Deep Recon Scout Ship?

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So I was watching a vid on leaks about the 400i, and came upon what appears legitimate intel. I'm not going to copy the vid here just because it was a leak, but very quickly, that source seemed credible and said the 400i will be equipped with:

3S2 reactors
3S2 Coolers (Stealth A Nightfall)
1S2 Q Drive
2Medium fuel tanks and scoops
1S3 shield.
2 twin S3 remote turrets (dorsal and ventral)
2S4 gimbaled pilot guns.
All guns are laser repeaters.

If Origin stays with its hallmark as a fast ship builder, this could make an excellent stealth recon scout. Without the large shield running, odds are excellent two of the three reactors can be shut down and with three stealth coolers, this could be as quiet or quieter than the Lancers--the current quietest medium ship. The fact this source specifically called out it comes with 3 Stealth A coolers is the biggest tip-off that it is meant to be run with the shield down and 1-2 reactors off. Could be they're appealing to the same smuggling clientele as the 315P?

No word on the size radar but S2 is to be expected. No word on missiles, but expect them to be light. Built for 3 crew. Streamlined with a nice airframe, so built to handle nicely in atmosphere. Cargo, main and garage elevators (yes, three separate elevators), docking collar, Talisker in the wet bar. What else do you need?

I can picture using a ship like this to place stealth security buoys and plot future minefields, exploration, smuggling, even decent bounty hunting.
 
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Glad to hear the 400i rumor mill continues.

The 'straight to flyable' rumor dates back at least to Alpha 3.12. So if it was a 'good' rumor then, it seems reasonable now too. I have not heard more on this recently though.

Seems to me that Citizencon needs to offer up some things - like the 400i - that refresh conversation topics on community sites and boards a bit so things aren't getting stale.

The new healing and gear drop mechanics are likely topic for that. Ships are always great for that too.
 
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Glad to hear the 400i rumor mill continues.

The 'straight to flyable' rumor dates back at least to Alpha 3.12. So if it was a 'good' rumor then, it seems reasonable now too. I have not heard more on this recently though.

Seems to me that Citizencon needs to offer up some things - like the 400i - that refresh conversation topics on community sites and boards a bit so things aren't getting stale.

The new healing and gear drop mechanics are likely topic for that. Ships are always great for that too.
With the new healing mechanics coming, I'd like to see CIG give an update on the status of the Apollo ships. I also wonder if they'll be a dedicated medical capital ship with maybe double the capacity of med functions of the Endeavour. Something on par with the low to medium grade hospitals, but not as advanced as the hospitals in the major locations.
 
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