Vulture

Small ship manufactured by Drake Interplanetary
Vulture Flying Concept.jpg
Production state
Scheduled for Alpha 3.18.0
Vulture
ManufacturerDrake Interplanetary (DRAK)
RoleSalvage
SizeSmall
Loaner vehicleProspector, Buccaneer
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo16 SCU
Stowage1,500K μSCU
Cost
Buy
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$140
S. orig.
$140
Warbond
$130
W. orig.
$120
Availability
Time-limited sales
Claim
Not available
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length33 m
Beam16 m
Height9 m
Combat speed165 m/s
Max speed1,114 m/s
Mass114,591 kg
Lore
Introduction2938 CE; 14 years ago (2938)
Developed fromVertical Landing Test 3

The Drake Vulture is an upcoming one-man salvage starter ship with plenty of on-board storage to help with salvage operations. It is designed for single-pilot salvage operations in dangerous or distant locations It is small enough to sneak into hostile areas unnoticed to recover fresh salvage.[1]

Description

Answer to no one, cut out the middle man, and throw caution to the wind. Rip wrecks like a pro and carve out your own place in the great big empty behind the stick of this rough, rugged salvage machine from Drake Interplanetary.

When you embrace the lone wolf spirit, you often find yourself traversing the outermost reaches of civilized space and sometimes even farther off the proverbial grid than that.

Specifications

Note: Some of the stats are datamined from Alpha 3.17.1 PTU
Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
S Radar
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
2x
S1
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S1
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
2x
S1
BASL - Basilisk
Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
1x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
1x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
JUST - Juno Starwerk
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
1x
SX
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
1x
SX
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
24x
SX
Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Features

  • Scraper Beams: Dual integrated scraper beams use Drake’s patented Tomium system, developed with professional salvagers for the ultimate in speed and efficiency.
  • Integrated Tractor Rig: The Ripper’s claw is outfitted with an integrated Lariat tractor rig, designed specifically for the Vulture. This industrial grade tractor’s innovative proprietary beam configuration makes it more powerful than setups three times its size.
  • Cargo: The Vulture’s deceptively spacious interior bay can be anything you need it to be, from extra cargo space to your personal sanctuary of solitude, and all points in between.
  • Long Haul Capable: The Vulture eases the pain of lengthy travel, and the frequent dangers associated therewith, by providing a versatile combination of comfort and convenience. A full-size bunk employs a new composite mattress developed and tested by professional salvager's and haulers right here at Drake. When the going gets rough, you’re never more than a skip and a stumble away from the cockpit and command station.
  • Central Intuitive Control: With maximum visibility and vital ship systems at your fingertips, the Vulture puts you in command of any situation and ensures you’re ready for anything. You’re in complete control of navigation, defense, weapons, and the Vulture’s unique all-in-one utility arrangement

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Rear Isometric
Vulture - Schematic - Isometric.png
Vulture - Schematic - Above.png
Vulture - Schematic - Port.png
Vulture - Schematic - Front.png
Vulture - Schematic - Rear.png
Vulture - Schematic - Rear Isometric.png

Gallery

Vulture Salvaging Concept.jpg
Vulture - Crew Area.jpg
Vulture - Isometric Rear.jpg
Vulture - Cockpit - Closeup 2.jpg
Vulture - Cockpit - Looking out.png
Vulture - Rear - Cargo door down.jpg
Vulture - Lone Box beside giant debris.jpg
Vulture - x2 Flying through station debris.jpg
Vulture - Cut Process Sell.png
Vulture - Grinders.png
Vulture - Salvage comes out and stacks.png
Vulture - 12 Cargo Units.png
Vulture - Cockpit - Closeup 1.jpg
Vulture CargoBay Concept.jpg
Vulture ExternalCockpit Concept.jpg
Vulture Landed Concept.jpg
Vulture Teaser.jpg
Invictus-2952-Drake-Vulture-top.jpg
Invictus-2952-Drake-Vulture-showfloor.jpg
Invictus-2952-Drake-Vulture-back.jpg
Invictus-2952-Drake-Vulture-ramp.jpg
Invictus-2952-Drake-Vulture-rear-section.jpg
Invictus-2952-Drake-Vulture-ladder.jpg
Invictus-2952-Drake-Vulture-living-section.jpg
Drake-defensecon-hologram-vulture-01.jpg
Drake-defensecon-hologram-vulture-02.jpg
Drake-defensecon-hologram-vulture-03.jpg

Development

  • The Vulture was first introduced on 2017-12-01 in the vote "YOU Pick the Next Drake Ship". It was voted to be the next Drake ship by backers with 44% of 37696 voters.[1] The ship went on sale on 2018-06-14.[2]
  • John Crewe (Lead Designer), Toby Lewin (Ship Designer), Aleks Akstinas (Ship Designer), and Paul Jones (Art Director) are the key contributors of the design of the ship.[3]
  • Pre-release appearance: During the 2950 Drake Defensecon, the ship was on display at the Riker Memorial Spaceport in Area18. It was represented by a downscaled holographic display of the model.Alpha 3.9.1 in-game survey during Drake Defensecon</ref> In May 5, 2021 it was revealed that the Vulture was in production and to be implemented in game with an allocated work schedule of 18 weeks.

Trivia

  • The Vulture has some resemblance to the Venture ship in EVE Online. On 2018-06-14, shortly after the design of the Vulture was revealed, players and fans of EVE Online pointed out the similarity between the two ships and accused CI of copying the design on EVE's subreddit,[4] while CI developers said that the ship was inspired by the Dragonfly.[5] The rivalry escalated with redditors brigading both the EVE Online and Star Citizen subreddits, to the point that even EVE developer CCP tweeted about it.[6][7]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 YOU Pick the Next Drake Ship. Citizens - Comm-Link
  2. Your Ship Your Sky. Comm-Link. Retrieved 2020-04-03
  3. Ben Lesnick. "Work in Progress: Drake Vulture". Jump Point. Vol. 6 no. 7. pp.15–34. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  4. Behold, the totally not a copy, Drake Vulture on EVE subreddit
  5. Star Citizen: Around the Verse - Vulture Views and Weapons 2 on Youtube
  6. EVE Online tweet on Vulture
  7. Eve Online and Star Citzen fans at war over £112 "copycat" spaceship
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