Imperial Clipper
EliteDangerous32 2015-07-17 12-49-39-01
Faction Specific
Rank RequiredBaron
Default version
Dimensions106.7L - 103.7W - 24.8H
Cost22,295,860 CR
Insurance1,114,793 CR
Top Speed306 m/s
Boost Speed388 m/s
Shields186 MJ
Hull Mass400 t
Cargo Capacity74 t
Fuel Capacity16 t
Unladen Jump Range8.98 ly
Landing Pad SizeLarge
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
2x Medium Hardpoints
2x Large Hardpoints
Internals2x Size 2 Compartments
2x Size 3 Compartments
2x Size 4 Compartments
1x Size 6 Compartment
1x Size 7 Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range27.52 ly
Top Speed341 m/s
Top Boost445 m/s
Cargo Capacity248 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor12

The Imperial Clipper is the quintessential Imperial ship. It epitomises elegance of form while delivering speed and agility. Because of its balance of speed, luxury and strength it is used for transporting valuable items and personnel of importance across the Empire. With the navy ships these can come as standard, and not available for civilian, or export models.

— In-Game Description

The Imperial Clipper, built by Gutamaya, is one of the Empire's ships and thus are generally sold at Stations that are aligned with the Empire. To purchase the Imperial Clipper players must have earned the rank of Baron with the Imperial Navy.[nb 1]

This ship is quite popular with pirates, traders, and some combat pilots. It is a reasonable pirate ship due to the large cargo capacity and heavy armament. Traders may find this ship appealing due to its superb cargo capacity and defensive capability; while it is more expensive than the Lakon Type-7 it can easily defend itself against a pirate.

Pilots of any profession may appreciate its speed; with fully upgraded Thrusters, it is comparable to that of smaller ships such as the Cobra MkIII and the Imperial Eagle. Additionally, its pitch rotation and yaw speed are higher than most ships, making it feel like a very hefty, weighted-down Eagle with a boost speed that is higher than that of the Viper. Its only manoeuvering drawback, and likely the reason for its low overall agility rating, is its poor lateral thruster capability; the vertical-lateral thrusters are very weak compared to those of other ships. This weakness, combined with very weak shields for its size and wing-mounted hardpoints ill-suited for fixed weapons, limits the Imperial Clipper's efficiency as a PvP combat ship even if the shields are upgraded to maximum. The Imperial Clipper is also currently the fourth widest ship controllable by players, which may pose a challenge with docking.

Speed and manoeuvrability fall off more heavily when heavily loaded than other ships, bringing it back into more normal speeds and turn rates when hauling cargo.

Both the ships interior and exterior are luxurious in design, the engines sport a radically different sound than other ships, and the large cockpit canopy features an unobstructed view of space.

The weapon hardpoints are located as follows: One Class 3 large hardpoint on the top of each wingtip nacelle (total of two class 3 mounts), and One Class 2 medium hardpoint on the underside of each wing where the wing attaches to the main fuselage (total of two class 2 mounts). The wingtip mounts are very far from centerline and will have trouble converging their fields of fire unless used with gimbaled or turret mounted weapons. The underside mounts although closer together, also suffer the same field of fire convergence issues although to a lesser degree than the wingtip mounts. Due to this, fixed weapons generally are not easy to use with this ship.

