|Dimensions||6.5L - 14.9W - 2.2H m|
|Top Speed||312 m/s|
|Boost Speed||540 m/s|
|Manoeuvrability||78 deg/s pitch|
|Cargo Capacity||0 t|
|Unladen Jump Range||0 ly|
|Landing Pad Size||Fighter Hangar|
|Hardpoints||1x Utility Mount|
2x Small Hardpoints
In September, Gutamaya Shipyards released a new version of the enduringly popular Eagle. This month, the company has announced the launch of a new fighter designed specifically for the CQC Championship – the Imperial Fighter. Gutamaya has said that the small, manoeuvrable vessel will be ideally suited to close-quarters dogfights, and more than capable of going toe-to-toe with other CQC fighters.
— Galnet News, 06 DEC 3301
The Imperial Fighter, also known as the Gu-97 Fighter, is the standard Empire fighter. It is as noted for its high manoeuvrability and firepower as it is for its low shielding and range. It is typically launched as support craft for an imperial cruiser, and is useless on its own if outflanked or outnumbered. It is most commonly seen in conflict zones which include an imperial faction, or patrolling space stations in imperial territory.
The Imperial Fighter is currently accessible in Close Quarters Combat and with the release of Elite Dangerous: Horizons 2.2 "The Guardians" update, the Imperial Fighter is a Ship-Launched Fighter that can be deployed from a Fighter Hangar module.
The Imperial Fighter can be purchased in Empire systems only, but can be restocked in any system.
The Imperial Fighter is available in 5 variants, which differ only in weapons and utility slot. F-variants have fixed weapons and G-variants have gimballed weapons.
|Variant||Weapons||Utility||Damage Per Second||Speed [Boost] (m/s)||Pitch / Roll / Yaw Rate (deg/s)||Cost (CR)|
|Aegis F||2x fixed pulse laser||Point Defence Turret||44||312 ||78 / 144 / 36||15,270|
|Rogue F||2x fixed plasma repeater||Chaff Launcher||36||312 ||78 / 144 / 36||15,270|
|Gelid G||2x gimballed beam laser||Heat Sink Launcher||25||312 ||78 / 144 / 36||15,270|
|Rogue G||2x gimballed pulse laser||Chaff Launcher||12||312 ||78 / 144 / 36||15,270|
|Gelid F||2x fixed beam laser||Heat Sink Launcher||45||312 ||78 / 144 / 36||15,270|
* This is the cost to initially outfit a Fighter Hangar bay for that fighter type/variant, or to change it to a different fighter type/variant. The cost to restock destroyed fighters is 1,030 CR each.
- The Imperial Fighter is not only the most maneuverable of the three Ship-Launched Fighters, it is the most maneuverable ship in the game.
- ↑ https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/56617a8b9657bafb2210d8c3
- ↑ https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/58q7cv/everything_you_need_to_know_about_ship_launched/
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