|Size (W×H×L)||45 m×20 m×85 m|
|Cargo capacity||5 TC|
|Cargo bay extension||N/A|
|Maximum speed||0.4 LM|
|Manoeuvrability||Pitch: 1.1 |
|Energy recharge rate||
|Gun mounts||Fore: 3x|
|Shield boosters available||Yes|
|Military shields available||Yes|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||Yes|
|Base price||595,000 Cr|
After licensing the Asp Mark II from the Galactic Navy, Zorgon Petterson Group attempted to secure further lucrative naval contracts with building a combination of the Fer-de-Lance and the Asp Mark II.
The Fer d'Épeé (also know as the Ferdepai or Fer-de-Pai) abandoned the luxurious trimmings of the Fer-de-Lance and took many ideas from the Asp Mark II, such as the twin pilot configuration and the Voltaire Whiplash HZ Pulsedrive engine. To ensure compatibility with existing naval systems, several components were taken directly from the Asp. Additional new elements were added, including the capacity for fuel scoops for use on long inter-solar missions.
While not common knowledge, in fact 2 prototypes were build. The first one, Ferdepai, was soon replaced with the Fer-de-Pai. The second design used the hull of a FdL and offered 2 pylons (before 1) and, for this time exceptional, 3 front lasers instead of just 1.
Less than 2000 ships from both prototypes were produced with several squads participating in a large scale military field trial. Ultimately, ZPG lost out in tests to the superior, but more costly, Constrictor design produced in Reesdice.
One of each of the Fer d'Épeé prototypes are currently housed in the ZPG museum. The owners of the remaining prototypes are unknown. While few have flown one, those that have claim that both Fer d'Épeé have superior in-flight handling characteristics to either the Asp or the FdL.
|Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.|
|Misc. Equipment||Passenger Berth • Fuel Scoops • Escape Capsule • Advanced Space Compass • Docking Computers • Witch Fuel Injectors • Scanner Targeting Enhancement • Multi-Targeting System • Galactic Hyperdrive|
|Weaponry||Pulse Laser • Beam Laser • Military Laser • Energy Bomb|
|Defence||E.C.M. System • Extra Energy Unit • Naval Energy Unit • Shield Boosters • Military Shield Enhancement • External Heat Shielding|
- johnsmith (original concept)
- Deepspace (model and textures)
- CaptSolo (improved textures)
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- Version 0.50 / 2021-06-09:
- initial release
|0.50||2021-06-09||CC BY-NC-SA 4.0||Ship||Ships OXPs||Montana05||BB|