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Nox

Snub ship manufactured by Aopoa
Nox x2 flying fast over ice world - Front.jpg
Nox
ManufacturerAopoa (XNAA)
RoleRacing
SizeSnub
Crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
  • Flight ready
Cost
Buy349,200 aUEC
Rent (1 day)6,984 aUEC / 3,492 REC
Insurance
Claim time2 min
Expedite0 min
Expedite fee225 aUEC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$45
OriginalUS$40
WarbondUS$35
OriginalUS$35
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length5.5 m
Beam1.5 m
Height1.5 m
Combat speed125 m/s
Max speed600 m/s
Mass1,249 kg

The Aopoa Nox is a speedy and maneuverable open-canopy racer capable of zipping along planet surfaces or through deep space. Originally designed for Xi'an, the ship was redesigned for Human pilots and made available for the first time in Human space in 2947.[1]

In-game Description

Hit the skids with the 2947 Nox. This speedy and maneuverable open-canopy racer from Aopoa is capable of zipping along planet surfaces or deep space. Available for the first time in Human space, the Nox has been specifically redesigned for Human pilots and is ready to race.

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S0
WLOP - WillsOp
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S0
V Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S0
LPLT - Lightning Power Ltd.
Coolernav.svgCoolers
1x
S0
WCPR - Wen-Cassel Propulsion
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
1x
S0
SECO - Seal Corporation

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
1x
S0
V Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
1x
S0
V Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
1x
S3
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S2
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
14x
S2
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
6x
S1
Grav Lev
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Weaponry
Weaponnav.svgWeapons
2x
S1
FFSY - Flashfire Systems

Features

  • All-Terrain Anti-Gravity Drive: The Nox, like the Dragonfly, is equipped with an anti-gravity drive to allow it to hover about 1 meter above the ground. This allows it to skim over any rough terrain, including water. It can skim over ground at 40 meters per second, or up to 100 meters per second with afterburner. Despite this drive, it cannot transition between ground and space but will require a carrier vehicle. The drive also doubles as a landing gear, allowing the ship to hover at all times with emergency power.[2]
  • Articulated Back Plate: The expandable back plate offers additional above protection for the pilot when the ship is activated.[3]
  • Molded Carbon Composite Plating: The Nox's sleek hull is crafted from lightweight molded carbon composite that provides maximum speed and maneuverability in both atmospheric environments and vacuum.[4]

History

  • Inspired by Humans:

The Nox was first introduced in the late 28th century, it represents one of the most recent additions to the Aopoa lineup. It was designed as a direct Xi'an response to Human open-canopy vehicles such as the Dragonfly. After the ship was introduced into Xi'an culture via a settlement on Oya III, the inhabitants there learned to love riding these Human space bikes. Thus with permission from Emperor Kr.ē, the Aopoa council started designing an open-canopy vehicle which is now known as the Nox.[5]

  • Human Variant:

The Nox has been long valued among open-canopy enthusiasts. Because of its Xi'an technology and limited trade restriction between UEE and Xi'an Empire prior to the passage of the Human Xi'an Trade Initiative,[6] they had to search far and wide to get their hands on a Nox, and spend a great sum of credits to rebuild and customize one for human usage themselves.[5][7] But in 2947, with the passage of the HuXa, Aopoa and the Maiden Group started the sale of the Nox that has been adapted for human usage.[5]

  • First Shipment:

On 2947-06-20, a Hull C named the MV Golden Ticket was delivering the first shipment of the human variant of the Nox from Xi'an space to an Astro Armada in the Terra system. During transportation the shipment was attacked by pirates under the leadership of Captain Bane.[8] With the help of law-abiding citizens, the ship was able to reach Terra Prime safely on 2947-06-21, and the Advocacy hunted down and captured these pirates shortly after.[9] The first human-pilotable variant of the Nox was finally made available to the public on 2947-06-23 through Astro Armada, along with the limited edition Nox Kue to celebrate the inaugural sale of the first Nox for Human riders.[10]

Model

Ship profile

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

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
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Special editions

Nox Kue"

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The Nox Kue is the limited version of the Nox features a brushed-silver finish and was specifically created to celebrate the inaugural sale of the first Nox for Human riders. Its name derives from the Xi'an word kue" (SRX) for 'thrust'.

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: October 22, 2020 (34 days ago) (2020-10-22) - Alpha 3.11.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18 Teach's Ship Shop, Levski
Unavailable 349,200 Unavailable

Renting

Vantage Rentals, Lorville Traveller Rentals, Area18 Regal Luxury Rentals, New Babbage
Unavailable 10,476 5,238

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

Gallery

Nox x2 flying fast over ice world - Front.jpg
Nox on Daymar looking at Connie wreck in valley.jpg
Nox on Daymar looking at valley - Rear.jpg
Nox Desert Concept.jpg
Nox Concept Front.jpg
Nox Hanger 1.jpg
Nox Hyperion Rally.jpg
Nox HUD closeup.jpg
Nox Garage.jpg
Nox Dark Rider 1.jpg
Nox Dark Rider 2.jpg
Nox Reveal Concept.jpeg
Nox Nose Concept.png

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Development

Unlike many other ships, the Nox was produced by multiple studios. The initial 2D concept of the Nox was created in Foundry 42 UK after which it was passed onto CIG Austin to get the ship flight-ready. There the ship was made by Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle Artist) and tech design was done by Partick Salerno (Technical Artist).[3]

Trivia

  • Nox is the latin word for night .[11]
  • Nox is not pronounceable in Xi'an. It is unknown whether the Xi'an have another name for the vehicle.
  • Before the introduction of the Human variant, the Nox already had a notorious reputation in Hyperion Rally.
  • If emergency power is depleted, the anti-gravity drive will shut down and the Nox will fall if subject to gravity.[2]
  • Ben Lesnick once jokingly said that the plural of Nox is Noxoodles.[12]

See also

References

  1. The Nox - Ship Page
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nox - Q&A
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ship Shape: The Nox
  4. The Nox - Ship Brochure
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Terminal Velocity
  6. The Nox - Ship Brochure
  7. Empire Report: Hyperion Rally (Original RSI URL)
  8. MV Golden Ticket under attack
  9. B0otyCall: Small Fish (Original RSI URL)
  10. The Nox Kue - Ship page
  11. Nox - The Latin Dictionary
  12. Ben Lesnick tweets about Noxoodles