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Cutlass
CUTLASS-02-Martin.jpg
ManufacturerDrake Interplanetary
Primary FocusMilitia
Secondary FocusPatrol
Maximum Crew2
Mass (empty)33,897.5 Kg[1]
Cargo Capacity150 Freight Units[1]
Length29 m
Height7 m
Beam25 m
Upgrade Capacity [?]12
Max Power Plant Size [?]4[2]
Main Thrusters [?]2× TR4
Maneuvering Thrusters [?]16× TR2
Max Shield4
HardpointsWeapons Systems
Class 12x Size 3 - 2x Joker Suckerpunch (S1, Q1, Distortion Cannon)[2]
Class 21x Size 3 - Flashfire Systems Flextrack AAS, 2x K&W CF-117 Badger (S2, Q2, Laser, Repeater)[2]
Class 32x Size 3[2]
Class 4None[2]
Class 51x Size 1 - 2x MaxOx NN-13 Neutron Gun x2 (S1, Q2)[1]
Additional EquipmentWing mounted radiators,
Nav-E7 Secure Docking Collar (Q1),
Suregrip Tractor Turret[2]

Official DescriptionEdit

Drake Interplanetary claims that the Cutlass is a low-cost, easy-to-maintain solution for local in-system militia units. The larger-than-average cargo hold, RIO seat and dedicated tractor mount are, the company literature insists, for facilitating search and rescue operations. While it’s true that Cutlasses are used throughout known space for such missions, their prime task and immediate association is with high space piracy. Cutlasses, often operating in groups, menace distant transit lanes to prey on hapless merchants. A single Cutlass can ravage a mid-sized transport and a pack operating as a clan can easily take down larger prey. STOL adaptations allow these interceptors to operate off of modified transports or pocket destroyers; the most common warships that make up pirate caravans.[3]

Designer note: the idea is that Drake Interplanetary builds ships which are ostensibly for legal purposes (local militias, etc.) but are ‘obviously’ for pirates: so it has the appearance of a military fighter, but mated to an awkwardly larger hull for collecting loot; it should have visible forward-facing tractor beams and a seat for a second crewman even though there’s no turret (as you’ll need a second man to board an enemy ship.) It also has a cheaper build quality: if Anvil is building Jeeps and Origin is building BMWs, this is a Honda.

Designer note: The Cutlass will not fit inside the Idris.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website (with updates as of May 21, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website (with updates as of May 9, 2014)
  3. Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
  4. RSIIcon Forum Topic: "Ask our designer: Pete Mackay", page 8, comment #1247487 on RSI Website

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