Cobra MkIV
Cobra MK IV - Profile
Default version
ManufacturerFaulcon DeLacy
Dimensions33.1L - 48.1W - 8.6H
Cost764,720 CR
Insurance38,236 CR
Top Speed200 m/s
Boost Speed299 m/s
Shields125 MJ
Hull Mass210 t
Cargo Capacity34 t
Fuel Capacity16 t
Unladen Jump Range9.37 ly
Landing Pad SizeSmall
Hardpoints2x Utility Mounts
3x Small Hardpoints
2x Medium Hardpoints
Internals2x Size 2 Compartments
2x Size 3 Compartments
4x Size 4 Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range24.91 ly
Top Speed228 m/s
Top Boost342 m/s
Cargo Capacity88 t

The Cobra MkIV is Faulcon deLacy's development of the famous Cobra MkIII. It's heavier and slower than the MkIII, but packs an extra punch and better weaponry placement makes it a more effective combat vessel. It's tougher to improve survivability and allows better upgrading, but at the expense of some of its agility.

— In-Game Description

The Cobra MkIV is a multirole ship manufactured by Faulcon DeLacy. In contrast with the versatile Cobra MkIII, the MkIV is designed with a greater emphasis on combat effectiveness.

The Cobra MkIV has one more small hardpoint (three small, two medium total) and better hardpoint placement than the Cobra MkIII: Two medium hardpoints are located in the same place as on MkIII and three small hardpoints are in a tight group on top of the ship.[1] It is also much slower than the MkIII: even with fully upgraded thrusters it struggles to keep up with a Vulture. The Cobra MkIV has the most internal bays of any ship that can land on a small size landing pad. The pilot's station is offset to the left of the ship's centerline. The auxiliary station is offset to the right of the ship's centerline and is even with the pilot's station.

The Cobra MkIV is an exclusive reward for Elite Dangerous players who upgraded to Elite Dangerous: Horizons during its first year.[2] It is only available to PC players who purchased Horizons before February 5, 2016 (this also includes Lifetime Expansion pass holders), and to Xbox One players who purchased the Horizons season pass before July 30, 2016. Players who met these requirements can obtain the ship in-game from stations using credits.[3] PlayStation 4 players currently do not have any means to access the Cobra MkIV.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Abrocmii Knapp Dock July 27, 2017 15% discount
EZ Aquarii Magnus Gateway July 27, 2017
HIP 20485 Shinn Enterprise July 27, 2017 15% discount
HR 783 Rich Orbital July 27, 2017 15% discount
Luyten's Star Ashby City July 27, 2017
Sietae Nakamura Orbital July 27, 2017 15% discount
Stopover Darkwater Station July 27, 2017
Tangaroa Sovica July 27, 2017 15% discount
Korovii England Terminal November 5, 2017
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial January 26, 2018 10% Discount, Founders Permit Needed
Giryak Watson Orbital March 12, 2018


Main article: Outfitting

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

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 4 4
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 4 4
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 4 4
Environment Control Life Support E 3 3
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 3 3
Sensor Suite Sensors E 3 3
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Shield Generator E 4 4
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Cargo Rack [x4] E 2 3
Cargo Rack [x4] E 2 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
BDS E 1 2
Planetary Approach Suite E 1 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner


Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Elite: Dangerous twitch stream Aug 6th
  2. Announcing Elite Dangerous: Horizons
  3. Frontier Support: Can I get the Cobra MkIV?