|Dimensions||152.4L - 61.8W - 32.0H|
|Top Speed||183 m/s|
|Boost Speed||244 m/s|
|Hull Mass||400 t|
|Cargo Capacity||114 t|
|Fuel Capacity||32 t|
|Unladen Jump Range||9.41 ly|
|Landing Pad Size||Large|
|Hardpoints||8x Utility Mounts|
2x Small Hardpoints
2x Medium Hardpoints
3x Large Hardpoints
1x Huge Hardpoint
|Internals||1x Size 2 Compartment|
3x Size 4 Compartments
3x Size 5 Compartments
3x Size 6 Compartments
1x Size 7 Compartment
1x Size 5 Military Compartment
|Jump Range||41.45 ly|
|Top Speed||209 m/s|
|Top Boost||279 m/s|
|Cargo Capacity||468 t|
|Mass lock factor||23|
The Anaconda is the pride of Faulcon deLacy's ship yards. The design was first manufactured in 2856 by RimLiner Galactic. After numerous mergers the template was eventually owned by Faulcon deLacy, who have made only minor changes to the classic design. The Anaconda is a versatile craft that can transport large cargos as well as pack a decent punch. Some smaller navies use the Anaconda in the light cruiser and frigate roles. The Anaconda can also be upgraded with a docking bay allowing small fighters up to Sidewinder size to be carried and launched.
— In-Game Description
At a base cost of almost 147 million credits, the Anaconda used to be the most expensive ship in Elite Dangerous, until the Federal Corvette and the Imperial Cutter took that title when they were added. It is a slow but enormous vessel that excels in all roles: combat, exploration and trading, and was the pinnacle of a late game ship. As it stands the Anaconda is now the third most expensive ship, but it doesn't have any rank requirements with the Federation or the Empire associated with it and is therefore easier to acquire than the Federal Corvette or the Imperial Cutter. Of the ships able to be piloted by a player in the game, the Anaconda is currently the fifth largest in volume and the fourth longest, being surpassed in length and volume by the Beluga Liner, Imperial Cutter and Federal Corvette (in that order), and in volume by the Type-9 Heavy.
The ship's bridge is located on the top of the ship roughly at its midpoint. The pilot's station is positioned at the center of the bridge, with 2 copilot seats on either side (currently they are for cosmetic only). The bridge features an open design, providing great viewing angles both up and to the sides from the horizontal position from the pilot's point of view. However the ship's nose obstructs view underneath the ship, which makes docking somewhat difficult. In a combat scenario 2 large hardpoints and 2 utility mounts are deployed directly in front of the bridge, which can obstruct the pilot's view when they fire.
Boasting an array of weapon hardpoints, this ship is a formidable combat ship capable of holding its own against multiple opponents. It, the Fer-de-Lance, the Federal Corvette, and the Imperial Cutter are the only ships capable of equipping the powerful Class 4 weaponry. The weapon hardpoint locations are as follows: Two Class 3 Large hardpoints top mounted side-by-side to each other in front of the cockpit and about 1/3 the ship length back from the front tip with slightly blocked aft line of sight. One Class 2 Medium hardpoint side mounted on each side near the front tip of the ship (2x Class 2 medium hardpoints total) with decent lines of sight. One Class 3 Large hardpoint mounted on the underside of the ship, near the tip of the ship, with somewhat blocked aft line of sight. One Class 4 Huge hardpoint mounted on the underside of the ship at about 1/3 of the ship length back from the front tip, mounted slightly lower than the underside class 3 hardpoint, with nearly uninterrupted forward and below lines of sight and somewhat blocked aft lines of sight. Two Class 1 Small hardpoints mounted on the underside of the ship, side-by-side to each other, at the very back of the large rectangular Cargo bay shaped area, with nearly uninterrupted lines of sight in all underside directions but have limited firing arc convergence with the top mounted class 3 large hardpoints, namely in front of the ship. Overall the Anaconda is one of the most heavily armed ships in Elite Dangerous, however players may struggle to utilize this effectively because of its lack of maneuverability and power control problems when high level modules are installed. Also of note is that the Anaconda is currently one of the three ships with 8 Utility Hardpoints. As of the release of Horizons: Guardians it became one of the 7 ships compatible with fighter hangar module for docking ship-launched fighters.
The Anaconda has a class 6 internal module slot for the frame shift drive, which allows it to achieve high jump range albeit at the cost of high fuel consumption due to its high mass. It has a large number of internal compartments to accommodate the various modules needed for exploration such as scanners and fuel scoop. As such it is a popular choice for explorers, provided they can afford the hefty cost.
Some wealthy traders also make use of this ship due to its high jump range, enormous cargo capacity (up to 468T of cargo, a figure surpassed only by the Lakon Type-9 Heavy, the Federal Corvette, and the Imperial Cutter), and superb defensive capabilities.
