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Terrapin

Anvil military long-range reconnaissance ship
Terrapin - x2 in formation over worlds - Front Port.jpg
Terrapin
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleScout
SizeSmall
Crew1 – 2
Cargo capacity0 SCU
Production state
Cost
Buy2,568,100 aUEC
Rent (1 day)51,362 aUEC / 25,681 REC
Insurance
Claim time8:45 min
Expedite1:45 min
Expedite fee550 aUEC
Pledge
StandaloneUS$220
OriginalUS$195
WarbondUS$195
OriginalUS$195
AvailabilityTime-limited sales
Specifications
Length19.5 m
Beam14.5 m
Height6 m
Combat speed157 m/s
Max speed1,204 m/s
Mass166,850 kg
Lore
Introduction2796 CE; 154 years ago (2796)

The Anvil U4A-3 Terrapin deep-space armored scout ship utilized by the United Empire of Earth Navy (UEEN). Outfitted with sensitive long-range scanners, it is used for long duration reconnaissance and leg patrol missions where crewmembers might need to be separated from support facilities for weeks at a time. The spacecraft is encased with heavy armor and an oversized shield generator that allows it to survive skirmishes with lighter raiding craft and extreme environment.[1][2]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
CHCO - Chimera Communications
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S2
SASU - Sakura Sun
Coolernav.svgCoolers
3x
S1
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
1x
S2
BEHR - Behring Applied Technology

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
RSI - Roberts Space Industries
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
4x
S3
VTOL Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S2
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S2
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
8x
S2
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Weaponry
Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S3
Nose Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
1x
S3
Support scanner
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Features

  • Cooling Mechanism: Due to the Terrapin's thick armor however, the ship has insufficient capacity to vent its heat. To vent this excess heat, the armor panels can be retracted, a mechanic that has been described as to 'come up for air'.[3]

Usage

  • The Terrapin is used by the UEEN for overwatch, long-endurance picket, and to add reconnaissance capabilities to the fleet, as well as extend the Navy's ability to provide a patrol presence to border systems that couldn't be allocated capital ships or large fighter garrisons for defense.[2][4]
  • It is a favored explorer ship among UEE military veterans who opt to continue flying after their service, many of them having already come to know its reliability, ease of repair and never-say-die attitude.[5] As secondary roles, it is said that the Terrapin can be used for both Search and Rescue and as Troop Transport.[6]

History

  • Development: The Terrapin is developed in 2796 to serve as the first ship in the Empire's defensive restructuring of the Navy. It is also the first full production ship that Anvil Aerospace has fabricated under direct Naval contract. It is developed in an Anvil plant located in Nova Kiev, Terra under lead designer J.Harris Arnold and lead engineer Allegra Wilsing.[6]
  • Naval Assessment: In 2796, the UEE ship assessment review team led by Vice Admiral Galen Whishaw is commanded by the High Command to assess if the Terrapin should be included in the UEE military.

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
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Terrapin in space - Above.jpg
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Terrapin in space - Rear.jpg
Terrapin in space - Below.jpg

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

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: October 22, 2020 (38 days ago) (2020-10-22) - Alpha 3.11.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18 Teach's Ship Shop, Levski
Unavailable 2,568,100 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

Terrapin - x2 in formation over worlds - Front Port.jpg
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Terrapin in Levski hangar - Front Port.jpg

See also

References

  1. Terrapin - Galactapedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anvil Terrapin Q&A Part 2
  3. Anvil Terrapin Q&A Part 1
  4. Terrapin - Ship page
  5. Terrapin - Presentation page
  6. 6.0 6.1 Anvil Terrapin Brochure