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Federal Dropship
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Faction Specific
FactionFederation
Rank RequiredMidshipman
Default version
ManufacturerCore Dynamics
Dimensions73.9L - 52.3W - 21.7H
TypeHeavy Multipurpose
Cost14,314,210 CR
Insurance715,710 CR
Top Speed182 m/s
Boost Speed304 m/s
Manoeuvrability3
Shields104 MJ
Armour540
Hull Mass580 t
Cargo Capacity56 t
Fuel Capacity16 t
Unladen Jump Range7,25 ly
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
4x Medium Hardpoints
1x Large Hardpoint
Internals1x Size 2 Compartment
2x Size 3 Compartments
1x Size 4 Compartment
2x Size 5 Compartments
1x Size 6 Compartment
2x Size 4 Military Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range19.66 ly
Top Speed209 m/s
Top Boost348 m/s
Cargo Capacity164 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor14

The Federal Dropship is the Federation Navy's workhorse ship for tactical and special forces deployments. This is a well armoured and well armed ship capable of carrying large loads. Its versatile nature means that it is well suited to tackling even the most hostile environment.

— In-Game Description

The Federal Dropship is one of the Federation's ships and thus are generally sold at Stations that are aligned with the Federation (but has been seen at an independent shipyard). To purchase the Federal Dropship players must have earned the rank of Midshipman with the Federation's Navy. Currently this ship isn't very appealing - due to its low mobility it is dominated in combat by most other ships. However, the Federal Dropship does fill a great role in group player versus player engagements due to its excellent hardpoint size and placement.

The Federal Dropship is noted for its ability to remain functioning even when the hull is at very low integrity. This is due to its good module protection.

The weapon hardpoints are located as follows: Two side mounted Class 2 Medium hardpoints in front of the lower wing (One each side), two bottom mounted Class 2 Medium hardpoints located slightly behind the point at which the front fuselage tapering ends (One on each side of the underside), and One bottom mounted Class 3 Large hardpoint located under the nose of the ship and slightly forward of where the front fuselage tapering ends. Although all hardpoints have good to excellent fields of fire when fitted with turrets, the side mounted hardpoints benefit the most from turrets.

Purchase Locations Edit

 Brani
System Station Date Seen Notes
LHS 2310 Levy Hub Feb 26, 2016
BD+24 543 Proteus Orbital Feb 7, 2015 15% discount
Okinura Stafford Enterprise Oct 20, 2015
AC +26 37030 Culbertson Port Dec 27, 2015
Alioth Irkutsk Version: 1.06
Nang Ta-Khian Hay Point
Chamunda Gidzenko Ring Gamma 1.0
Breksta Pierres Ring Gamma 1.0
Mambojas Conrad Station May 25, 2015
FK5 2550 Wundt Gateway Gamma 1.05
Gliese 563.1 Matteucci Ring Jul 23, 2015
Branglal Skripochka Gateway Gamma 1.05
TURIR Brooks Terminal
64 Arietis Weyn Dock
LP 908-11 So-Yeon City Dec 29, 2014
LTT 3572 Horowitz Hub Jan 16, 2015
GD 219 System McKee Ring Jan 2, 2015
Quivira Godel Dock Jan 2, 2015
Enawar Adams Dock Jan 3, 2015
Arexe Janes Horizon Jan 4, 2015
Misisture Gelfand Dock Jan 6, 2015
Zaragas Jenner Hub Jan 9, 2015
Bhritzameno Feynman Terminal Jan 14, 2015
Turona McNair Terminal Jan 14, 2015
GD 219 McKee Ring Jan 23, 2015
Abrog Thagard Ring Feb 07, 2015
San Zaihe Ackerman Orbital Feb 11, 2015
Una Hoard Orbital Feb 19, 2015
Ross 129 Yang Hub Mar 22, 2015
Ededleen Tepper Hub Mar 31, 2015
LTT 7786 Parise Gateway April 11, 2015
Ngombivas Linaweaver port April 11, 2015
LP 926-40 Lee City April 23, 2015
Mikinn Wallace Dock April 26, 2015
LP 339-7 Gell-Mann Ring May 14, 2015
LHS 531 Nelson Terminal May 17, 2015
Autahenetsi Artyukhin Ring May 25, 2015
Ugrashtrim Northrop Orbital June 08, 2015
44 B Ophiuchi Feustel Gateway Jan/ 17, 2016
Tolians Kuo Dock Aug 11, 2015
LHS 215 Spring Gateway Nov 3, 2015
Grabil Klimuk Terminal Jan. 1, 2016
GL 606.1 B Harvey Ring Jan. 5, 2016
Panik System Bennett City Jan. 17, 2016
Delta Equulei Bison Station Jan. 28, 2016
Sol Deadalus April 22, 2016 10% discount
LTT 15574 Haxel Port May 10, 2016
Ualangur Atkov Enterprise Jan. 22, 2017

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 Federal Dropship.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Empty -- -- 2
Empty -- -- 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 6 6
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 6 6
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 5 5
Environment Control Life Support E 5 5
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 6 6
Sensor Suite Sensors E 4 4
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 6
Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Shield Generator E 5 5
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty [m] -- -- 4
Empty [m] -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
BDS E 1 2

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