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Taipan Fighter
Small fighter 01
Default version
ManufacturerLakon Spaceways
TypeTiny Fighter
Top Speed263 to 273 m/s
Boost Speed544 to 564 m/s
Manoeuvrability40 to 41 deg/s pitch
Shields30 MJ
Armour45
Cargo Capacity0 t
Unladen Jump Range0 ly
Landing Pad SizeFighter Hangar
Hardpoints1x Utility Mount
2x Small Hardpoints

The Taipan Fighter is Lakon Spaceways' response to the success of Core DynamicsF63 Condor and the Imperial Fighter designed by Gutamaya for the Imperial Navy. The export restrictions on those models has left a wide gap in the market that Lakon intends to exploit with the Taipan.

Of the three fighters, the Taipan is not as fast as the Condor nor as maneuverable as the Imperial, but it does have the most armour and shields.

The Taipan Fighter is a Ship-Launched Fighter included in the Elite Dangerous: Horizons 2.2 "The Guardians" update[1] that can be deployed from a Fighter Hangar module.

The Taipan Fighter can be purchased in Alliance and Independent systems only, but can be restocked in any system.

The rear wings of the Tiapan have their in-flight position (the non-docking configuration) animated based on the heat level of the fighter. As the ship's heat level increases, the rear wings will decrease the amount they are swept back in a V shape and will become closer to a straight wing shape.


VariantsEdit

The Taipan is available in 5 variants, which differ only in weapons and utility modules, and slightly in the top and boost speed. 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 lasers Point Defence Turret 44 273 [564] 41 / 91 / 18 15,270
Rogue F 2x fixed plasma repeaters Chaff Launcher 36 263 [544] 40 / 88 / 18 15,270
Gelid G 2x gimballed beam lasers Heat Sink Launcher 25 263 [544] 40 / 88 / 18 15,270
Rogue G 2x gimballed pulse lasers Chaff Launcher 12 263 [544] 40 / 88 / 18 15,270
Gelid F 2x fixed beam laser Heat Sink Launcher 45 263 [544] 40 / 88 / 18 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.[2]

TriviaEdit

  • Concept art of the Taipan refers to it as the "Independent Fighter".

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Elite Dangerous patch 2.2 - aliens, space stations & more | Gamescom 2016, 2016-08-17
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/58q7cv/everything_you_need_to_know_about_ship_launched/

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