Ace Ships

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History

The Ace Shipbuilding company, operating out of Teesdi in Galaxy 1, opened its doors for business in the year 3080. It had a promising beginning, filled with the exuberance of youth, innovative ship designs and plenty of PR. They also made it a company policy to include a lot of otherwise optional equipment as standard in all their models, which certainly won them a few friends. But financial troubles soon began to plague the company. Technical difficulties with the Cruzer's externally mounted engine nacelles, and an inability to deliver on promised specifications led to a lot of time spent in court rooms. After a number of troubled years many of the lead designers left the company to move on to other things, leaving the fledging company with just the three production models: the Cruzer, the Hornet and the Night Adder. They have continued to sell these, in almost original form, for a number of years, with the Night Adder in particular keeping profits up.


Cruzer
Ace-Cruzer.png
Size (W×H×L) 124m×48m×149m
Cargo capacity 200 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.28 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 1.2
Pitch: 0.6
Energy banks 6
Energy recharge rate

Good (4.0)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Missile slots 5
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 320000 Cr


Cruzer

Billed as an alternative to the Boa, the Cruzer slots in slightly above that in terms of bulk haulage. In its first production release the Cruzer was woefully underpowered, managing only 0.15 LM, and the poor handling statistics helped earn some rather undesirable nick-names. The externally mounted engine nacelles were a particular problem, and it took engineers some months to work out the kinks before some of the real performance of the vessel could be seen, which later models benefitted from. But during the first few years of production the Cruzer never managed to shed itself of the bad PR it first received and sales stalled. However, as the PR disasters moved into history, the company was able to continue to sell the Cruzer to a good number of clients who appreciated its accomodating cargo bay.

Ace-Cruzer-Inflight.png

Upgrades

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Advanced Space CompassDocking ComputersEscape CapsuleWitch Fuel InjectorsFuel ScoopsGalactic HyperdriveMulti-Targeting SystemPassenger BerthScanner Targeting Enhancement • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMining LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersExternal Heat Shielding • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}


Hornet
Ace-Hornet.png
Size (W×H×L) 162m×22m×131m
Cargo capacity 8 TC
Cargo bay extension 4 TC
Maximum speed 0.32 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.0
Pitch: 1.0
Energy banks 5
Energy recharge rate

Medium (3.0)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 220000 Cr


Hornet

The Hornet was originally billed as a Cobra Mark III killer, but it soon became clear the design was never going to replace Cowell & MgRath's massively popular all-rounder. The PR release for the Hornet gave its cargo capacity as equivalent to a standard Cobra Mk III, but the production team was never able to reach that mark, ending up falling some 8 tons short. While it couldn't match the venerable Cobra in specifcations, it certainly had the looks, with its insect-like appearance giving rise to a lot of alternate names. Good looks didn't attact a lot of buyers, however, and sales stalled. In recent years sales have picked up, although it is speculated this is largely from customers of questionable integrity.

Ace-Hornet-Inflight.png

Upgrades

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Advanced Space CompassDocking ComputersEscape CapsuleWitch Fuel InjectorsFuel ScoopsGalactic HyperdriveMulti-Targeting SystemPassenger BerthScanner Targeting Enhancement • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMining LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersExternal Heat Shielding • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}


Night Adder
Ace-NightAdder.png
Size (W×H×L) 28m×8m×27m
Cargo capacity 0 TC
Cargo bay extension 2 TC
Maximum speed 0.36 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.2
Pitch: 1.3
Energy banks 3
Energy recharge rate

Medium (3.0)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Missile slots 2
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 120000 Cr


Night Adder

With a name that references Outworld Workshops's classic, but rather boring, design, many a pundit has had to do a double-take when looking at the stylish Night Adder. The swept-back wings, and fighter-jet design bears no resemblance to the original. Highly maneuverable and fast, boy-racers loved the ship, as did many corporate clients wanting to add some style to their escort craft. When it was released it was seen as the new hope of rescuing the company from the oblivion it was facing, and in many ways the ship did enable the company to stay afloat even when all the lead designers left the company. But it was the last ship to be designed by the company, a testament to the design ability of the team that put it together.

Ace-NightAdder-Inflight.png

Upgrades

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Advanced Space CompassDocking ComputersEscape CapsuleWitch Fuel InjectorsFuel ScoopsGalactic HyperdriveMulti-Targeting SystemPassenger BerthScanner Targeting Enhancement • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMining LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersExternal Heat Shielding • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}


Licence

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

With thanks to Staer9 for help with the shaders.

Installation

Place the OXZ files into your 'AddOns' folder and when you start the game, hold down 'Shift' until you see the spinning Cobra.
Alternatively, you can download the expansions using the expansion pack manager in the game itself.

Download

Download Cruzer v0.9.5 Ace_Cruzer.oxz (downloaded 1612 times).
Download Hornet v0.9.3 Ace_Hornet.oxz (downloaded 1619 times).
Download Night Adder v0.9.2 Ace_NightAdder.oxz (downloaded 1446 times).

Discussion

The original BB discussion threads for each ship, which has the download links for the previous versions are here:
Cruzer
Hornet
Night Adder

But for these updated releases, please send all feedback to this new thread:Ace Ships

Version History

Cruzer

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
0.9.5 2015-07-16 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Ships Ships OXPs Ace\56 Oolite BB

Hornet

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
0.9.3 2015-07-16 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Ships Ships OXPs Ace\56 Oolite BB

Night Adder

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
0.9.5 2015-07-16 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Ships Ships OXPs Ace\56 Oolite BB
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