Gladiator

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T8C Gladiator
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
SizeSmall (2)
FocusLight Bomber
Production stateFlight Ready
Maximum crew2
Cost
REC cost16,500 REC
Pledge cost165 USD
Specifications
Null-cargo mass87,497 kg
SCM speed200.0 m/s
Afterburner speed980.0 m/s
Length22.5 m
Beam22.5 m
Height6 m

The Anvil T8C Gladiator is the civilian model of the T8A Gladiator appeals to those that want to explore the 'Verse with a bit of added security. Supporting a maximum of two the Gladiator is perfectly equipped to explore and fight with or without a wingman. Its great modularity allows pilots to choose between an extra cargo hold or a bomb bay and replace the rear turret’s laser cannon with a tractor beam, making it an ideal craft for light salvage missions.[1][2]

Specifications

Avionics
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
TBD S Radar Small (Small) 1 x 1
TBD S Computer Small (Small) 1 x 1
Systems
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x total
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Power Plants
Aegis Dynamics Regulus Small (Small) 1 x 1
Aegis Dynamics Bracer Small (Small) 1 x 2
Gorgon Defender Industries AllStop Small (Small) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Fuel Intakes
TBD S Fuel Intake Small (Small) 1 x 2
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Fuel Tanks
S Fuel Tank Small (Small) 1 x 2
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Quantum Drives
TBD S Quantum Drive Small (Small) 1 x 1
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Jump Modules
TBD S Jump Module Small (Small) 1 x 1
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Quantum Fuel Tanks
S Quantum Fuel Tank Small (Small) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
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Main Thrusters
Main Thruster Main 1 x 2
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Maneuvering Thrusters
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster Gimbal 1 x 8

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Details Size (Max) # per mount x Total
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Weapons
Behring M4A Laser Cannon 2 (3) 1 x 2
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Turrets
Klaus & Werner CF-227 Badger Laser Repeater Manned 2 (2) 2 x 1
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Missiles
Firestorm Kinetics Tempest II Behring MSD-322 Marsden 2 (3) 2 x 2
Firestorm Kinetics Ignite II Behring MSD-322 Marsden 2 (3) 2 x 2
Talon Weapon Systems ASM-20/c Stalker V TL CS ANVL Gladiator Torpedo Rack 5 (6) 4 x 1

History

The T8A Gladiators were originally developed to bridge the gap between fighters and bombers for the military. Since their introduction into UEE service, Gladiators have participated with distinction in military and law enforcement operations in numerous theaters around the Empire and beyond. They were introduced to civilian market as T8C Gladiators in an unknown time.[3]

Model

Variants

Development

The development of Gladiator in 2013, the initial 2D concepts and a 3D concept mesh created by David Hobbins (Concept Artist). When he was done, Andrew Ley (Concept Design Director) further refined the 3D concept mesh and the ship’s appearance, as well as providing rough animations for the many mechanical elements. After that, Matthew Johns (Senior 3D Artist) remodelled the ship, adding detail as well as further refining the mechanical elements and rough animations. With rendered images of the newly created 3D mesh and guidance from Paul Jones (Art Director), Gavin Rothery (Freelance Concept Artist) provided a 2D ‘paintover’ image for the Squadron 42 version of the Gladiator. Matthew then used this 2D paintover as a guide to inform the creation of textures and shaders that define the surfaces of the ship.[4]

Trivia

  • The Gladiator was inspired by the carrier-based dive and torpedo bombers of World War II such as the Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg TBF Avenger and the Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg SBD Dauntless.[5]
  • It was initially created for Squadron 42 only.[5]

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