A candidate for the 3rd starter ship poll, which lost out to the Reliant. The concept has been reused for a new exploration ship. Although originally slated to be an Aegis Dynamics ship , it is being added into Star Citizen as an Anvil Aerospace ship  .
Presenting the Anvil Aerospace U4A-3 Terrapin-class Scanning/Exploration Ship. The Terrapin was developed near the end of the 28th century to serve as the first ship in the Empire’s defensive restructuring of the Navy. The Terrapin’s watchword is protection, with extensive shield systems and armor layers designed to provide the maximum possible defense for pilot and crew. While it lacks the maneuverability of a dedicated fighter, it does maintain an advanced, hard-hitting array of weapons intended to keep the most fearsome Vanduul raider at bay.
The "Anvil" Terrapin has been initially priced at $195 USD with an aim to be the first (besides those of the 300 series) of dedicated exploratory ships.