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P5G Gladius
Gladius Front
ManufacturerAegis Dynamics
Primary FocusDogfighting
Secondary FocusTBD
Maximum Crew1 Person[1]
Standalone Price$108.90[2]
Mass (empty)16,000 Kg
Cargo Capacity0 Freight Units
Length20 m
Height5 m
Beam16 m
Max Power Plant Size [?]Size 2
Factory Power PlantAegis Dynamics K-5b Starwalk (Size 1)
Main Thrusters [?]TR2
Factory EngineHammer Propulsion HE 5.2 (Size 2)
Maneuvering Thrusters [?]TR1
Factory Maneuvering ThrustersHydra Propulsion M1-16 (Size 1)
Max Shield [?]Size 2
ShieldAscension Astro Soloshield (Size 2)[3]
HardpointsWeapons Systems
Class 2
Max. Size 2
CF-007 Bulldog (Size 1)[4]
Class 2
Max. Size 2
Scorpion GT-215 Gatling (Size 1)[4]
Class 3
Max. Size 3
Ignite II (Heat-seeking Signature Lock) (Size 2)[3] and 2x Arrester III

The Gladius is a promised feature of the $42 million crowdfunding goal.[5]

It has two variants; the Gladius and the Gladius Valiant which is created as part of the ‘Masters of Flight’ series in conjunction with the flight-sim Arena Commander.

Official descriptionEdit

The Gladius is an older design which has been updated over the years to keep up with modern technology. In military circles, the Gladius is beloved for its performance and its simplicity. A fast, light fighter with a laser-focus on dogfighting, the Gladius is an ideal interceptor or escort ship.[6]

The Aegis Gladius is the UEE’s reigning light short-range patrol fighter. A single-seat ship with no room for expansion, the Gladius is fast, maneuverable and capable of punching far above its weight. The main advantage to the design is simplicity: cheap to produce, easy to repair and outfit and quick to train new pilots on. The Gladius is an aging design nearing the end of its life-cycle, although iterative updates have kept it the most nimble fighter in the active fleet.[5]

Developer UpdatesEdit

Idris DockingEdit

The Gladius is able to park inside the Idris-class frigate's hangar.[7]

Retroactive Lifetime InsuranceEdit

Lifetime Insurance will be added retroactively for Gladii purchased prior to September 19, 2014.[8]

Official DesignationEdit

The official designation under the old UEE designation system was confirmed to be P5G[9]

See AlsoEdit

GalleryEdit

Video'sEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. RSIIcon Ship Stats on RSI Website (with updates as of November 1, 2014)
  2. RSIIcon Gladius Standalone Price on RSI Website
  3. 3.0 3.1 RSIIcon The Gladius on RSI Website
  4. 4.0 4.1 RSIIcon Aegis Gladius Declassified! on RSI Website
  5. 5.0 5.1 RSIIcon Letter from the Chairman: $40 Million on RSI Website
  6. RSIIcon Gladius Ship Specs on RSI Website
  7. RSIIcon Forum Topic: "Ask a Developer: Squadron 42 - Design", page 9, comment #3097524 on RSI Website
  8. RSIIcon Forum Topic: "LTI is back (for new ships!), Wooo HOOo", page 5, comment #3388465 on RSI Website
  9. RSIIcon Forum Topic: "Star Citizen - Lore", page 53, comment #3579983, per Ben Lesnick by Dave Haddock on RSI Website

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