Serpent Class Cruiser

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Serpent Class Cruiser
Serpent Class Cruiser 2.png
Size (W×H×L) 76.5m×63m×180m
Cargo capacity 185 TC
Cargo bay extension 15 TC
Maximum speed 0.290 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.1
Pitch: 1.2
Energy banks 8
Energy recharge rate

Good (4.0)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft, Starboard and Port
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 475,000 Cr

Description

The Serpent Class Cruiser produced by The GalTech Industries Corporation is GalTech's attempt to capture a market share of the sales of Python Class Cruisers produced at Inera and the newer Boa Class 2 Cruisers.

In many ways the Serpent Class Cruiser closely compares with the Boa 2. Though slightly slower and generally considered not quite as manoeuvrable, what the designers have focused on is a new Quadflux reactor and shielding system. This system produces powerful shields and a superior energy recharge compared to that of the Boa 2.

The main selling point however is the modern design of the internal ship architecture. This is aimed specifically to ensure full compatibility with ship upgrades on the market including the option to fit fuel injectors, shield boosters and military shields whilst providing for a substantial cargo hold.

This balance of cargo space, speed, manoeuvrability and upgrade potential combined with its ability to withstand a sustained attack make the Serpent Class Cruiser an excellent choice for the discerning pilot and trader. Once equipped with the myriad of available upgrades the Serpent Class Cruiser, in the hands of a competent pilot, is easily a match for most aggressors.

Standard Equipment

Forward Beam Laser, fuel scoops, escape pod and 2 missiles.

Ship Variants

The ship is available as both a player and NPC ship. Pirate versions are equipped with forward and aft beam lasers, 3 missiles and have a 95% chance of also having an ECM system installed. Other NPC ships are equipped with forward and aft beam lasers, 2 missiles and have an 85% chance of also having an ECM system installed.

Minimum Requirements

The OXP was designed to work on Oolite 1.76 but should also be compatible with future versions. No additional OXPs are required to be installed in order for this OXP to run.

Installation

Unzip the file, and then move the folder "Serpent_Class_Cruiser_V1.00.oxp" to the AddOns directory of your Oolite installation. Then start the game up and the ships should be added.

History

  • 26/08/12 - Version 0.92 – Pre-release test version.
  • 09/09/12 - Version 1.00 - Release version.
  • 30/10/13 - Version 1.01 - Position of rear laser corrected and exhausts added. Config files also converted to Openstep.
  • 31/10/13 - Version 1.02 - Price corrected to £475,000Cr
  • 14/11/13 - Version 1.03 - OXP specific descriptions added.

Play Testers

Rese249er.

Download

Serpent Class Cruiser V1.03

Further Info

Serpent Class Cruiser on the BB