Vanguard Hoplite

Medium ship manufactured by Aegis Dynamics
HopLite - Flying over ArcCorp.jpg
Production state
Vanguard Hoplite
ManufacturerAegis Dynamics (AEGS)
RoleDropship
SizeMedium (S3)
SeriesVanguard
Capacity
Crew1 – 2
Cargo0 SCU
Stowage1,500K μSCU
Cost
Buy
3,104,200 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$235
S. orig.
$225
Warbond
$225
W. orig.
$225
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
13,209 aUEC/$
Claim
18:34
Expedite
3:06
Expedite fee
4,645 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length38 m
Beam26.5 m
Height9.5 m
Combat speed171 m/s
Max speed1,022 m/s
Mass234,870 kg
Lore
Introduction2737 CE; 215 years ago (2737)

The Aegis Vanguard Hoplite is a cross between the Vanguard deep space fighter and a dedicated boarding ship. Adapting the reliable base design for combined operations, the Hoplite is designed to insert an armored strike team in its target location and provide it with fire support until extraction.[1]

Features

  • Drop-ship: With dedicated seating, guns racks and specialised equipment designed for up to six personal, the Hoplite is ideal for a strike team (short to long ranged) insertion/extraction missions.
  • Aerial support: Although it's designed to be a drop-ship, the Hoplite still has heavy hitting firepower and can provide aerial support if required.
  • Weapons: The ship is equipped with a Size 5 gun hard-point, four Size 2 guns built into the ships nose, a manned turret with a pair of Size 2 guns and missiles racks that can hold eight Size 2 missiles.
  • Durability: At the expense of maneuverability compared to other medium/heavy fighters like the Hornet or Lightning, the Vanguard is made from a distinct tungsten alloy and has an extensive backup systems which enhances the ships combat survivability.

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S2
WillsOp
Computernav.svgComputer
1x
S2
M Computer
N/A
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
1x
S2
Aegis Dynamics
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S2
Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S2
Gorgon Defender Industries

Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S2
Wei-Tek
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drive
1x
S2
M Jump Module
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intake
2x
S2
M Fuel Intake
N/A
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tank
2x
S2
M Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tank
1x
S2
M Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
Mainthrusternav.svgThrusters
2x
S4
D/S4-320 Main Thruster
X-Forge
2x
S4
D/S4-320 Auxiliary Thruster
X-Forge
2x
S3
Retro Thruster
N/A
10x
S2
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Bottom
Vanguard HopLite in space - Isometric.jpg
Vanguard HopLite in space - Above.jpg
Vanguard HopLite in space - Port.jpg
Vanguard HopLite in space - Front.jpg
Vanguard HopLite in space - Rear.jpg
Vanguard HopLite in space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
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Series variants

Image Name Description
Harbinger in Space - Isometric.jpg
Vanguard Harbinger A powerful fighter/bomber that can operate out of the roughest forward operating bases.
Sentinel in Space - Isometric.jpg
Vanguard Sentinel Focused on electronic warfare to provide necessary combat support.
Vanguard Warden mk2 in space - Isometric.jpg
Vanguard Warden A long-range military fighter.

Paints

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: March 6, 2021 (20 months ago) (2021-03-06) - Alpha 3.13.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
3,104,200 Unavailable

Renting

Unavailable

Prices given are per-day. Prices for all rental periods can be found at Ship renting.

Pledge price history

Date Pledge cost (USD) Insurance Availability Sale
2020-05-26 235 120 months Time-limited Invictus 2950 [2]

Gallery

HopeLite - 3.6.0 - Flying in formation x2 - Front.pngHopLite - 3.6.0 - Seating.pngHopLite and Warden - 3.6.0 - Flying in formation - Rear Port.jpgHopLite - Flying over ArcCorp.jpg

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Vanguard Hoplite Javelin Hangar.jpgHoplite interior 1.jpgHoplite interior 2.jpgHoplite rear.jpg

Development

The Hoplite was not a part of the initial three variants of the Vanguard series,[3] it was created due to the requirement of a dropship in Squadron 42. With the expanded interior to house drop team, the exterior hull is expanded compared to the other variants.[citation needed]

References

  1. Vanguard Hoplite - Ship page. Pledge Store
  2. Invictus 2950 Sale. Transmission - Comm-Link
  3. Vanguards: And Then There Were Three. Transmission - Comm-Link
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