Hawksbill

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Hawksbill
Hawksbill.JPG
Size (W×H×L) 123m×26m×110m
Cargo capacity 0 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.20 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 1.00
Pitch: 0.70
Energy banks 7
Energy recharge rate

Medium (3.0)

Gun mounts Forward and aft
Missile slots 2
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player No
Base price N/A

Overview

Based on the planet Aqualina in the Aqualine system in Galaxy 3, the Aquarian Shipbuilding Corporation has become the predominant producer of ships in the area. Owing to the world's almost completely aquatic nature, the roots of the Corporation are in marine and sub-marine shipbuilding for the amphibious humanoid inhabitants of the planet.

Owing to the unusual nature of the world and the distinct lack of dry land, the evolution of construction has been more nature-based than industrial. The ships tend to have a more organic nature, often constructed using material such as coral and volcanic alloys.

When their ships spread out beyond the locality, this very distinctive construction quickly caught the attention of the ship-buying public. Belying their appearance, the range soon proved as tough and adaptable as their producers, leading to reliance and orders from both the civilian, miliary and Galcop sectors of the market.

Notable Features

The Hawkbill Fuel Tanker is a general workhorse tanker, transporting large payloads of witchspace fuel from planet to planet. They are commonly seen escorted by a wing of Shark fighters, as the fuel cargo makes a tempting target both for pirates and general terrorist attacks. The ship itself is quite slow moving and sluggish, but carries enough armament to hold its own whilst the more nimble Sharks assist.

Download

The Hawksbill is part of the Aquatics OXP, written by Thargoid.