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Vulture

Small ship manufactured by Drake Interplanetary
Vulture Flying Concept.jpg
Vulture
ManufacturerDrake Interplanetary (DRAK)
RoleSalvage
SizeSmall
Crew1
Cargo capacity12 SCU
Production state
  • In Concept
Loaner vehicleProspector, Buccaneer
Pledge
StandaloneUS$140
OriginalUS$140
AvailabilityTime limited sales
Specifications
Length33 m
Beam16 m
Combat speed165 m/s
Mass114,591 kg
Lore
Introduction2938 CE; 12 years ago (2938)
Developed fromVertical Landing Test 3
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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]

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
Powerplantnav.svg
Power Plants
TBD Power Plant Small (Small) 1 x 1
TBD Cooler Small (Small) 1 x 2
TBD Shield Generator Small (Small) 1 x 2

Propulsion
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
Fuelintakenav.svg
Fuel Intakes
TBD S Fuel Intake Small (Small) 1 x 2
Fueltanknav.svg
Fuel Tanks
S Fuel Tank Small (Small) 1 x 1
Quantumdrivenav.svg
Quantum Drives
TBD S Quantum Drive Small (Small) 1 x 1
Jumpdrivenav.svg
Jump Modules
TBD S Jump Module Small (Small) 1 x 1
Quantumfueltanknav.svg
Quantum Fuel Tanks
TBD S Quantum Fuel Tank Small (Small) 1 x 1
Thrusters
Component Manufacturer Model Type # per mount x Total
Maneuveringthrusternav.svg
Maneuvering Thrusters
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster N/A 1 x 24

Weaponry
Component Manufacturer Model Size (Max) # per mount x Total
Weaponnav.svg
Weapons
TBD Weapon TBD 1 (1) 1 x 2
Utilityitemnav.svg
Utility Items
Tractor Beam 1 (1) 1 x 1
Scraper Beam 1 (1) 1 x 1

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), Alex Akstinas (Ship Designer), and Paul Jones (Art Director) are the key contributors of the design of the ship.[3]

Pre-release appearance

Hologram on display at 2950 Drake Defensecon

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.[4]

Trivia

  • Vulture's design share a lot of similarities with the ship Venture in EVE Online. On 2018-06-14, shortly after the design of the Vulture is 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,[5] while CI developers pointed out that the ship is inspired by the Dragonfly.[6] The rivalry escalated with redditors brigading on both subreddit to the point that even EVE developer CCP tweeted about it.[7][8]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 YOU Pick the Next Drake Ship (Original RSI URL)
  2. Your Ship Your Sky. 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. Alpha 3.9.1 in-game survey during Drake Defensecon
  5. Behold, the totally not a copy, Drake Vulture on EVE subreddit
  6. Star Citizen: Around the Verse - Vulture Views and Weapons 2 on Youtube
  7. EVE Online tweet on Vulture
  8. Eve Online and Star Citzen fans at war over £112 "copycat" spaceship