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Fer de Pai 02.PNG
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
Roll: 2.8
Yaw: 1.2
Trust: 50
Energy banks 5
Energy recharge rate

Good (3.8)

Gun mounts Fore: 3x
Missile slots 2
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable 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 BerthFuel ScoopsEscape CapsuleAdvanced Space CompassDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic Hyperdrive • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{6}}} • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersMilitary Shield EnhancementExternal Heat Shielding • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}


The Fer-de-Pai is an improved remake of the Ferdepai OXP which, due to a missing license, can not be modified. The ship is using the model and modified textures from Deepspace and CaptSolo.


  • johnsmith (original concept)
  • Deepspace (model and textures)
  • CaptSolo (improved textures)




The Fer-de-Pai could be found on the Expansions Manager or alternatively here: Fer-de-Pai OXZ


This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

Version History

  • Version 0.50 / 2021-06-09:
initial release

Quick Facts

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