|Mass (empty)||89 t|
|Cargo Capacity||30 t (bomb-load)|
|Beam||30 m (landed)|
53 m (full flight)
|Upgrade Capacity [?]||8|
|Max Power Plant Size [?]||6|
|Factory Power Plant||Tyler D-Tech G33 (S5, Q1, MO)|
|Main Thrusters [?]||2× TR5|
|Factory Engine||ArcCorp Arc Duo 400 (TR4, Q2, LE/HE)|
|Maneuvering Thrusters [?]||6× TR2|
|Max Shield [?]||6|
|Shield||Yorm Dual Guardian (S5, Q1, F/B, Hard)|
|10×||Class 3||4× (Size 4)|
6× (Size 3)
|5×||Class 5||2× (Size 5)|
3× (Size 4)
|Additional Equipment||FrigDrop R|
The B4G 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...)
Gun Systems AIEdit
|“||You'll absolutely be able to fly [the Retaliator] solo. The ships were all designed originally as single player craft and the extended multi-crew functionality came later as fans requested it. In the case of ships like the Retaliator, you will have AI systems that man the extra guns. Better AI systems mean more effective defense!||”|
–Pete Mackey on September 6, 2013
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.
|“||The loadout for the military version is a bit different from the one that will be in the hangars.||”|
–developer aley.CIG on April 29, 2014
Ship Statistic InconsistenciesEdit
Please note, the official ship stats as of May 9, 2014 appear to contain some inconsistencies, c.f. Max Engine vs. Factory Engine.
The official designation under the old UEE designation system was confirmed to be B-4G by David Haddock.
Civilian and Military UpdateEdit
|“|| James Pugh: Ben, there is a debate about the civilian and military Retaliator. Can you tell us more about it?|
Ben Lesnick: [...] We know that the debate exists. I think it all goes back to some confusing stats changes that I blame [a certain developer] for. It will be cleared up in the near future, [...] when you hear more about the Retaliator. The short answer is: No, you are not getting a Retaliator with nothing on it.
–James Pugh and Ben Lesnick on November 20, 2014
Bomb to Cargo Bay Swap OutEdit
|“||The Retaliators purchased during the pledge campaign (to date) will include the military weapons listed in the specifications. Swapping out the bomb bay for a cargo bay will be easily done in the game world.||”|
–Ben Lesnick on November 26, 2014
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 (with updates as of May 9, 2014)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ Star Citizen Ships Development Document (Note: Page is temporarily inaccessible on the RSI website)
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2
- ↑ Reverse the Verse, episode 21 @56:41