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Mantis

Small ship manufactured by Roberts Space Industries
RSI Mantis Hasgaha 3.7 2019-11-06.png
MantisStarCitizen-RSI-Mantis logo.png
ManufacturerRoberts Space Industries (RSI)
RoleInterdiction
SizeSmall
Crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • Flight ready
Cost
Buy1,230,000 aUEC
Rent (1 day)24,600 aUEC / 12,300 REC
Insurance
Claim time7:30 min
Expedite1:30 min
Expedite fee450 aUEC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$150
OriginalUS$150
AvailabilityAlways available
Specifications
Length30 m
Beam17 m
Height8 m
Combat speed168 m/s
Max speed1,220 m/s
Mass228,123 kg

The RSI Mantis is a single-seat interdiction ship, capable of pulling targets out of Quantum travel using "Quantum Enforcement". Lightly armed and armoured, the Mantis is designed to work in tandem with more heavily-armed Law Enforcement or Pirates to confront the captured ships.[1]

In-game description

Stop ships dead in their tracks with RSI’s premier Quantum Enforcement ship. The Mantis features a tailor-made Quantum Enforcement Device from Wei-Tek, capable of ripping ships out of QT with its Quantum Snare and preventing hasty escapes with its Quantum Dampener.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
GRNP - Groupe Nouveau Paradigme
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
2x
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
WETK - Wei-Tek
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
S2
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
8x
S1
S Joint Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
2x
S3
KRON - Kroneg
Missilenav.svgMissiles
2x
S3
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
1x
S1
WETK - Wei-Tek

Features

  • Quantum Enforcement Device: The Mantis features a specialized Quantum Enforcement Device (QED) designed to stall Quantum travel, appearing as three rings that are housed in the rear of the ship. Quantum enforcement can be engaged using either a "Quantum Snare" or "Quantum Dampening". Though not initially, QED's will eventually be equipped through the utility item ports of a ship, and available for ships other than the Mantis as well. Due to the nature of this device, using a QED will require certain jurisdictions. Doing so without them will be illegal.[2]
  • Quantum Snare: The Quantum snare is the primary utilization of the QED, intended for large-radius events (approx. 10–20 km),[1] and will create a "bubble" around the ship. Any ship that is within the bubble will be knocked out of Quantum travel, and ships passing through will be pulled out of quantum travel as well. Engaging the Quantum Snare requires significant charge-up time, and maintaining the snare requires a lot of power while generating large amounts of heat.
  • Quantum Dampening: Quantum Dampening is the secondary usage of the QED, preventing the activation of quantum drives within a short range while active (approx. 2000m).[1] In contrast to the Snare, Dampening can be activated instantly, trapping lone unwary ships as long as they are within its radius.
  • Quantum Markers: Along with the Quantum Enforcement Device, the Mantis can utilize Quantum Markers to track potential targets.
  • Other Features: The Mantis will be equipped for long quantum-travel-related activities, and will therefore also contain a bed and toilet.[2]

Model

Ship profile

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

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

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price

(aUEC)

Price

($)

Mantis Sku Stormbringer Paint.jpg
Stormbringer This custom Mantis paint scheme was created to celebrate the 2950 IAE on microTech. It blends dark grey and electric blue to give the ship a cool new look. n/a $6.00
Mantis Sku Polar Paint.jpg
Polar Modify your Mantis with this white and grey camo paint scheme specifically designed for the 2950 IAE event on microTech. n/a $9.00

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: October 22, 2020 (40 days ago) (2020-10-22) - Alpha 3.11.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18 Teach's Ship Shop, Levski
1,230,000 Unavailable Unavailable

Renting

Vantage Rentals, Lorville Traveller Rentals, Area18 Regal Luxury Rentals, New Babbage
Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable

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

Gallery

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Star-citizen-rsi-mantis-design.jpg
Mantis interior - looking forward.jpg
Mantis - Flying through debris field fast - Front Starboard.jpg
Mantis - Flying towards world - Rear.jpg
Mantis interior - looking rear.jpg
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Mantis landed - Above.jpg

RSI Mantis Hasgaha 3.7 2019-11-06.png
RSI Mantis Hasgaha 3.7 2019-10-11.png
Mantis in Space - QED Open.jpg
Invictus-2950-rsi-origin-03.jpg
Invictus-2950-rsi-origin-01.jpg
Mantis - Flying away from star.jpg
Mantis in Space - QED active.jpg

See also

  • The RSI Mantis
  • Q&A: RSI Mantis

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Newsweek Mantis reveal article
  2. 2.0 2.1 Q&A: RSI Mantis