|Dimensions||31.2L - 29.7W - 7.1H|
|Top Speed||239 m/s|
|Boost Speed||349 m/s|
|Hull Mass||50 t|
|Cargo Capacity||2 t|
|Fuel Capacity||4 t|
|Unladen Jump Range||8.47 ly|
|Landing Pad Size||Small|
|Hardpoints||1x Utility Mount|
3x Small Hardpoints
|Internals||2x Size 1 Compartments|
1x Size 2 Compartment
1x Size 3 Compartment
1x Size 2 Military Compartment
|Jump Range||25.37 ly|
|Cargo Capacity||16 t|
|Mass lock factor||6|
The Eagle is a proven combat fighter with a distinguished history. It is one of the smallest fighters available with jump capability. It has the distinction of being the only ship that has been so successful versions have been built for both the Federation and Imperial navies. This role has been superseded by the respective navies' short range fighter programmes, but the Eagle still sees extensive service across human space. Core Dynamics are no longer building these ships, but do still provide parts and servicing due to their popularity.
— In-Game Description
The Eagle MkII is an agile fighter sporting 3 weapon hardpoints. It is the most manoeuvrable ship currently in the game (excluding ship launched fighters), as well as being the cheapest combat-specialized vessel. However, it suffers from a short hyperspace range, as well as a tendency to overheat and run out of weapons power.
In September 2014 Frontier announced that the Eagle would become a second starting ship for all players who had pre-ordered Elite Dangerous, including existing Beta and Kickstarter supporters. This starting Eagle (known as the "Freagle") is located in a Station outside of the player's starting system and can be flown once the commander travels to the station where it is stored. The Free Eagle can be found by opening the Galaxy Map and looking for a system with a blue ship icon next to it; the ship will be located in a station within the designated system.
Some players aspiring to be bounty hunters may use the Eagle as a cheaper alternative to the Viper. While this is a valid strategy for bounty hunting, keep in mind that the Eagle, while very agile, has a very weak hull so fitting shield cells is strongly advised for an Eagle wielding bounty hunter.
The weapon hardpoints are located as follows: 2 small hardpoints on the underside of main body of ship, 1 small hardpoint on the top of the ship behind the cockpit.
The Eagle MkII has an available 12 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.
The Eagle is a very common ship and can be found at nearly any shipyard. If you are struggling to find it, the following (incomplete) list contains confirmed purchase locations.
|44 B Ophiuchi||Feustel Gateway||June 12, 2015||10% discount|
|Abukunin||Reilly Hub||April 6, 2015|
|AC +26 37030||Culbertson Port||2015-12-27|
|Asellus Primus||Beagle 2 Landing|
|Aulin||Aulin Enterprise||June 16, 2016|
|Cao Yans||Nordenskiold Hub||Feb 26, 2015|
|Cauani||Hardy City||1 Jan, 2015|
|Dangtei||Harrington Station||Aug 17, 2015|
|Eravate||Ackerman Market||Jan 24, 2015|
|G 180-18||Alexandria Gateway|
|Gliese 563.1||Matteucci Ring||Jul 23, 2015|
|I Bootis||Chango Dock|
|Ki Laufey||Fiennes Orbital||July 20, 2015|
|Lambda-1 Tucanea||Riess Hub||Aug 17, 2015|
|Liaedin||Kohl Terminal||March 22, 2015|
|Lo Pegasi||Garcia Station||12 Dec, 2014|
|LP 445-22||Trevithick Horizons||Jul 23, 2015|
|Lwen||Oliver Enterprise||1 Jan, 2015|
|Kelin Samba||Bolkow City||9 Aug, 2015|
|Kurmodiae||Virchow Dock||Jul 23, 2015|
|Ross 780||Aristotle Gateway||August 20, 2017|
|Sol||Daedalus||May 12, 2016||20% discount|
|Tauerni||Rushworth Port||4 Jan, 2015|
|Una||Hoard Orbital||Feb 19, 2015|
|Gateway||Dublin Citadel||July 29, 2015|
|Itza||Ellison Station||December 16, 2015|
|Freng||Bear City||April 03, 2016|
|Lethe||Obruchev Bastion||August 2, 2016|
- Main article: Outfitting
All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Eagle MkII.
|Category||Default System||Default Rating||Default Class||Max Class|
|Small Hardpoint||Pulse Laser (L)||F||1||1|
|Pulse Laser (L)||F||1||1|
|Reactor Bay||Power Plant||E||2||2|
|Frame Shift Drive Housing||Frame Shift Drive||E||3||3|
|Environment Control||Life Support||E||1||1|
|Power Coupling||Power Distributor||E||2||2|
|Fuel Store||Fuel Tank [x4]||C||2||2|
|Internal Compartments||Shield Generator||E||3||3|
|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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