F8A Lightning

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Forlink.svg  For the civilian variant, see F8C Lightning.
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F8A Lightning
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
SizeMedium (2)
FocusSpace Superiority
Production stateActive for Squadron 42
Maximum crew1
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Specifications
Null-cargo mass55,339 kg
SCM speed260.0 m/s
Afterburner speed760.0 m/s
Length26 m
Beam24 m
Height8 m

The Anvil F8A Lightning is a heavy fighter that is used by the UEE Navy. It was designed as the next generation super space superiority fighter, particularly with fighting the Vanduul in mind, it is a more nimble, more heavily armed fighter craft than its F7 predecessor. The second turret is discarded for more fixed weaponry.

Currently, the F8A Lightning is unobtainable through purchase.,[1] but it will be obtainable in the PU, though it’ll be extremely rare.[2]

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
WillsOp Capston Small (Small) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
Aegis Dynamics Charger Small (Small) 1 x 1
Aegis Dynamics Tundra Small (Small) 1 x 2
Ascension Astro Shimmer Small (Large) 1 x 4

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Quantum Drives
Tarsus Electronics Expedition Small (Small) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
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Main Thrusters
TBD Main Thruster Main 1 x 3
TBD Retro Thruster Retro 1 x 2
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Maneuvering Thrusters
TBD Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster Gimbal 1 x 8

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
Klaus & Werner CF-337 Panther Repeater S4 Gimbal 4 (5) 1 x 2
Klaus & Werner CF-227 Badger Repeater S3 Gimbal 3 (4) 1 x 4
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Turrets
Klaus & Werner CF-227 Badger Repeater Remote 2 (3) 2 x 1
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Missiles
Firestorm Kinetics Ignite II Behring MSD-322 Marsden 2 (3) 2 x 2

Model

Variants

  • F8C Lightning: The F8C Lightning is the civilian variant of the F8C Lightning.

Special editions

  • F8C Lightning Executive Edition: The F8C Lightning Executive Edition is an exclusive edition F8C Lightning with a black and gold livery. It is only available to concierge members who are in the Legatus Navium level.< citation needed >

History

The F8A won the UEE Navy's Next Generation Star Fighter bid, surpassing Aegis’ Dogfighter 3000 in the 2nd place and RSI Black Widow in the 3rd place, becoming the latest heavy fighter utilized by the navy.[4]

Development

The F8 Lightning was designed by Chris Smith (Lead Vehicle Artist)[5] and Gavin Rothery (Freelance Concept Artist).[6]

Gallery

Forlink.svg  For a full gallery, see :Category:F8A Lightning Images.


References