The pilot's station is offset to the right of the centerline of the ship. The auxiliary station is even with the pilot's station and is offset to the left of the centerline of the ship.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Arugh Petlyakov Ring 24 Sep. 2017
HIP 8758 Firsoff Orbital June 26th, 2017
Caspatsuria Binney Dock February 21, 2017
Kou Mantes Espenak Port February 9, 2017 61,342Ls from Arrival Point
Osane Bell Vision 24 Sep. 2017 Near Aisling Duval base
Bediangu Gent Orbital February 8, 2017
HIP 20277 Fabian City December 17, 2015
Clido Pi Abbot Port Nov 08, 2015
Ju Shosi Davies Dock Oct 30, 2015
Gende Baliunas Hub Oct 30, 2015
LAUSANG Black Station 03.03.2016
Wuru Wendelin Terminal April 2017 10% discount
Erio Babakin Hub May 22, 2015
Beta-1 Tucanae Adams Orbital Feb 13, 2016
HIP 105408 Binney Horizons Jan 4, 2015
CD-54 9671 Somayaji Terminal Jan 7, 2015
CD-60 7742 Kopal Dock Feb 5, 2015
ETA-2 Hydri Bordage Orbital Jul 4, 2015
Sowiio Shaw Port Aug 6, 2015
Kadrusa Slipher Vision Feb 8, 2015
Kamadhenu Shajn Market jun 26, 2015 2017-04-19 Not Available
Chiut Andoyer City Feb 8, 2015
Manianscudo Miller Port Feb 8, 2015
Sak Manka Impey Vision Feb 8, 2015
LTT 9097 Fox Gateway Feb 9, 2015
Liu Di Sudworth Orbital Feb 10, 2015
Karadjari Dufay Vision Feb 10, 2015
HD 137388 Delsanti Vision Feb 11, 2015
Miphifa Happis Jun 30, 2015
Avalon Noctilux May 24, 2015
Biliri Fan City Aug 23, 2015
Lombi Xin Hub Feb 12, 2015
Afli Pu City Mar 15, 2015
Afli Quetelet Dock Feb 15, 2015
Wapiya Brothers Vision Apr 4, 2015
Har Pahary Leonard Station Feb 19, 2015
Wolf 1301 Saunders's Dive (independent station) Mar 12, 2015
Ngaiawang Dornier Terminal not buyable Mar 15, 2015
Nezhen Hand Dock Mar 8, 2015
Angurongo Dahm Port Mar 19, 2015
Yawa Dean Hub May 1, 2015
Ross 777 Bradley Dock Mar 24, 2015
Shonso Hill Tinsley Station Mar 31, 2015
Coelatuvean Robert Station Apr 8, 2015
Xuangu (closest to Lave) Schroter Terminal May 24, 2015
Mu-2 Octanis Chiang Orbital June 7, 2015
Pandemonium Hirayama Port June 9, 2015
Orang Bessel Gateway June 12, 2015
Dievat Bothezat City June 25, 2015
Punavatii Cayley Enterprise July 9, 2015
Maityan Maughmer Ring July 9, 2015
Zelano Mueller Station July 17, 2015 10% discount
Kamito Newcomb Hub July 17, 2015 (not here as of 8/12/15)
HIP 98621 FOX Dock July 19, 2015
Harm Gentil Hub (18,951,481 cr) June 7, 2017 15% discount
Nehet Xuesen Orbital October 18, 2015
Synteini Lagerkvist Gateway November 16, 2015
Aakushu Flagg Dock October 30, 2015
Guuguyni Shen Terminal December 17, 2015
Olokulu Matheson Terminal December 17, 2015 15% discount
Kuwemargl Baillaud Ring December 19, 2015
LHS 1832 Coney Gateway December 19, 2015
CD-86 4 Cummings Dock December 24, 2015
Urvane Lee Dock January 2, 2016
Wangal Rothfuss Orbital January 31,2016 10% discount
V374 Pegasi MacKellar Hub May 21, 2016

10% discount

Omnicron Gruis Shajn Port June 2, 2016
Nut Babcock Gateway June 12, 2016 (not here as of 4/29/17)
Naitis Ford Dock November 14, 2016
Gongalungul Andoyer Hub May 31, 2016
HR 706 Wright Terminal 18/11/2016 10% discount
Bhavas Sugano Orbital December 19th, 2016
Iado Boscovich Terminal January 21, 2017
HIP 11958 Maunder Terminal March 19, 2017
Gamma Apodis Vess Gateway March 30, 2017
Vashishtha Stone Dock April 19, 2017
HIP 5623 Stross Installation 26 Sep. 2017
Eotienses Parkinson Dock 02 Jan 2018 10% discount


Main article: Outfitting

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

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
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 5 5
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x64] E 6 7
Shield Generator E 6 6
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
Empty -- -- 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner

Notes Edit

  1. GalNet announced 14 Jul 3301 that all independent pilots with an active Imperial Navy rank could now purchase the Clipper.



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