M50

Snub ship manufactured by Origin Jumpworks
(Redirected from M50 Interceptor)
M50 Hangar.jpg
Production state
M50
ManufacturerOrigin Jumpworks (ORIG)
RoleRacing/Interdiction
Hangar sizeSnub (S1)
SeriesM50
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage0K μSCU
Cost
Buy
1,193,800 aUEC
Rent (1 day)
35,814 aUEC
Rent (3 days)
89,535 aUEC
Rent (7 days)
167,132 aUEC
Rent (30 days)
537,210 aUEC
Standalone
$100
S. orig.
$80
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
11,938 aUEC/$
Claim
6:06
Expedite
2:02
Expedite fee
3,040 aUEC
Rent (1 day)
10,000 REC
Specifications
Length11.5 m
Width11 m
Height3 m
Combat speed246 m/s
Max speed1,343 m/s
Mass10,552 kg

The Origin M50 Interceptor is a small single seat racing ship that doubles as an interdiction ship. It is often referred to as a power plant with a cockpit attached. Introduced in 2920, it represented another leap forward in engine technology that improved upon the 350r. Despite publicized teething difficulties in the early stages, the current lineup is a solid spacecraft design that promises exceptional speed, and has proven it time and time again with multiple Murray Cup wins. In the late 2930's, the UEE Advocacy purchased a bulk of these racers to convert into interdiction ships.[1]

"“Racers get it when you say that your ship is more than a ship. It’s your partner, your friend. So you can imagine that I was a bit worried when Origin asked me to put the 2945 through its paces, but all that worry was for nothing. Within the first lap I knew. The handling, the speed, it was all there, but better than I could have ever imagined. This was the soul of my old friend in a brand new body. This was a ship born to race, and for my money, destined to win.”"
Hypatia Darring, M50 Pilot & 2934 Murray Cup Winner

[2]

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S1
Nav-E7 Gadgets
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
1x
S1
ACOM
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S1
ACOM
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S1
Yorm

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S1
Ace Astrogation
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
S2
Hammer Propulsion
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A
6x
S1
Origin Jumpworks
4x
S1
Origin Jumpworks

Weaponnav.svgPilot weapon
2x
S2
Behring Applied Technology
Missilenav.svgOrdnance
2x
S1
MSD-111 Missile Rack
Behring Applied Technology
2x
S1
Behring Applied Technology

History

Early development

In 2918-07-13, the final concept of M50 was completed by the Origin junior designer Alberto Vara and engineer Javo Croy.[3]

Before its reveal, the prototype and Y-series test ships are plagued with difficulties.[1] Re-purposed for the 890 Jump, the 85x, originally Model XVB, went through rigorous tests along other cutting-edge speedsters to find the model that would ultimately become the M50.[1]

In 2920, The first of M50 were unveiled at the Imperial Engineering Expo in Prime. Constructed as a spiritual successor to Origin's legendary X Sport, the first M50 was an attempt to reclaim Origin's dominance on the racetrack. The public's interest in their ship flagged, causing a slow and steady decline in sales.[2]

First Murray Cup win

In 2923, the M50 wins its first Murray Cup in the hands of former Origin test pilot Caleb Arlo. The victory establishes the M50 as a dynamic and versatile speed machine.[2]

Advocacy adoption

In 2936, the UEE Advocacy secretly met with ship manufacturers and presented their parameters for an ideal interdiction ship. To the surprise of many, Origin Jumpworks' pitch of the M50 seemed to satisfy all requirements. The commission worked closely with Origin on minor tweaks before bulk buying a shipment for their new elite unit; the Bronson's Bolt.[4]

In 2938, the Advocacy purchased a bulk of these racers to convert into interdiction ships. This modified version of the M50 wasn't the fastest or most powerful ship proposed to the Advocacy, it balanced both better than the alternatives with the right loadout.[4] These custom models became notorious among outlaw packs, several of whom had open bounties available for anyone who would risk the wrath of the Advocacy by destroying one.[1]

Present

In 2945, as the M50's 25th anniversary approached, the ship was redesigned with more than 600 modifications.[2]

The details about the Advocacy modifications to the M50 remain classified, and though a few of these ships have fallen into the hands of outlaws, no one, other than those deputized by the Advocacy, has been able to replicate the changes on a standard M50.[4]

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Bottom
M50 in Space - Isometric.jpg
M50 in Space - Above.jpg
M50 in Space - Port.jpg
M50 in Space - Front.jpg
M50 in Space - Rear.jpg
M50 in Space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
M50 in SelfLand - Isometric.jpg
M50 in SelfLand - Above.jpg
M50 in SelfLand - Port.jpg
M50 in SelfLand - Front.jpg
M50 in SelfLand - Rear.jpg

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price

(aUEC)

Price

($)

M50 Polar in space - Isometric.jpg
Polar Grey and white in colour with black accents.[5] n/a $3.00
M50 Stormbringer in space - Isometric.jpg
Stormbringer Electric blue and dark grey in colour with white accents.[6] n/a $3.00

In-game availability & pricing

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
1,193,800 1,193,800

Renting

Vantage Rentals, Lorville Traveller Rentals, Area18 Regal Luxury Rentals, New Babbage
35,814 Unavailable 50,019

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

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Portfolio: Origin Jumpworks. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Origin M50 - Ship Brochure
  3. The Origin X1 - ship brochure
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ben Lesnick. "Bronson's Bolt", Jump Point, Vol. 7 no. 6. pp. 33-35, Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  5. Paints - M50 - Polar Paint. Pledge Store
  6. Paints - M50 - Stormbringer Paint. Pledge Store
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