Python 02
Default version
ManufacturerFaulcon DeLacy
Dimensions87.9L - 58.1W - 18.0H
Cost56,978,180 CR
Insurance2,848,909 CR
Top Speed234 m/s
Boost Speed305 m/s
Shields294 MJ
Hull Mass350 t
Cargo Capacity82 t
Fuel Capacity32 t
Unladen Jump Range8.23 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
3x Size 6 Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range30.45 ly
Top Speed267 m/s
Top Boost348 m/s
Cargo Capacity292 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor17

Another classic design that has survived the centuries. The first vessel was constructed in 2700 by Whatt and Pritney Ship Constructions. With the demise of the company, and after various mergers and takeovers, the ship design is now owned by Faulcon deLacy. The ship remains the slow and sturdy craft it was originally famous for and some smaller navies still use this class as patrol cruisers (although tiny compared to the Imperial Interdictors and Federal Battlecruisers).

— In-Game Description

The Python is a heavily armed and well-protected craft, being quite manoeuverable (considering its hulking size) and potentially useful in a variety of roles.

It is considered by some to be the most effective balance between firepower, manoeuvrability, and protection currently available. In addition to being capable of holding its own against the larger Anaconda in a toe-to-toe frontal battle through its substantial protection and firepower, the Python is generally agile enough to comfortably deal with smaller fighter classes without having to rely on turret mounts.

The Python can also serve as a heavily armed freighter in that it can carry 284 T of cargo with a class 3 shield module fitted, or 292 T with no shield fitted. Additionally, the Python can dock at Outposts since it utilizes medium sized landing pads. However, the downside to trading with a Python is its short jump range when fully loaded.

The weapon hard points are located as follows: two large hardpoints located either side of the ships spine around the midship, and two medium points located slightly behind the cockpit. The final large hardpoint is located on the underside of the nose section. The nose mounted hardpoint has good vertical field of fire when gimballed or turreted (considering its location) which gives the Python a good field of fire where all weapon hardpoints can track and hit a target (when gimballed or turreted).

The pilot's station is offset to the left of centerline and is parallel to the auxiliary station which is offset to the right.

The Python has an available 16 piece cosmetic ship kit that can be purchased from the Frontier store which allows you to "remodel your ship in your personal style". The ship kit does not affect gameplay.

Purchase Locations Edit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
LHS 28 Flade Enterprise February 26, 2018 15% discount
Ikenga Lorenz Station February 26, 2018 15% discount
Artume Sanctuary February 26, 2018 15% discount
Upsilon Aquarii Allen Hub February 26, 2018
Lacaille 9352 Gupta City February 26, 2018
Chi Orionis Carey Terminal February 26, 2018
Svara Griffin Dock February 26, 2018


Main article: Outfitting

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

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 I 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 Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 6
Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 6
Shield Generator E 6 6
Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Empty -- -- 5
Empty -- -- 4
BDS E 1 3
Empty -- -- 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner