|Size (W×H×L)||138 m×32 m×127 m|
|Cargo bay extension||N/A|
|Maximum speed||0.42 LM|
|Manoeuvrability||Pitch: 1.00 |
|Energy recharge rate||
|Gun mounts||Fore: 1x|
|Shield boosters available||Yes|
|Military shields available||Yes|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||Yes|
|Base price||425,000 Cr|
A strong and powerful heavy interceptor, based on the design of the first generation of the Asp Mark II Special. Substantially larger than the standard Asp Mark II, with a higher maximum speed, more energy banks and 2 pylons. It is purely a fighting ship, having no cargo capacity.
The Asp-X was licensed for civilian use and, although a rare sight, these ships could be encountered occasionally. They are favored by hunters and assassins and, inevitably, also by pirates and brigands.
Some 25 years ago, Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy decided to sponsor a design competition to stimulate development and to give shipyards a platform to showcase what they could do. Known as the 'X-ships Challenge', the brief was to design either a light, medium or heavy Interceptor. Zorgon Petterson Group used the blueprints of the first generation Asp Mark II Special to create the Asp-X and won in the category heavy Interceptor.
In the belief that a well-armed civilian population was the best defense against the Thargoids, HIMSN offered the plans to build these ships for general sale. GalCop was initially very concerned about this, having serious misgivings about military ships being made available on the civilian market, but as similar ships to these already existed they decided to agree to the release of the plans.
During the second major reorganization of the Galactic Navy it was decided to commission Asp-X once again. Using the latest technology, the Navy Asp-X was designed, a major upgrade with a very deadly ship as result.
|Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.|
|Misc. Equipment||Fuel Scoops • Escape Capsule • Docking Computers • Witch Fuel Injectors • Galactic Hyperdrive • Advanced Space Compass • Scanner Targeting Enhancement • Multi-Targeting System|
|Weaponry||Pulse Laser • Beam Laser • Military Laser • Mining Laser • Energy Bomb|
|Defence||E.C.M. System • Extra Energy Unit • Naval Energy Unit • Shield Boosters • Military Shield Enhancement|
A graphic card supporting shaders will enhance the quality although this is not essential.
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- Zorgon Petterson Group (manufacturer)
- Asp Mark II (The standard model, a fearsome fighting ship.)
- Asp Explorer (A scout ship with some cargo space. Originally produced by Zorgon Petterson Group this craft is today offered under license from SoloTek Industries.)
- Asp Mark II Special (2 generations had been build. The first was later used to design the Asp-X, the second is a smaller but still deadly Asp Mark II.)
- Navy Asp Mark II (An Asp specially designed for the Galactic Navy. While the first generation wasn't able to live up to the expectations, the second (based on the Asp Mark II Special) is still serving in several navies.)