Rigel Bomber

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Rigel Tactical Bomber
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Size (W×H×L) 85m×26m×142m
Cargo capacity 40 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.31 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.2
Pitch: 1.2
Energy banks 6
Energy recharge rate

Excellent (5.0)

Gun mounts Fore
Missile slots 6
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 400,000 Cr

The Orion Series

The Rigel Class Tactical Bomber is the second in the Orion series of vessels produced by Saleza Aeronautics. The Rigel is an assault vessel designed to operate against space stations, large cruisers and planetary defences. Its wide, flattened body is designed to present a small cross-section to incoming fire while providing adequate capacity for missiles and shield boosters. The Rigel was originally intended to be fitted with a pair of uprated heavy mining lasers optimised for penetration against armour and embedded surface targets. However, this approach did not deliver the desired rate of fire, even with the use of the latest heat sink technology, and so the production version is equipped with a standard military laser armament. This, combined with four standard missile pylons, produced a vessel that could attack large vessels and stations and make a good account of itself in combat.


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