Fer de Lance SS

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Fer-de-Lance SS
Fer de Lance SS.PNG
Size (W×H×L) 45m×15m×73m
Cargo capacity 12 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.35 LM
Manoeuvrability Pitch: 1.0
Roll: 3.6
Yaw: 1.0
Thrust: 36
Energy banks 4
Energy recharge rate

Excellent (4.5)

Gun mounts Fore: 1x
Rear: 1x
Missile slots 2
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 450,000 Cr


The Fer-de-Lance Spaceship, SS for short, is a variant of the Fer-de-Lance which is based on the designs of Simon B and produced under license from SoloTek Industries. While slightly faster, it offers only 2 mounts (fore and rear). On the plus, the basic price is 35,000 Cr less.

The figher-like design of the hull attracted some rich adventurous commanders who didn't want to miss the well known luxury while hunting. The ship is nowadays mainly found with hunters and assassins.


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 (2x)Fuel 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 LaserMining LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{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}}}


Some words from the author:

I've always been a fan of Simon Bridge's modeling and texturing skills. My aim with this OXP was to add some visual flash by rendering the ships with new shaders and textures. Well, the shaders aren't exactly new. I used Oolite's built in vertex shader and Keeper's fragment shader. Another goal was to bring these ships up to speed for Oolite 1.80, which offers new AI's and ship roles.

New Textures:
I left Simon's diffuse textures untouched, but I tweaked the models in Wings3D to give each ship a streamlined appearance rather than all hard edges. Then I used the diffuse texture as source and created from them the following:

  • Specular Map in the alpha channel of the diffuse texture.
  • Effects Map for glowing effects.
  • Normal Map with a random paint color texture in the alpha channel.


  • Simon Bridge aka Simon B (models and diffuse textures)
  • CaptSolo (various improvements and author of this ship)


Minimum requirement is Oolite 1.80.


This ship is part of the Simon B's Ships OXP.


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