Federal Corvette
Fed corvette
Faction Specific
Rank RequiredRear Admiral[1]
Default version
ManufacturerCore Dynamics
Dimensions167.8L - 87.2W - 28.3H
Cost187,969,450 CR
Insurance9,398,472 CR
Top Speed198 m/s
Boost Speed257 m/s
Shields519 MJ
Hull Mass900 t
Cargo Capacity76 t
Fuel Capacity32 t
Unladen Jump Range6.31 ly
Landing Pad SizeLarge
Hardpoints8x Utility Mounts
2x Small Hardpoints
2x Medium Hardpoints
1x Large Hardpoint
2x Huge Hardpoints
Internals1x Size 3 Compartment
2x Size 4 Compartments
2x Size 5 Compartments
2x Size 6 Compartments
3x Size 7 Compartments
2x Size 5 Military Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range21.15 ly
Top Speed232 m/s
Top Boost302 m/s
Cargo Capacity616 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor24

The Federal Corvette is the smallest warship deployed by the Federation Navy. It is a quick, hard hitting vessel also capable of transporting cargo and personnel. Its versatility makes it the most common vessel of the Federation Navy that most people will encounter. It can be found everywhere, on long range patrol, peace keeping, pirate suppression, in fact anywhere the navy wishes to maintain a solid presence without deploying one of the Farragut class Battlecruisers. It is possible, but extremely rare for a private citizen to own one of these vessels. The ship can carry and deploy two small fighter class ships, although civilian versions are restricted to a single fighter.

— In-game description

The Federal Corvette is a heavy ship specialized for combat. It requires the Federation rank of Rear Admiral in order to be purchased. With a base cost of almost 188 million credits, it is the second most expensive ship in Elite Dangerous, costing less than the Imperial Cutter but more than the Anaconda.


Comparing the Federal Corvette with the Anaconda and the Imperial Cutter (sometimes collectively referred to as the "big three" by the community), the Federal Corvette is specialized in combat, while the Imperial Cutter and Anaconda are multipurpose ships. The Federal corvette also has the worst jump range out of the three, due to it being more than twice as heavy as the Anaconda and has a smaller FSD than the Cutter. The Federal Corvette is the third largest player-piloted ship, only being surpassed in size by the Beluga Liner and the Imperial Cutter.[2]

The Corvette features two huge hardpoints, the only ship capable of mounting multiple class 4 weapons.[3] The Huge hard points are located behind the cockpit, the 2 medium hardpoints are on each side of the ship, the large hardpoint on the belly, and two small hardpoints on the nose of the ship. It has 8 utility mounts and as of the release of Horizons 2.2 is one of the eight ships that can accommodate a Fighter Hangar for Ship-Launched Fighters.

The Corvette can carry up to 616T of cargo, making it a good freighter. However due to its high rank requirement with the Federation (as well as the fact that the Imperial Cutter is equally difficult to acquire but can carry up to 792T of cargo) and its poor jump range, it is rarely used by traders.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
HIP 6796 Ibold Port Jan 18, 2018 15% discount
Ualapalor Rochon Ring Dec 28, 2017
YZ Ceti Clement Orbital Oct 24, 2017
Sheggiko O Kuo Terminal Oct 17, 2017
Ez Aquarii Magnus Gateway Sep 5, 2017
Inti Baturin Hub Sep 4, 2017 15% discount
LHS 3505 Olivias City Jan 8, 2016
GD 219 McKee Ring Dec 17, 2016
Yimakuapa Frobisher Terminal May 20, 2016 15% discount
Wong Guin Heiles Terminal May 20, 2016
31 Aquilae Russo Dock May 12, 2016
Shenich Wafer Terminal July 22, 2016 15% discount
Neto Ising Vision August 18, 2017
LHS 20 Ohm City Jan 12, 2018 15% discount
39 Tauri Porta Dec 24, 2016 15% discount
LHS 2088 Tanaka Terminal June 19, 2016
Bhritzameno Feinman Terminal July 24, 2016
Neche Descartes Station July 28, 2016
LTT 7548 Boltzmann Gateway August 9, 2016
Wolf 906 Herbert Dock August 31, 2016
Wolf 406 Hamilton Gateway January 14, 2017
Seleru Bao Leinster Ring October 11, 2016 15% discount
LP 715-52 Melnick Ring February 16, 2016
V538 Aurigae Wells Ring February 26, 2017 15% discount
Sanos Allen Ring February 27, 2017
Euryale EG Main HQ May 1, 2017
Ix Scully-Power Station May 13, 2017 15% discount
Kokojina Ali Ring June 21, 2017
Borr Armstrong city August 03, 2017 15% discount
Tamor Seven Holm July 25, 2017 15% discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial January 07, 2018 10% discount, Founders permit needed

Outfitting Edit

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

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Huge Hardpoint Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 4
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 8 8
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 7 7
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 6 6
Environment Control Life Support E 5 5
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 8 8
Sensor Suite Sensors E 8 8
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x32] C 5 5
Internal Compartments Shield Generator E 7 7
Cargo Rack [x64] E 6 7
Empty -- -- 7
Empty -- -- 6
Empty -- -- 6
Empty -- -- 5
Empty -- -- 5
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Cargo Rack [x4] E 2 4
BDS E 1 3
Empty (Military Compartment) -- -- 5
Empty (Military Compartment) -- -- 5
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner

Videos Edit



  2. Elite: Dangerous Newsletter #61
  3. Elite: Dangerous Newsletter #90

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