|Dimensions||49.7L - 40.3W - 14.9H|
|Top Speed||202 m/s|
|Boost Speed||303 m/s|
|Hull Mass||180 t|
|Cargo Capacity||38 t|
|Fuel Capacity||16 t|
|Unladen Jump Range||10.94 ly|
|Landing Pad Size||Medium|
|Hardpoints||3x Utility Mounts|
2x Small Hardpoints
2x Medium Hardpoints
|Internals||2x Size 2 Compartments|
1x Size 3 Compartment
1x Size 4 Compartment
2x Size 5 Compartments
|Jump Range||27.19 ly|
|Top Speed||231 m/s|
|Top Boost||344 m/s|
|Cargo Capacity||96 t|
|Mass lock factor||8|
The Keelback is a freighter ship with enhanced combat capabilities based on a Type-6 Transporter chassis. It debuted in the 1.5 "Ships" update on December 2015. It was first mentioned in a list from the Answers from the Devs where it said it is an upcoming ship.
This is Lakon Spaceways' new combat trader-class vessel, designed for hostile-environment deliveries and light support duties. It is based on the Type-6 frame but with extra weapon hardpoints. It has a reduced cargo capacity to support a higher class of powerplant, and can even accommodate a fighter bay. Its durability is improved by better defence capabilities for armour and shields. Its similar silhouette to the Type 6 makes it a suitable vessel for commerce raiding or convoy protection.
— In-game description
As this had never been heard of, people speculated that it was an alternative name to the Panther Clipper. However, on a stream David Braben revealed that it is a ship similar to the Lakon Type-6 Transporter, but with better weapon hardpoints. It also has a better power plant at the cost of fewer internal compartments.
The ship has firepower similar to most of small combat ships, boasting two small and two medium hardpoints. Two medium hardpoints are located on top of the ship, very close to the cockpit, and two small hardpoints are located on the bottom of the ship a bit further back than the medium hardpoints. One of three utility mounts is located on the nose of the ship directly above the frontal landing gear piece, and two more on top and at the back.
This ship is capable of mounting a fighter hangar.
It also has rotating engine pods on each side that seem to help with manoeuvering.
It can usually be purchased at Large population (5m +) and greater systems.
|Shinrarta Dezhra||Jameson Memorial||Always available||10% Discount, Founders Permit needed|
|Brestla||i Sola Prospect||Always available||20% surcharge|
|San Tu||Chomsky Terminal||3/5/18|
|Kolyawa||Remec Gateway||02/28/2018||15% discount|
|Ross 129||Yang Hub||12/12/2017|
|Phra Mool||Darlton Orbital||17/12/2015|
|Korovii System||Moore Gateway||17/12/2015|
|LP 128-9||Fisher Port||18/02/2014|
|HIP 16607||Thome Gateway||19/12/2015|
|LP 336-4||Bolotov City||21/12/2015|
|Byel Taca||Melroy Horizons||22/12/2015|
|61 Virginis||Furukawa Port||24/12/2015|
|Jen Elabog||Sarich Port||24/12/2015|
|Iota Persei||Walker City||25/12/2015|
|CPD-28 332||Hopkins Station||30/12/2015|
|109 Piscium||Ising Dock||16/01/2016||15% Discount|
|34 Pegasi||Henderson Dock||04/23/2016|
|Basuki An||Jacobi Hub||24/02/2018||15% 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 Keelback.
|Category||Default System||Default Rating||Default Class||Max Class|
|Small Hardpoint||Pulse Laser||F||1||1|
|Reactor Bay||Power Plant||E||4||4|
|Frame Shift Drive Housing||Frame Shift Drive||E||4||4|
|Environment Control||Life Support||E||1||1|
|Power Coupling||Power Distributor||E||3||3|
|Fuel Store||Fuel Tank [16x]||C||4||4|
|Internal Compartments||Cargo Rack [16x]||E||4||5|
|Cargo Rack [16x]||E||4||5|
|Cargo Rack [4x]||E||2||4|
|Cargo Rack [2x]||E||1||2|
- [x#] = Capacity
- BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner
- ↑ Answers from the Devs 15/10/15
- ↑ Elite Dangerous - On the Horizon Episode 4 - Q&A with David Braben 6PM GMT - 04/11/2015
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