Overall the Anaconda is ideal for veteran pilots of all trades who have a large sum of credits at their disposal but don't have high rankings with either of the superpowers. The only downsides of the ship are its sub par speed and maneuverability due to its size, as well as the cost to upgrade and maintain the ship: prices for less essential modules will easily exceed 1 million credits, whereas more important modules are priced in the tens of millions of credits each. The repair fees for the Anaconda are also relatively high, since repair costs are calculated the same way as for all ships, meaning they are based on the purchase price of the ship and its modules. It is usually cheaper to repair an Anaconda's modules using an Auto Field-Maintenance Unit.
As with all other ships the Anaconda gets a 15% discount in price in systems controlled by Li Yong-Rui.
Due to the location of the Cargo Hatch on the Anaconda, deploying an SRV from Horizons will cause the SRV to fall the distance to the ground, or in the case of boarding it will cause the SRV to float upwards. Due to the Hatch location it can also be difficult to get the SRV in the correct position to board, transfer cargo, etc.
The Anaconda has an available 16 piece cosmetic Ship Kit that can be purchased from the Frontier store which allows you to "remodel your ship in your personal style". The ship kit does not affect gameplay.
|System||Station||Date Seen||Price||Additional Notes|
|LHS 20||OHM City||2017-16-02||124,924,034cr||15% Discount|
|LP 356-106||Carrier Dock||2016-10-05||124,924,034cr||15% Discount|
|72 Ophiuchi||Gerst Gateway||2016-01-01|
|Asellus Primus||Beagle 2 Landing||Beta 3|
|Arimil||Pippin Dock||2016-02-27||15% Discount|
|Arjung||Hiyya Orbital||2016-08-23||15% Discount|
|BD-11 4932||Morukov Station||2016-01-08|
|Beta-1 Tucanae||Adams Orbital||2015-01-03|
|Capukanga||Melnick Station||2017-01-15||15% Discount|
|CD-49 1643||Piaget Horizons||2015-02-22|
|CF 464||Bartini Enterprise||2015-05-12|
|Diaguandri||Ray Gateway||2017-03-01||124,924,034cr||15% Discount|
|Dinda||Mount Sunday||2016-06-01||15% Discount|
|Faust 68||Slipher Hub||2015-03-18|
|FK5 2550||Wundt Gateway||Gamma 1.05|
|G 181-6||Polansky Enterprise||Gamma 1.05|
|HIP 91187||Thompsen Port|
|HIP 96854||Dowie Port||2015-01-11|
|HIP 107385||Winthrop Enterprise||2015-05-22|
|HDS 1879||Shaikh Dock||2015-04-25|
|Huang Gun||Pittendreigh City||2015-17-06|
|LFT 1748||Otiman Dock||2015-05-31|
|LHS 115||Aleksandrov Gateway||2015-12-20|
|LHS 134||Alas City||2015-07-12|
|LHS 1393||Wyeth Dock||2015-12-05|
|LHS 371||Pawelczyk Orbital||2016-01-21|
|LHS 531||Nelson Terminal||2015-05-17|
|LHS 2764A||Low Orbital||Gamma 1.05|
|LP 908-11||So-Yeon City||2014-12-29|
|LP 940-115||May City||2015-01-02|
|LTT 7548||Boltzmann Gateway||2015-08-07|
|LTT 15449||Binet port||2015-02-20|
|MCC 858||Jacquard Orbital||Beta 3|
|Mizar||Judson Station||Gamma 1.05|
|Pathan||Hertz Station||2017-03-26||124,924,034||15% discount|
|Qama||Thurston Ring||2016-05-11||15% discount|
|ROSS 750||Holdstock Hub||2015-03-22|
|Seleru Bao||Leinster Ring||2016-10-11||124,924,034cr||15% discount|
|Songzi||Van Der Riet Woolley Vision||2015-05-24|
|V491 Persei||Rand City||2016-01-16||15% discount|
|Wolf 865||McCulley Ring||2015-01-11|
|Wolf 896||Herbert Dock||2017-01-01||146,969,451|
|Fire Fade||Tsiolkovsky Ring||2016-06-05|
|Lalande 4268||Lowry Ring||2016-10-24||124,924,034cr||15% discount|
|Gamma Apodis||Vess Gateway||2017-03-30||208,194LS away|
- Main article: Outfitting
All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Anaconda.
|Category||Default System||Default Rating||Default Class||Max Class|
|Small Hardpoint||Pulse Laser||F||1||1|
|Reactor Bay||Power Plant||E||8||8|
|Frame Shift Drive Housing||Frame Shift Drive||E||6||6|
|Environment Control||Life Support||E||5||5|
|Power Coupling||Power Distributor||E||8||8|
|Fuel Store||Fuel Tank [x32]||C||5||5|
|Internal Compartments||Cargo Rack [x64]||E||6||7|
|Cargo Rack [x32]||E||5||6|
|Cargo Rack [x16]||E||4||5|
|Cargo Rack [x2]||E||1||2|
- (L) = Loaned
- [x#] = Capacity
- BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner
- [m] = Military Compartment reserved for Hull Reinforcement Package, Module Reinforcement Package, or Shield Cell Bank.
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