November 15th 2012
It has been a day for big news: we unlocked asteroid bases and the Cathcart System and then we saw the Constellation… and now we’ve hit another unlock, the $3.75 million bonus ship. Please read on to learn about the Aegis Retaliator heavy bomber!
Builder: Aegis Dynamics
Crew (max): 6
Mass (empty): 89,000 Kg
Focus: Strategic Bombing
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 site 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-mass. Outfitted to carry cargo instead of antimatter bombs and with the waste 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!
Upgrade Capacity: 8
Cargo Capacity: 30 tonnes (bomb-load)
Max. Class: Antimatter
Thrusters: 5 x TR5, 8 x TR2
0 x Class 1: n/a
0 x Class 2: n/a
12 x Class 3: Equipped 8x A&R Stryker (FoF) missiles (maybe a note that the Retaliator can carry anti capital chip torpedoes?)
5 x Class 4: 8x Behring M5A Laser Cannon (turret) – Ventral (underneath), dorsal (top), tail, left and right beam / waist (side)]
If you’re still having issues with a missing pledge or an upgrade that’s listing incorrectly, please e-mail Sandi and she will get you sorted out quickly. We need everyone to have their pledges in hand as we finish this fight!