An out-of-production spacecraft produced by Faulcon DeLacy and one of its earliest designs. The Krait once led the field in small scale fighter craft - faster, more agile, and more heavily armed than most of its rivals, the design sold in the millions. Now the Krait is largely obsolete. It remains a heavily armed fighter for its size, but its sluggish speed and sub-standard manoeuvrability make it vulnerable to escort fighters and modern police ships. Kraits are still found in the poorer and more anarchic parts of the galaxy - most are a hodgepodge of old and new technology cobbled together. In combat, the Krait is often paired off against larger ships, such as the Cobra and Asp, who match the tiny ship in manoeuvrability, but who remain vulnerable to the Krait's impressive weaponry.
The Krait, also known as the Krait Lightspeeder, is a fighter ship known for its distinctive shape. By the time of Elite Dangerous, the Krait has not been in production for many years and is considered an antiquated design. Bill Turner kept a Krait among the collection of ships stored at his base on Alioth 4 A. A new model of Krait is planned for release in a future update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond.