|Mass (empty)||89 t|
|Cargo Capacity||30 t (bomb-load)|
|Upgrade Capacity [?]||8|
|Max Power Plant Size [?]||6|
|Main Thrusters [?]||4× TR5|
|Maneuvering Thrusters [?]||6× TR2|
|12×||Class 3||8× A&R Stryker FoF missiles|
|5×||Class 5||5× Behring M5A laser cannon|
The Retaliator is the United Earth Empire’s premiere, if aging, jump-capable heavy bomber. Massive formations of these spacecraft running long-range strike missions is not an uncommon sight around the fringes of the empire. With a distinctive elongated silhouette that is dotted with turrets and carrying a massive bomb load, the Retaliator is an effective symbol of Imperial might. As such, they are the frequent centerpiece of Space Force recruiting posters. Retaliators are ground-based, with all but the largest carriers unable to operate them effectively. Heavily modified Retaliators are becoming commonplace on the civilian market as the design ages and earlier production runs are sold off en-masse. Outfitted to carry cargo instead of antimatter bombs and with the waist turret positions typically swapped for makeshift living quarters, they make a good medium freighter or a basic explorer. Some have even been converted into long-hop passenger spacecraft!
NOTE: The Retaliator can carry anti capital ship torpedoes.
The Retaliator has turrets at the following locations: ventral (underneath), dorsal (top), tail, left and right beam / waist (side).
|“|| [The Retaliator] is larger than the Constellation because it's covered in turrets and armor. The cargo is a hack, ripping out what should be a bomb delivery system and filling it with crates.
[There are] five turret emplacements, with some of them being dual turrets. Think a B-17, with twin guns on the chin/ventral/ball points and single waist guns. (... and there's a tail turret, I know...)
On March 13, 2014 developer aley.CIG noted that the Retaliator's statistics have changed to contain 4 main thrusters and 6 VTOL/maneuvering thrusters.
On March 21, 2014, developer bseinstra_CIG of Foundry 42 reported that the Retaliator's length was currently 70.5 meters, up from 50 meters.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2