Eagle MkII
Eagle MK II - Profile2
Default version
ManufacturerCore Dynamics
Dimensions31.2L - 29.7W - 7.1H
Cost44,800 CR
Insurance2,240 CR
Top Speed239 m/s
Boost Speed349 m/s
Shields78 MJ
Hull Mass50 t
Cargo Capacity2 t
Fuel Capacity4 t
Unladen Jump Range8.47 ly
Landing Pad SizeSmall
Hardpoints1x Utility Mount
3x Small Hardpoints
Internals2x Size 1 Compartments
1x Size 2 Compartment
1x Size 3 Compartment
1x Size 2 Military Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range25.37 ly
Cargo Capacity16 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor6
Not to be confused with Imperial Eagle.

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 This role has been superseded by the respective navies' short range fighter programmes, but the Eagle still sees extensive service across human space.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 a shield booster is strongly advised for an Eagle wielding bounty hunter. The issue with this however is that Eagle has only one utility mount, meaning that this means going without a Kill Warrant Scanner.

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.

Purchase LocationsEdit

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.

System Station Date Notes
44 B Ophiuchi Feustel Gateway June 12, 2015 10% discount
Abukunin Reilly Hub April 6, 2015
AC +26 37030 Culbertson Port 2015-12-27
Alioth Irkutsk 1.06
Arjung Hiyya Orbital 10/3/2015
Asellus Primus Beagle 2 Landing
Aulin Aulin Enterprise June 16, 2016
Bolos Vizcaino Horizons 16May15
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
Kremainn Wohler Station 23Mar15
Kurmodiae Virchow Dock Jul 23, 2015
Ross 780 Aristotle Gateway August 20, 2017
Sol Daedalus May 12, 2016 20% discount
Styx Chu Hub
Tauerni Rushworth Port 4 Jan, 2015
Ualapalor Preuss Station
Una Hoard Orbital Feb 19, 2015
Yanyan Morin City
Gateway Dublin Citadel July 29, 2015
Itza Ellison Station December 16, 2015
Freng Bear City April 03, 2016
Lethe Obruchev Bastion August 2, 2016
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial January 26, 2018 10% Discount, Founders Permit Needed


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
Empty -- -- 1
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 2 2
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 3 3
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 3 3
Environment Control Life Support E 1 1
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 2 2
Sensor Suite Sensors E 2 2
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x4] C 2 2
Internal Compartments Shield Generator E 3 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
Empty [m] -- -- 2
BDS E 1 1

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