|Size (W×H×L)||? x ? x ?|
|Cargo capacity||100 TC|
|Cargo bay extension|
|Maximum speed||0.29 LM|
|Manoeuvrability|| Roll: 0.80|
|Energy recharge rate|
|Gun mounts||Fore, Turret|
|Shield boosters available||Yes|
|Military shields available||Yes|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||No|
The Bellatrix is a heavy cruiser designed to act as a command and control vessel, spearheading battle fleets in large-scale assault operations. Its flying wing design maximises the ship's internal stores capacity while at the same time minimising its front cross-section, making the Bellatrix a difficult target for enemy defences. The main armament is a slow-repeating heavy disruptor laser capable of destroying planetary targets from positions within the upper atmosphere; in space the weapon is used against stations and enemy cruisers. The upper-rear fuselage is fitted with a turret mounted plasma cannon, which can by used to break up enemy formations and act as a last line of defence against incoming missiles.
A typical Bellatrix battle group consists of the cruiser itself, two Rigel bombers and an advanced fighter sweep of four Saiph interceptors. Such groups are currently in service with a number of high-tech Corporate States, where they are used by the security forces to patrol the outer reaches of GalCop-controlled space.
The Bellatrix is available as part of the Saleza Aeronautics OXP.