Bellatrix Cruiser

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Bellatrix Cruiser
Bellatrix oolite.jpg
Size (W×H×L) ? x ? x ?
Cargo capacity 100 TC
Cargo bay extension
Maximum speed 0.29 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 0.80
Pitch: 0.80
Energy banks 9
Energy recharge rate
Gun mounts Fore, Turret
Missile slots
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player No
Base price

The Bellatrix is a heavy cruiser designed to act as a command and control vessel, spearheading battle fleets in large-scale assault operations. Its flying wing design maximises the ship's internal stores capacity while at the same time minimising its front cross-section, making the Bellatrix a difficult target for enemy defences. The main armament is a slow-repeating heavy disruptor laser capable of destroying planetary targets from positions within the upper atmosphere; in space the weapon is used against stations and enemy cruisers. The upper-rear fuselage is fitted with a turret mounted plasma cannon, which can by used to break up enemy formations and act as a last line of defence against incoming missiles.

A typical Bellatrix battle group consists of the cruiser itself, two Rigel bombers and an advanced fighter sweep of four Saiph interceptors. Such groups are currently in service with a number of high-tech Corporate States, where they are used by the security forces to patrol the outer reaches of GalCop-controlled space.


The Bellatrix is available as part of the Saleza Aeronautics OXP.