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Fer-de-Lance
Fer-de-Lance - Profile
Default version
ManufacturerZorgon Peterson
Dimensions73.6L - 51.6W - 15.4H
TypeCombat
Cost51,567,040 CR
Insurance2,578,352 CR
Top Speed265 m/s
Boost Speed357 m/s
Manoeuvrability4
Shields271 MJ
Armour405
Hull Mass250 t
Cargo Capacity24 t
Fuel Capacity8 t
Unladen Jump Range7.04 ly
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Hardpoints6x Utility Mounts
4x Medium Hardpoints
1x Huge Hardpoint
Internals1x Size 1 Compartment
1x Size 2 Compartment
2x Size 4 Compartments
1x Size 5 Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range20.94 ly
Top Speed302 m/s
Top Boost407 m/s
Cargo Capacity70 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor12

The Fer-de-Lance is another classic design that has now been in production for two centuries. The ship became famous for its popularity with top business executives and wealthy bounty hunters, being a fast, well armed vessel, with luxurious accommodation and high quality components fitted as standard. Early models were built by Zorgon Peterson, but more recently, limited numbers have been upgraded by Saud Kruger in a rare collaboration, resulting in even more lavish creations, without spoiling the original design and specification requirements.

— In-Game Description

The Fer-de-Lance (commonly abbreviated as FDL) is a heavy combat ship, featuring a hull that is a bit more resistant to smaller weapons than other ships of its class,[1] making it well suited in the role of bounty hunting. It is the only medium ship capable of mounting class 4 weaponry.

Although fast, manoeuvrable and well armed, the Fer-De-Lance suffers from a few major drawbacks, which include a poor FSD jump range, tiny fuel tank and a limited number of internal compartments for its size.

Utilizing the class 6 powerplant Fer-De-Lance has a relatively low heat signature, and is well-suited for both shielded (using a shield cell does not result in a major overheating, and the strong base shielding can be improved further with shield boosters) and shieldless builds (small heat output, durable hull and the ability to mount several heat sinks without sacrificing other utility modules allowing for prolonged silent running).

The weapon hardpoints are located as follows: two top mounted class 2 hardpoints on the nose about a quarter of the way back from the tip, two side mounted class 2 hardpoints at about the ship's midpoint, and a single bottom mounted class 4 (huge) hardpoint in the centre of the ship's frame. Four out of six utility mounts are located around the huge hardpoint on the bottom, with the other two being behind the cockpit, next to the fins on top of the vessel.

The Fer-De-Lance has different heat radiator animations for general heat dissipation and Frame-Shift Drive charge up for hyperspace. While both feature the animation of the same yellow/orange lighted radiators, the Frame-Shift Drive charging animation also features blue lighted radiators and two blue beams. The blue beams are projected from slightly behind the cockpit and are visible from the cockpit from the side windows on both sides.

The pilot's station is offset right from the centerline. The Auxiliary station is offset left from the centerline and although it is side by side with the pilot's station, is slightly farther back from the front canopy.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
109 Piscium Ising Dock 27 Dec 2016
20 Ophiuchi Chargaff Port 20 Jan 2017
44 B Ophiuchi Feustel Gateway Jun 12, 2015
78 Ursae Majoris Berners-Lee City 23 May 2015
Asgaa Wheeler Horizons Apr 20, 2015
Bunuras Noguchi Enterprise 12 Dec 2015
Cerno Kanwar Enterprise 18 Dec 2015
Disci Snodgrass Orbital March 2015
Euboa Foreman Orbital 21 March 2015
Facece Simpson Depot 04 April 2015
Fedmich Roberts Port jan 27 2017
CD-36 1535 Aoki March 12, 2016
Gandui Regiomontanus ring 15 March 2015
Gunnovale Bradley Station 17 Dec 2015
HIP 18828 Ruppelt City 06 April 2015
HIP 96932 Bond Dock August 21, 2015
HIP 102895 Barmin Terminal 17 May 2015
HIP 107385 Winthrop Enterprise May 22, 2015
HR 943 Hildebrandt Terminal May 30, 2015
HR 1980 Low City 12 Jan 2016
Kamaki Shinjo Station 23 March 2015
Khampti Wafa Hub 30 March 2015
Khernidjal West Gateway May 06, 2015
Laifangyi Anning Enterprise 1 July 2015
Lakluit Garriott Hub July 16, 2015
Leesti George Lucas 27 July 2015
LHS 492 Lem Port 8.12.2016
Lo Pegasi Garcia Station May 14, 2015
LP 694-16 Chapman Terminal 1 Jan 2017
LP 926-40 Lee City Apr 23, 2015
LTT 15278 Zholobov Enterprise 27 April 2015
Tolians Kuo Dock 31 August 2016
Malloc Julian Gateway 13 April 2015
Mundjiga Sagan Port 17 March 2015
Okinura Fisher Terminal Feb 23, 2016
Praecipua Denton Dock 28 March 2015
Remines Bobko hub 8 Feb 2017 15% discount 43,831,984
STKM 1-1118 Dupuy De Lome 26 Dec 2015
Tolians Kuo Dock Aug 11, 2015
Vesper-M4 Oluwafemi Depot jan 24, 2017
Wailladyan Bass Port June 16, 2015
Zavijah Wheelock Ring 17 March 2015

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 Fer-de-Lance.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser F 1 2
Pulse Laser F 1 2
Empty -- -- 2
Empty -- -- 2
Huge Hardpoint Empty -- -- 4
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
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 5 5
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 4 4
Environmental Control Life Support E 4 4
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 6 6
Sensor Suite Sensors E 4 4
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x8] C 3 3
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Shield Generator E 4 4
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty -- -- 2
BDS E 1 1
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner

NotesEdit

  • In the original Elite it was faster than the Cobra (but not playable).
  • Added to game in version 1.2.
  • Some weapons on the huge hardpoint clip into the bottom of the hangar when viewed in Outfitting.
  • The radiators on the outside of the engine pods glow blue while FSD is charging.
  • Prior to 1.5/2.0 the ship utilized a class 5 powerplant, resulting in major power issues.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sandro Sammarco in the Official Forums

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