of the Qhire Khartu, for sale to human civilians as a dedicated scout/explorer. The export model features the same Xi'an maneuvering rig, but control surfaces modified for human use and a more limited armament.

Features

  • Maneuverability: Thanks to the way Xi-an military ships are designed (which don't have a traditional main thruster) the Khartu-al has four gimbaled main thrusters, making the ship one of the most nimble in the 'Verse.
  • Weapons: With a pair of Size 4 gun hard-points, together with its infamous maneuverability, makes the Khartu-al very difficult to defeat.
  • Controls: Specifically designed for humans, the ships cockpit offers high precision controls.
  • Cockpit: The ships had a large bubble canopy, giving the pilot great all round visibility.

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S1
WillsOp
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
1x
S1
Tyler Design & Tech
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S1
Tyler Design & Tech
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S1
Ascension Astro

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S1
Roberts Space Industries
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
4x
S3
Main Thruster
N/A
8x
S2
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

History

The mysterious ship, nicknamed Quark but now known to be a Qhire Khartu, had been found derelict and pilotless by a naval recon squadron. Taken immediately to an undisclosed bunker for further study, unnamed scientists spent years trying to decipher and understand the damaged technology.[1]

The Khartu-al was exported to Human since the 2910s, it was offically the first Xi'an ship that is exported to Human.[2]

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Khartu-Al in space - Front Port.jpg
Khartu-Al in space - Above.jpg
Khartu-Al in space - Port.jpg
Khartu-Al in space - Front.jpg
Khartu-Al in space - Rear.jpg
Khartu-Al in space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
Khartu-al in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
Khartu-al in SelfLand - Above.jpg
Khartu-al in SelfLand - Port.jpg
Khartu-al in SelfLand - Front.jpg
Khartu-al in SelfLand - Rear.jpg

Series variants

Image Name Description
CapturedKhartu.jpg
Qhire Khartu It is the original military version that the Khartu-al is based on.

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price

(aUEC)

Price

($)

Khartu-Al Polar in space - Isometric.jpg
"Polar" White in colour with grey and dark grey accents. Not Available] 6.00 [3]
Khartu-Al Stormbringer in space - Isometric.jpg "Stormbringer" Dark grey in colour with grey, blue and while accents. [Not Available] 9.00 [4]

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: May 11, 2021 (18 months ago) (2021-05-11) - Alpha 3.13.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
Unavailable 2,113,900

Renting

Unavailable

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

Gallery

Khartu-Al - x4 firing guns.jpgKhartu-Al - x2 Landed with others in air.jpgKhartu-Al - x2 flying in formation.jpgKhartu-Al - Flying towards statrion with other ships.jpgKhartu-Al - Flying over world.jpgKhartu-Al attacking Merlin.jpgMonthlyReport-201602-Austin Shot 1 Scout.jpgKhartu-al x5 in formation to planet.jpg

Kartual Polar Paint.jpgKhartu-al Stormbringer Paint.jpgKhartu-al flying in space 3.10.pngKhartu-al flying above Wala 3.10.pngShip-khartual-thrusters.png

Khartu-al Polar - Landed.jpgKhartu-al Stormbringer - Landed.jpg

Ship-khartual-landed.jpgShip-khartual-cockpit.jpgXiAnScout Cockpit Concept.jpg

Development

The Khartu-al (originally known as "Xi’an Scout") is the first Xi'an ship designed in the game. It's distinctive vertical flight mode has become a major design element as Xi'an culture has developed. The ship was first offered as part of the $23 million stretch goal in 2013, which aimed to create both the "Xi’an Scout" and to expand the game’s focus to alien races. The original concept design was developed by Eddie Del Rio (Freelance Conceptist),[5] with an additional 2015 concept pass by Gary Sanchez (Freelance Conceptist).[6] The design is in part a reference to the mysterious "red ship," a vertical spacecraft that appeared in original landing zone mockup in 2012-11-19.[7] The Khartu-al became flyable starting in Alpha 3.2 in June 2018.[8]

References

  1. The Khartu Al - Ship page. Transmission - Comm-Link
  2. Ben Lesnick. "Whitley's Guide: Apoa San'tok.yāi". Jump Point. Vol. 6 no. 11. pp.27–30. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  3. Khartu-Al Polar Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-04-22
  4. Khartu-Al Stormbringer Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-04-22
  5. Khartu-al concept 2013 by Eddie Del Rio on ArtStation
  6. Khartu-al concept 2015 by Gary Sanchez on ArtStation
  7. $5.4 Million - Spaceport Test Footage!. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2020-11-28
  8. Ben Lesnick. "Visual Dictionary: Alien Ships". Jump Point. Vol. 8 no. 11. pp.21. Retrieved 2020-11-28.


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