Ionics Whitetail

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Ionics Whitetail
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Size (W×H×L) 36m×8m×56m
Cargo capacity 5 TC
Cargo bay extension
Maximum speed 0.38 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 1.85
Pitch: 1.85
Energy banks N/A
Energy recharge rate
Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Missile slots
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 115,000 Cr


First produced in 3081, the Ionics Whitetail is a fast, lightweight assault vessel. Its release coincided with the withdrawal of the Huntsman from the market due to poor sales, but in stark contrast, the Whitetail quickly became the best-selling vessel in the galaxy. Its manoeuvrability and generous (for its size) cargo capacity made it extremely popular amongst pirates and bounty hunters alike. Ionics' critics claim that it was designed specifically for this market and Ionics have been conspicuously silent on the issue.

Notable Features

The ship has a 5 ton cargo capacity and can be fitted with military shields and shield boosters, its high speed and 4 metre profile make it an extremely difficult target to hit. These features combined with its low price tag make the ship very attractive to pirates and bounty hunters.

Military Service

In 3101, 2 months after the Zarian government was re-elected, Ionics were forced to withdraw the Whitetail from the open market and supply ships to the government. When the Ramazan Civil War broke out in 3104, Whitetail sales boomed making Ionics the most valuable company in the galaxy. Ionics dream run ended in 3115 when a civil uprising in Zaria effectively ended their contract with the government.