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Beluga Liner
D1-Ship
Default version
ManufacturerSaud Kruger
Dimensions209.1m length x 131.6m width x 38.6m height
TypePassenger Liner
Cost84,532,780 CR
Insurance4,226,639 CR
Top Speed197 m/s
Boost Speed276 m/s
Manoeuvrability2
Shields110 MJ
Armour504
Hull Mass950 t
Cargo Capacity44 t
Fuel Capacity128 t
Unladen Jump Range10.60 ly
Landing Pad SizeLarge
Hardpoints6x Utility Mounts
5x Medium Hardpoints
Internals4x Size 3 Compartments
1x Size 4 Compartment
2x Size 6 Compartments
2x Size 5 Reserved Compartment
2x Size 6 Reserved Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range29.82 ly
Top Speed230 m/s
Top Boost322 m/s
Cargo Capacity368 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor18

The Beluga Class Liner is one of the most prestigious vessels to travel the space lanes. Only the Imperial Gutamaya liners rival these glorious vessels. If you want to travel in style, this is the vessel to do it in. A fighter hangar can be equipped to these ships.

— In-game Description

The Beluga Liner is a passenger ship added in "The Guardians" update 2.2.[1] Comparable to an Imperial Cutter in mass and even bulkier in volume, the Beluga is designed to carry passengers to their destination in comfort; only it and its smaller cousins the Orca and the Dolphin can be equipped with Luxury Suite Cabin modules, allowing it to transport VIPs. Slow and cumbersome, the Beluga is difficult to maneuver inside a dock, but features a Class 7 Frame Shift Drive and a massive Fuel Tank that gives it an impressive travel range for long-distance cruises. This ship can be bought in 9 Ceti on "Fanning Vision" and in the Founders World. The Beluga Liner is one of the seven ships capable of equipping a Fighter Hangar.

The ship might have heat management issues, especially while entering and exiting a hyperspace jump. This can be somewhat mitigated with higher grade power plants.

The Beluga does suffer though from a lack of outfitting space to fit a Fighter Hangar and a Fuel Scoop superior to a class 4 since it cannot fit a Shield Generator of this size and of the numerous Reserved Compartments.

Due to its high hull mass and lack of class 7 or above unreserved internal compartments, the Beluga is limited to fitting only Class 6 Shield Generators. This makes it currently the only ship that is unable to fit an optimized mass shield generator.

The ship is available only to the owners of the Horizons expansion.[2]

Purchase LocationsEdit

Note the recent date seen are the most accurate. Some purchase locations can get outdated after a while.

System Station Date Seen Notes
9 Ceti Fanning Vision
Alioth Irkutsk April 16, 2017 Orca (20%) and Dolphin also available here
Baedule Coye Horizons Oct 29, 2016 Orca also available here
Waq Fischer Orbital Nov 14, 2016
Jitabos Finney Ring Dec 1, 2016
HR 692 Zindell Gateway Nov 12, 2016 10% discount
Qama Thurston Ring Apr 8, 2017 15% discount
Exioce Macmillan Depot Oct 29, 2016
Anlave Kobayashi City Oct 25, 2016
LHS 3447 Dalton Gateway Sep 25, 2016
Gende Bellunas Hub Jan 29, 2017
CD-61 1439 Huygens Gateway Feb 7, 2017
NLTT 21088 Weber Terminal Mar 02, 2017
Nahua Fuller Vision June 18, 2017
LTT 377 Zoline Port Apr 14, 2017
LTT 4961 Conway City July 17, 2017
Eleu Farmer Silo May 01, 2017
Harm Gentil Hub July 12, 2017 15% discount
Toolfa Crook Hub July 17, 2017 Orca also available here

OutfittingEdit

Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Beluga Liner.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser F 1 2
Pulse Laser F 1 2
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 6 6
Thruster Mounting Thrusters E 7 7
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 7 7
Environment Control Life Support E 8 8
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 6 6
Sensor Suite Sensors E 5 5
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x128] C 7 7
Internal Compartments Shield Generator E 6 6
Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 6
Passenger Cabin [r] D 6 6
Passenger Cabin [r] D 6 6
Passenger Cabin [r] D 4 5
Passenger Cabin [r] D 4 5
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Cargo Rack [x4] E 2 3
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
BDS E 1 3

GalleryEdit

Pre-Release Description Edit

Whale by name, whale by nature, the Beluga is one of the largest ships in the game. As a specialised Passenger Liner the Beluga has multiple module slots that can accommodate all types of passenger cabins. Well armoured, and decently quick for such a large civilian ship, the Beluga has a similar speed to the Hauler. When escorting passengers across the galaxy you’ll need defence, so the Beluga has 6 utility mounts and 5 medium hardpoints. The Beluga has plenty of mid-range sized internal slots (4 threes, 1 four, 2 fives and 4 sixes). The Beluga can fit a size 7 FSD, but it’s a very heavy ship so it’s more suited for multiple jumps rather than giant leaps.

— From Gamescon 2016 Day One Complete Thread dev post

ReferencesEdit

  1. Elite Dangerous patch 2.2 - aliens, space stations & more Gamescom 2016, 2016-08-17
  2. Official FAQ

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