Awww yeessss! Eclipse unveiled!

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    I like it because its a combat non dogfighting vessel. You basically have to sneak past the enemy sensors, destroy the target like a ninja and get out without anyone realizing what just happened. That sounds like fun.[​IMG]
     
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    Guess I'll have another look tomorrow night then :P

    All I do know is, goodbye redeemer..
     
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    :disappointed:*sigh* Hasta la vista, 500 year old Retaliator!
     
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    I REALLY want! But don't want to spend cash...will probably spend cash.
     
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    That's almost verbatim from my brain.
     
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    ECLIPSE – NEWLY DECLASSIFIED: the Aegis Eclipse is a bomber designed to get in and strike before it’s ever even spotted. After extensive service with the UEE, this high-tech military equipment is making its debut on the civilian market for 2947.
     
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    The email said not to talk about tjis with non citizens.... everyone here is a citizen.... Don't tell the Banu about the sale!
     
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    So join us when we loan them off The Outsiders on Leir. I keep telling people, the last thing to spend money on in the 'Verse is the ships. Save your money for NPCs, insurance and such. You can't "liberate" NPCs.
     
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    I'm waffling. Hard. I don't want to drop 250 US (my wife would kill me!). But this ship looks freaking sweet.

    Gaaaaaaaaa.

    But I already own a Harbinger.

    Oh my life.
     
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    The Harbinger will be flyable in a season. This won't be flyable for a couple years. Makes it an easy choice. Also keep in mind this is a carrier-based attack ship. The Vanguard will all have much greater range and probably speed too. Better to fly the Warden, Harbinger, Hoplite and Sentinel and then graduate to the Eclipse and Prowler once we know how stealth works.

    This thing is like the Tally--intended for hitting big ships. Unless they decide to offer multiple versions, I would not expect it to be especially useful compared to the Vanguard series. Could be great with the Prowler though. They made the latter with no missiles for a reason--forcing players to use multiple ships for boarding actions.
     
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    Managed to smuggle out the hangar jpg for you guys
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    Many lives were lost to deliver you this jpg
     
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    Soooo it's a Stealth Gladiator?

    That's pretty cool. I wonder if this is going to invalidate the Gladiator like the Sabre did the Gladius.

    I mean you could go "well they carry a similar payload but the Gladiator has better defenses", but the best defense for a ship that doesn't want to be engaged by fighters is not to be seen.
     
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    The eclipse? REVEALED!!!! YES ITS HAPPENING ITS FINALLY HAPPENING!!!!
     
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    I think so. Might carry a little more ordinance than the Gladiator. Think of the B2 Spirit: much smaller than the B52, but large enough for the largest sort of bomb you have, which is much larger than what will fit on a fighter/bomber like the F-18.

    I would not be surprised if this fits a couple S10 Torps, though my guess is 4 S5s. The Gladiator fits S5s. So far as I am aware, the designations run S1, S2 and S3 for missiles, and S5 and S10 for torpedoes. Main differences are the Torps can't reasonably hit smallish craft, and the larger the missile, the slower it is, harder it is to fool with countermeasures and the greater the range and payload. Finding something stealthy to swap back and forth between S3s and S5s would be cool.

    Certainly they modeled it on the B2. Look at it. It's all beautious and like that. I wanna know what guns it has! My guess is this will be disappointing, but if it mounted 4 S4 guns, I would be in hog heaven. It is big enough!
     
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