November 1st 2014
Built by Aegis Dynamics, 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. Fewer moving parts than the Hornet means new pilots can adapt to the ship more quickly and ground crews can keep them flying more easily.
Classified weapons technologies have been removed from the spaceframes, but they can be outfitted with a variety of civilian-grade weapons. The decommissioning process has also made room for civilian standard upgrades such as jump drives.
The Gladius has been so important to the UEE in their battle against the Vanduul and other forces that threaten the Imperator. Civilians can now experience this workhorse of a ship and it will now appear in your hangar! Flight is coming soon and when it does there may be a new king of Arena Commander.
|NULL-CARGO MASS||16,000 Kg|
|CARGO CAPACITY||0 SCU|
|MAX CREW||1 person|
|MAX POWER PLANT||Size 2|
|FACTORY POWER PLANT||Aegis K-5b Starwalk (S1)|
|MAX ENGINE (PRIMARY THRUSTER)||2x TR2|
|FACTORY ENGINE||Hammer Propulsion HE 5.2|
|MANEUVERING THRUSTERS||8x TR1|
|FACTORY MANEUVERING THRUSTERS||8x Hydra Propulsion M1-16 (TR1)|
|SHIELD||Ascension Astro Soloshield (S1)|
|CLASS-1||2x S1 – 2x Klaus and Werner CF-007 Bulldog Repeater (S1)|
|CLASS-2||1x S1 – 1x Gallenson Tactical Systems Scorpion GT-215 Gatling (S1)|
|CLASS-3||2× 4x Size 2 (configuration A)|
|CLASS-3||2× 2x Size 3 (configuration B)|
|CLASS-3||2× 2x Size 2 and 2× 1x Size 3 (configuration C) – 2× (2x Size 2) FireStorm Kinetics ASIM-5/c Ignite II, 2× (1x Size 3) FireStorm Kinetics ASIM-09/c Spark III|
All specifications are subject to change for game balancing.
For more information about the decommissioned Aegis Gladius, please refer to the attached Reference Brochure.
The Gladius is a permanent addition to the pledge store. If you ever want to make this old war machine part of your growing armada it will be available and in your hangar!