|Dimensions||73.6L - 51.6W - 15.4H|
|Top Speed||265 m/s|
|Boost Speed||357 m/s|
|Hull Mass||250 t|
|Cargo Capacity||24 t|
|Fuel Capacity||8 t|
|Unladen Jump Range||7.04 ly|
|Landing Pad Size||Medium|
|Hardpoints||6x Utility Mounts|
4x Medium Hardpoints
1x Huge Hardpoint
|Internals||1x Size 1 Compartment|
1x Size 2 Compartment
2x Size 4 Compartments
1x Size 5 Compartment
|Jump Range||20.94 ly|
|Top Speed||302 m/s|
|Top Boost||407 m/s|
|Cargo Capacity||70 t|
|Mass lock factor||12|
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, 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.
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- 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|
|Reactor Bay||Power Plant||E||6||6|
|Frame Shift Drive Housing||Frame Shift Drive||E||4||4|
|Environmental Control||Life Support||E||4||4|
|Power Coupling||Power Distributor||E||6||6|
|Fuel Store||Fuel Tank [x8]||C||3||3|
|Internal Compartments||Cargo Rack [x16]||E||4||5|
|Cargo Rack [x8]||E||3||4|
- (L) = Loaned
- [x#] = Capacity
- BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner
- 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.
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