Carrack

Deep-space multi-crew explorer manufactured by Anvil Aerospace

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Carrack
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleExpedition
SizeLarge
Crew4 – 6
Cargo capacity456 SCU
Production state
Insurance
Claim time50 min
Expedite10 min
Expedite fee2,135 aUEC
Pledge
CostUS$600
OriginalUS$350
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length126.5 m
Beam76.5 m
Height30 m
Combat speed208 m/s
Max speed1,236 m/s
Mass4,397,858 kg
Lore
Introduction2822 CE; 128 years ago (2822)

The Anvil Carrack is a multi-crew explorer that has more than earned its long-standing status as the go-to pathfinder for both military and civilian services. The Carrack comes with two additional craft - Anvil's own specially designed Pisces snub, and an RSI Ursa Rover.[1] It is built as a single, self-sustaining ship that can make long-duration voyages through the roughest areas of space. It’s designed specifically for transiting jump points, dealing with extreme conditions in space and getting back home.[2]

Since its time in the UEE Navy, it has been the vanguard of every UEE exploration effort in recent years. Combined with the high-tensile hull armor, the Carrack is one of the safest exploration ships in the galaxy.[3] The Carrack is now declassified and it is available for civilian use.[4]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S3
L Radar
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Computernav.svgComputers
3x
S2
M Computer
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S3
BASL - Basilisk

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S5
L Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S3
L Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S3
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S3
TARS - Tarsus
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
2x
S3
L Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
2x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
2x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
4x
S1
VTOL Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
12x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer

Weaponry
Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S5
Remote Turret
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
3x
S5
Manned Turret
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer

Features

  • Self-sufficient exploration: On-board accommodations allow for truly self-sufficient flight, including crew medical and repair facilities, and a mapping-oriented sensor suite capable of always charting a route on the go.[4]
  • Extended range: The ship features reinforced fuel tanks for long-duration flight, a highly advanced Tarsus Tunneler jump drive array and a dedicated computer core room that allows it to put the maximum processing power into jump charting operations.[3][4]
  • Scout crafts: The Carrack houses a Pisces-class scout ship that is able to launch from the ship hangar, an Ursa rover, and unmanned explorer drone pods.[3]
  • Canopy protection: The Carrack features a beautiful single-pane multi-story cockpit window that offers an unprecedented view alongside a titanium-reinforced blast cover capable of sealing off the ship quickly when danger strikes. When in blast mode, the Carrack relies on its extensive onboard sensors for flight.[3]
  • Bridge: The Carrack’s bridge is divided into an upper and lower bridge, and features control surfaces for extensive scanning, mapping, charting sensor suites, multiple crew stations, and a large unobstructed canopy.[3] The lower bridge include 3 handing control seats, the center being the pilot seat. The upper bridge includes 2 crew station with 3 MFDs, and a commander station. The starboard control station is also able to control the remote turret that is located on the top of the ship. The commander's station has 2 MFDs and has the ability to pilot the ship. A small elevator connects the upper and lower bridge.
  • Modules: The Carrack is capable of carrying 3 swappable modules under its belly. These modules are designed to allow the Carrack to adapt to a more specific job. The default modules on the Carrack are cargo modules, capable of carrying 456 total SCU of cargo.

Model

Special editions

Carrack with the Expedition livery
  • Carrack Expedition: A white and red paint job for the Carrack to celebrate its release.

Development

On 2013-11-23, CIG conducted a poll with the community to decide the role of the ship that was coming next.[5] On 2013-11-25, the exploration role won the poll, and the Carrack was announced.[6] On 2013-11-26, the Carrack officially became promised feature of the $33 million crowdfunding goal.[7]

The initial concept of the ship was designed by Gurmukh Bhasin and Omar Aweidah (concept artist).[8][9] It is also the first large Anvil ship that went into development. The concept art of the ship was first revealed on 2014-11-28. [10] On 2017-10-06, the Carrack went in production on white box phrase,[11] but stopped afterwards due to development priorities. On 2018-11-23, the Carrack resumed into production with a 5-person team from Foundry 42 UK. The ship was scaled back to roughly the original size of the concept.[12]

Trivia

  • Carrack is the favourite ship of Jared Huckaby (Disco Lando). He is forced to like the ship as he is "legally bounded by his obligation to the community to like the ship".[12] It is originated from the ship shape segment on 2018-04-12, he asked the community to vote his favorite ship in the comments,[13] his favourite ship officially became the Carrack on 2018-05-03.[14]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Carrack Comm-Link
  2. Q&A: MISC Endeavor - Part II
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Into The Unknown A Carrack Her Crew
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Carrack - Ship page
  5. Letter from the Chairman: $30 Million!. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  6. Letter from the Chairman: $31 Million. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  7. Letter From The Chairman: $33 Million
  8. Meet the Devs: Gurmukh Bhasin
  9. Monthly Report: November 2014. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  10. Anvil Carrack Concept Sale
  11. Happy Hour Gamedev: Creating a Space Whale on Youtube
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star Citizen: Anniversary 2948 - Anvil Aerospace on Youtube
  13. Star Citizen: Around the Verse - A New Origin on Youtube(Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  14. Star Citizen: Around the Verse - The Labours of Hercules on Youtube(Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)