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Retaliator Bomber

Large ship manufactured by Aegis Dynamics
Retaliator flying over Daymar banking right - Front Starboard.jpg
Retaliator Bomber
ManufacturerAegis Dynamics (AEGS)
RoleHeavy Bomber
SizeLarge
Crew4 – 7
SeriesRetaliator
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
Cost
Buy4,031,700 aUEC
Rent (1 day)80,634 aUEC / 40,317 REC
Insurance
Claim time17:30 min
Expedite3:30 min
Expedite fee1,040 aUEC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$275
OriginalUS$250
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length69.5 m
Beam42.5 m
Height12.5 m
Combat speed138 m/s
Max speed942 m/s
Mass343,270 kg
Lore
Introduction2544 CE; 406 years ago (2544)

The Aegis Retaliator Bomber is a heavy bomber used by the UEE Military for centuries. It is a key portion of the UEE's power projection, Retaliator squadrons have served with distinction against outlaws, the Vanduul and elsewhere. The base version of the Retaliator is customizable with additional modules.[1][2]

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD M Radar Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
TBD M Computer Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
Aegis Dynamics Maelstrom Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Aegis Dynamics Boreal Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
Gorgon Defender Industries FullStop Medium (Medium) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
TBD M Fuel Intake Medium (Medium) 1 x 4
Fueltanknav.svg
Fuel Tanks
M Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 2
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Quantum Drives
TBD M Quantum Drive Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
Jumpdrivenav.svg
Jump Modules
TBD M Jump Module Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
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Quantum Fuel Tanks
M Quantum Fuel Tank Medium (Medium) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
Mainthrusternav.svg
Main Thrusters
Main Thruster N/A 1 x 2
Retro Thruster N/A 1 x 2
VTOL Thruster N/A 1 x 6
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Maneuvering Thrusters
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster N/A 1 x 12

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
Turretnav.svg
Turrets
Klaus & Werner CF-227 Badger Laser Repeater Manned 2 (2) 2 x 5

Modules

The Retaliator was first introduced as a heavy UEE bomber. Later the option came to swap out various modules and bays to convert the heavy bomber to something else entirely.

Bomb Bay

Next to nothing is known about the bomb bay, other than that it is located at the underbody front bay of the ship.[3] Though, it is to be noticed that a Bomb Bay should be coming in the future as it makes perfect sense for a bomber to have one,[4] a specific module called "bomb bay" had not been announced yet, all the references to "bomb bay" actually mean "torpedo bay" as in the early stages of the game, bomb and torpedoes were confused and no clear difference had been made between those.

Living Space (Front and Rear)

A module to turn the Retaliator into a hangar. Standard equipment includes a retractable dining table, holo-screen, personal storage area and drink machine (front) or a sink, personal storage area, two couches, retractable table and holo-screen (rear). All the equipment can be personalized.[3]

Dropship (Front Only)

The Retaliator's dropship module has seats for twelve troopers complete with safety harnesses and two heavy weapon racks in the middle of the lift. The outer ring of the bay serves as an armory, including two grenade/ammunition cases, four rifle racks, two sidearm racks and energy recharge stations for all standard power armor.[3]

Torpedo Bays

Standard equipment for most UEE military Retaliators, the ship was designed to mount two torpedo bays. The forward bay carries four torpedoes while the rear bay adds two more.[3]

History

Since its introduction in the 26th century, Aegis Dynamics' Retaliator has had a distinguished, if conflicted, history. Before they started designing the bomber, researchers performed extensive interviews with military pilots to understand what was lacking in the contemporary bombers of the time. This pilot-centric approach drove the design decisions of what became the Retaliator; a heavy ordnance weapons platform capable of handling both fighters and ground targets. Although the Retaliator was almost synonymous with the reign of Messers and began to see decreased usage as the military distanced itself from that era, the ship began a surprising resurgence in the private sector.

The Retaliator was at the center of many controversies during the later Messer years, when the Navy decided to use Cluster Missiles against a political activist group hiding in what is now Haven, sparking debate throughout the UEE. After the Battle of Idris IV, Retaliators became common in recruitment messages for the First Tevarin War. Images like this one were created to help maintain the momentum of that landmark victory, cited by many historians as the turning point in the war.[5]

Model

Module options

  • Retaliator Base: The Retaliator Base is the base loadout of the Retaliator. It is an "empty" ship without any modules installed, allowing the pilot to purchase and install modules to customise their design. Even without install-able modules, the Retaliator is still a formidable fighter with its array of manned turrets.
  • Retaliator Bomber: The Retaliator Bomber is equipped with two torpedo bays, stocking six high-yield Size 9 cluster torpedoes for large targets. Covered by its turrets and strong defenses, the Retaliator bomber is a dangerous threat to capital ships and installations alike.

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Bottom
Retaliator in space - Isometric.jpg
Retaliator in space - Above.jpg
Retaliator in space - Port.jpg
Retaliator in space - Front.jpg
Retaliator in space - Rear.jpg
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Paints

The following paints (skins) can be used on all variants of the Retaliator.

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Retaliator - Grey.jpg
"Grey" A grey colour scheme with the same accents as the original 205,500 7.50
Retaliator - Twilight.jpg
"Twilight" A fragmented grey color scheme. 206,000 11.00
Retaliator - ILW 2950 Blue & Gold.jpg
"Blue & Gold - ILW 2950" A Limited edition Gold & Blue color scheme for the ILW 2950 event n/a (tba) (Limited)

In-game availability & pricing

Last updated: August 22, 2020; 27 days ago (2020-08-22) (Alpha 3.10.1)

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18 Teach's Ship Shop, Levski
4,031,700 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

Pledge price history

Date Pledge cost (USD) Insurance Availability Sale
2020-05-26 275 120 months Time-limited Invictus 2950 [6]

References

  1. Retaliator Base Store Page
  2. Retaliator Bomber Store Page
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Retaliator Modules
  4. Bombs on the retaliator ?
  5. Retaliator Brochure
  6. Invictus 2950 Sale