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Krait MkII
Krait MKII flight 1 4K Use for infographic
Default version
ManufacturerFaulcon DeLacy
Dimensions73.3m x 72m x 13.5m
TypeCombat Multipurpose
Cost45,814,205 CR
Insurance2,290,710 CR
Top Speed245 m/s
Boost Speed337 m/s
Manoeuvrability3
Shields262 MJ
Armour396
Hull Mass320 t
Cargo Capacity82 t
Fuel Capacity32 t
Unladen Jump Range8.99 ly
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
2x Medium Hardpoints
3x Large Hardpoints
Internals1x Size 2 Compartment
2x Size 3 Compartments
1x Size 4 Compartment
2x Size 5 Compartments
2x Size 6 Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range30.79 ly
Top Speed274 m/s
Top Boost383 m/s
Cargo Capacity228 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor17

The Krait MkII is a reimagining of the Krait Lightspeeder, which was originally manufactured by Faulcon DeLacy in the 3100s. Although the new ship is larger than the original, it possesses many of the same characteristics, emphasizing speed, manoeuvrability and firepower over defensive capability. The ship also boasts a fighter bay and space for up to two crew members, making it a good option for those seeking a medium-weight, multipurpose vessel.

— In-Game Description

The Krait MkII is a ship manufactured by Faulcon DeLacy. The modern successor of the discontinued Krait MkI, the Krait MkII greatly expands upon the premise of the original, resulting in a larger, well-rounded ship intended to provide a more combat-focused alternative to Faulcon DeLacy's other mid-size multipurpose craft, the Python. Due to its inconspicuous design, the Krait MkII is also less likely to attract the attention of local authorities and has potential as a smuggling vessel.[1]

Overview Edit

The Krait MkII is a leaner, meaner alternative to the Python, featuring almost identical module and hardpoint specifications. The main differences are that the Krait is cheaper and has one less Class 6 internal compartment, lower armour, lower hull mass, three pilot seats for Multicrew instead of two, and the ability to carry a Class 5 or 6 Fighter Hangar for Ship-Launched Fighters. While the Python wins out in total cargo capacity and armour, the Krait's other characteristics make it a faster, more agile ship with a higher jump range potential and excellent combat utility for its price.

The Krait's three large hardpoints are mounted in a delta pattern on the vessel's dorsal surface, behind the cockpit. The two medium hardpoints are mounted on the underside of the front-most points of the hull, on either side of the cockpit and slightly forward.

The primary pilot's seat is located squarely along the centerline of the ship, but the cockpit itself extends from the hull and is slightly under-slung, affording a wide, unobstructed frontal view reminiscent of a Lakon Spaceways ship such as the Asp Explorer. The two secondary pilot seats flank the primary pilot seat to the left and right, and have separate canopies.

Purchase Locations Edit

System Station Date Seen Discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
109 Piscium Ising Dock Jun. 28, 2018 15% discount
Witchhaul Hornby Terminal Jun. 28, 2018 15% discount
Colonia Jaques Station Jul. 17, 2018
Phraces Potter Enterprise Jul. 13 2018
51 Arietis Dillon Hub Jun. 28, 2018
Narri Bobko City Jun. 28, 2018
Tarach Tor Tranquility Jun. 28, 2018
LP 726-6 Vesalius Gateway Jun. 29, 2018
Colonia Colonia Hub Jun. 30, 2018
Bestia Duffy Port Jun. 30, 2018
Wolf 896 Fraser Enterprise Jun. 30, 2018
HIP 4003 Ptack Hub Jul. 18, 2018
Gilgamesh Lopez de Haro Ring Jul. 1, 2018
LTT 7548 Boltzmann Gateway Jul. 1, 2018
Groombridge 1618 Gernsback Terminal Jul. 1, 2018
Groombridge 1618 Franklin Ring Jul. 1, 2018
Rohini Eudaemon Anchorage Aug. 14, 2018
Clayakarma Burnham Camp Jul. 10, 2018
Shaplintin Phillifent Vision Jul. 10, 2018
Gandharvi Caravanserai Jul. 10, 2018
Zaraluvul Plexico Ring Jul. 13, 2018
Aulin Aulin Enterprise Jul. 15, 2018
Phraces Potter Enterprise Jul. 13, 2018
Pleiades Sector DL-Y d65 Agricola's Ascent Jul. 26, 2018
Rasalhague Vasyutin Dock Aug. 5, 2018

OutfittingEdit

Main article: Outfitting

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

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
Empty -- -- 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys C 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 7 7
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 6 6
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 5 5
Environment Control Life Support E 4 4
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 7 7
Sensor Suite Sensors E 6 6
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x32] C 5 5
Internal Compartments Shield Generator E 6 6
Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 6
Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 5
Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Empty -- -- 4
BDS E 1 3
Empty -- -- 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner

Notes Edit

  • The Krait MkII was released with the Chapter Two (3.1) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond on June 28, 2018.[2] Purchasing it requires owning Elite Dangerous: Horizons.[3]
  • Elite Dangerous narrative lead Ian Dingwall describes the ship: "You might think of the Krait Mk II as analogous to modern updates of the real-world Mini Cooper or Volkswagen Beetle... It's a reimagining of a classic that connects conceptually and aesthetically with the ship from 1984's Elite, while offering enough innovation and quality to compete with contemporary rivals in Elite Dangerous. While the Mk II embodies the essence of the original, it's very much its own ship."[1]
  • Senior designer Barry Clark said the Krait MkII "currently occupies a unique place among our ship roster and is very popular among players... The idea of a low-profile ship for Commanders flying dubious cargo was really cool to us, too. The Krait is a great all-round ship with a strong hull, powerful engines – which look super-cool – and a great load-out. It's also less 'conspicuous', meaning it's less likely to get scanned by the police compared to other ships of that size and class. It has significant straight line speed and power, as well as enough firepower to match the Python thanks to three large and two medium hardpoints. It has a really nice punch against a variety of ship types and sizes."[1]

TriviaEdit

  • The Krait MKII was first teased in the first trailer for Beyond Chapter 2; only its engines were shown however and no other info was yet known.
    • Bizarrely, the Krait MKII is structured upside-down, with the underside being sloped and detailed and the top being flat and mechanical; the opposite of a standard ship design. This design structure is also somewhat present on the Anaconda.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 PCGamesN: Feast your eyes on the Krait Mk II in the latest Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter Two cinematic
  2. YouTube: Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Two cinematic trailer
  3. YouTube: Krait Expectations (46:51)