|Size (W×H×L)||25 m×3 m×24 m|
|Cargo capacity||8 TC|
|Cargo bay extension||N/A|
|Maximum speed||0.555 LM|
|Manoeuvrability||Pitch: 1.8 |
|Energy recharge rate||
|Gun mounts||Fore: 1x |
|Shield boosters available||N/A|
|Military shields available||N/A|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||Yes|
|Base price||675,000 Cr|
A very small attack craft with incredible speed, used as a fighter and a interceptor. Made partly with the technology from a mysterious Empire in the unknown regions this ship is not imported like a lot of others but a sole design from Benulobiweed Inc..
Right after the first delivery, customers reported stabilizer problems, an issue investigated but never entirely solved. The chairman is on record as saying:
"We don't make 'em cheep & we don't make 'em safe, but by God they go with a bang !"
There has been some debate as to what he means by this ...
Overheard conversation in the Benulobiweed Inc. boardroom which was published by SPACE:
Q. "So it's made out of Falcon bits, but smaller?"
A. "And TIE-Interceptor parts..."
Q. "What's smaller & faster than a Falcon?"
- Much flicking through a dictionary later... -
Q+A. "We'll call it the 'Kestrel'!"
Q. "Did you say 'And TIE-Interceptor parts'?"
A. "Umm, yeees."
Q. "Do you know how much sh*t we'll be in if GalCop finds out they're paying us for parts we're putting in our own ships?"
A. "Couldn't make it really fast without them."
Q. "Best not tell them then..."
A. "More Benulobiweed boss?"
- Source: readme.txt Kestrel&Falcon.OXP
2 models of this fighter were ever build, the Kestrel and the Kestrel Interceptor (NPC only). The later one was originally exclusively sold to trusted Navies but nowadays once in a while could be spotted with civilians as well. The standard configuration includes a maximum speed of 0.60 LM and a military laser.
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|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 • Scanner Targeting Enhancement • Multi-Targeting System • Galactic Hyperdrive • Advanced Space Compass|
|Weaponry||Pulse Laser • Beam Laser • Military Laser • Mining Laser • Energy Bomb|
|Defence||E.C.M. System • Extra Energy Unit • Naval Energy Unit • External Heat Shielding|
- This ship is (most likely) based on the model of the Kestrel Class Jumpships from the game Destiny.
- The Kestrel Interceptor is part of the Condor OXP
- More background information and lore could be found at Benulobiweed Inc..
This ship/ships belong to the category Ubership, flying it will make you superior to most core-ships, but some opponents will be much stronger as well.
- Charlie (author)
- Kaks (various improvements)
- The Kestrel is found in the Kestrel & Falcon OXP.
- At Condor OXP this ship acts as an escort/defender (Police Kestrel and Kestrel Interceptor - NPC only).
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