Awww yeessss! Eclipse unveiled!

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  1. Will C.

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    Don't know why i am concierge but i am. Whats loaner for this ship?
     
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    Bet it's a 'tali, which makes 3 for me
     
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    I bought it also.
     
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    I just have one question... just one...
    can we fit the eclipse into another ship?
     
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    We can fit it into ALL the other ships!

    And they'll never see it coming!
     
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    Dunno if I can do it. I can't justify the expense when I already own the Harbinger.

    I like the look of the ship, but the usability of the Warden series serves me better. Which is sad.

    Because I WANT!
     
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    Cool ship. I like this a lot more than the Hurricane.

    I'm not gonna buy one because it doesn't fit my wants from the game, but I totally understand why you would. The price is high if it cannot GTFO if things go south because it doesn't look like it has any weapons other than big ol' bombs. However, if those torpedos can take out a larger class ship in one go, then hells ya.
     
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    Nabbed one with a 200-300 serial, needless to say, i was a little excited for this one. plus i was expecting $275 so thats nice.
     
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    The only reason why aircraft have folding wings in real life is to be carrier based. The design suggests that's the intention, but the image is only concept and everything can change.
     
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    I look forward to using this incorrectly.
     
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    /waves hand... Now press that gift button and give it to meeee
     
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    I have no use for a bomber but I will buy it anyway with store credits :slight_smile:
     
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    If you can strip the missiles and fit cargo instead then wow, what a smuggler.

    The Beer must get through.
     
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    Awww yisssssss, more combat ships!
     
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    Not a 'tali. Got in the game and l find I am now the proud caretaker of another Xian Scout
     
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    I thought their latest classification of torps put gladiator, harbinger with S2 - S3 torps Retaliator S5 and Polaris S10
     
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    Fighters generally carry S1 and S2. Some rare fighters like the Harbinger, and Sentinel carry S3. The Gladiator carries S5, so we can guess it will be able to carry S3 instead. The Tally says S3, but if you recall the walk throughs, looks like they are S10. The Polaris is a much bigger ship and carries both 2 S3 launchers and 4 S10 launchers, all with much larger magazines than you find on fighters.

    I think there will be some question of whether the Harbinger can carry S5s until they fix the ships page, which is WAY overdue, but that was the original intention--for the Harbinger to be caps ship strike capable, which would imply Torps rather than just missiles.

    As a general rule with important exceptions, trade ships not intended for combat do not carry missiles or Torps. The Freelancer, Connie and BMM are notable exceptions. There are no pylon mounts on the Carrack, Hull series, StarG, Reclaimer, Cat, Crucible, Prospector, etc. By contrast almost all combat ships have pylons. I think the Prowler may be the only combat ship without them.
     
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    Ok, going to put my guess on what this ship will have, it's size, and armament

    It LOOKS like it has a 16-20m beam with the wings folded. I would guess 26-30m if the wings fold down.
    Based on the patch...16-20m in length.

    Now, the Gladiator has 4 s5 torpedos, 8 S2 missiles, 2 S2 guns on the turret, and 2 s3 gun hardpoints on the wings. It costs a lot less than the Eclipse....

    Due to "stealth", I would guess....2-4 S5 or higher Torpedos, I am guessing 2 because I don't see a huge bomb/torpedo bay like the Gladiator has
    I see what MIGHT be 2 or 4 S1 gun ports on the wing, but there might not be any other weapons.
    I see between 2-4 engines...let's call it 2 S2 or 4 S1 engines

    I see room for 1 pilot, there MIGHT be room for 2, but I doubt it.

    Honestly, I think a bunch of people might have bought a pig in a poke, but I hope not. Unless this thing is faster than a Gladius, more nimble than a 85X, and has shields up the wazoo, this level of equipment seems REALLY small for a ship this expensive. Stealth does not cover it....

    Of course, if my estimate of the size is WAY off...if this is 50m wide and 40m long, then this becomes a much bigger ship than I thought and will support much larger payloads. Not as much as a Retaliator, but it will probably be more effective.

    Here is hoping I am wrong and this is bigger than I thought...
     
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    I suspect it will be a Gladiator, but I can not confirm.
     
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    @Shadow Reaper The Retaliator has 6x S9 torpedos now. The Gladiator has 4x S5 torpedos
     
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