|Cargo capacity||5 TC|
|Cargo bay extension||Yes|
|Maximum speed||0.410 LM|
|Energy recharge rate||
|Gun mounts||Fore, Aft|
|Shield boosters available||Yes|
|Military shields available||Yes|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||Yes|
|Base price||500,000 ₢|
the Scimitar aka Bounty Hunters Special
With GalCop spread thin due to increasing piracy, efforts were made to recruit more civilian bounty hunters to help stem the tide. However, after a period of time and the loss of lives and their investment, it became obvious that the average bounty hunter was ill-equipped to stand up against combat hardened criminals commanding superior ships and weaponry. It was debated whether to suspend the program or invest even more time and money. With pressure from local authorities and promises of financial assistance, it was decided to expand the program. There were those opposed to the plan, in particular the part about constructing a new "Pirate Hunter" ship. They felt this was totally unnecessary and a waste of money, but they were in the minority.
That new ship, the Bounty Hunters Special, was drafted by ZPG and let out on bids. The primary requisite was speed, so it was designed to sport two banks of four engines. In theory, given the right installation, the ship should be able to cruise along at .4 LM if not faster. Thrust factor would be more than adequate for nimble maneuvering or closing pursuit. Naturally, with much of the crafts interior used to house the propulsion system, cargo space was limited. Since bounty hunters barely subsist on their trade, it was decided to free up room for an extra cargo bay by eliminating port and starboard laser mounts. The energy plant would be adequate for a ship of this size, about the same as a Cobra Mark III. It was deemed those who commanded her would live by their skill and wits, not by a supposed invincibility.
The winning bid was turned in by Xeceesian Shipyards, a company in dire financial straights. It was hoped winning this contract would right a sinking ship. Some board members and executives were not so optimistic and had already begun looking for new positions. Production began smoothly then stuttered as suppliers were not getting paid. Only 500 units had been delivered when the space doors were closed for good. Thereafter the craft was known as "the Scimitar", the sword that cut the throat of its maker. Production continues at various shipyards across the eight to this day, but quality varies considerably and the same can be said of their clientele.
Extra Energy Unit
Witchdrive Fuel Injectors
Scanner Targeting Enhancement
Fore & Aft Military Lasers
TL 10+ shipyards
Tested with Oolite 1.76. Should work with earlier versions. No Dependencies
After unzipping, move or copy the folder, "Scimitar.oxp" into your AddOns folder. Where that resides depends on your Oolite installation.
Main hull texture from Smivs
Artwork from Griff & Smivs
Custom shaders by Griff
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License version 3.0.
1.0 - January 2012