Well, here we are again. Not only did we not get canceled, we were invited back to the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo! This year, Whitley's Guide is kicking things off with speed, style, and a look at Consolidated Outland's latest, the Nomad.
Consolidated Outland's all-new Nomad is everything you need to start a new adventure. The versatility of a medium-sized, multi-purpose freighter packed into a compact frame, brimming with the uncommon style and avant-garde tech you expect of the brand.Discover the Nomad
Dare to reshape the dream of spaceflight, with the galaxy's most audacious ship manufacturer.
Argo Astronautics may not be flashy, but their ships, vehicles, and tools are used every day to keep the Empire running.
Join Greycat in leading countless industrial endeavors the galaxy over, and building a better tomorrow for the UEE.
It's no secret that our ‘humble’ host and self-proclaimed patron saint of shipophiles is an Aegis head. This year, he's putting his expertise to the test by attempting to identify iconic Aegis ships from nothing but the rumble of their mighty thrusters.See kit options
All these years later, and Aegis Dynamics are still proudly defining the future, with some of the most distinguished birds in the game.
Not only does Anvil make some of the most popular fighters in the galaxy, its vaunted F8 Lightnings are the ship of choice for the legendary Wreckless 999th Squadron. This year, Anvil and the 999 have a special treat in store for our own Jax McCleary.See options
Anvil makes an aggressive return to the IAE, with the usual fleet of powerful bruisers, speedy cruisers, and tenacious scrappers.
This year's IAE sponsor is none other than Stanton’s titan of transport, Crusader Industries, who’s taking the opportunity to show off its latest Mercury star runner chassis. We'll explore the ship's popularity in the private sector and those odd access tunnels under the cabin.See kit options
The Mercury ticks all the boxes required of a multi-purpose courier vessel and then some. From the impenetrable onboard data system to the massive cargo hold, it's battle-ready, uniquely stylish, and built for speed. Whatever you’re transporting, there’s nothing safer or more secure.Discover the Mercury Star Runner
This year's IAE sponsor is none other than the titan of transgalactic transport, Crusader Industries, who not only keep the Empire moving, but throw a pretty good party as well.
In an expo full of high-flyers, Tumbril Land Systems keeps things grounded, and shows us how their dedication to tradition has led to ground dominance.
The specialty parts manufacturer that made the jump, Kruger's custom snubcraft define precision performance taken the its logical extreme.
MISC may be a household name for professional freight and hauling, but its proclivity for incorporating Xi'an tech and design has led to some truly special outliers. Join Jax and Jimmy as they put the speedy Razor to the test, Whitley's style.See kit options
From colossal freighters, to medium-sized haulers, and cutting-edge Xi'an hybrids, MISC remains a favorite of frontier traders and corporations alike.
Drake is nothing if not serious. It has cornered the market on hard-nosed ships for hard-working folks, but if you ask us, it could stand to turn up the fun a little. To that end, Jax and Jimmy have an idea for the next variant of the classic Cutlass.See kit options
Drake defines that outlaw spirit that many find indivisible from spaceflight in general, with utilitarian ships built for the hardworking people of the Empire.
Alien ships certainly aren't for the faint of heart, but with the recent success of Esperia's Prowler and further Tevarin remasters on the horizon, could these historical oddities become fully mainstream?See kit options
For those prospective aces out there that crave the unique edge of Xi'an tech and design, Aopoa's fighters fit the bill.
The Banu have an incredibly different philosophy from Humans when it comes to shipcraft. Get in the cockpit and see what their fathomless knowledge has wrought.
Esperia has made waves with its meticulously recreated Tevarin ships. These historic alien beauties aren't just for collectors anymore.
Another year, another swing of Origin's pendulum in the direction of accessibility. The new 100 series confirms industry murmurs that the brand is pitching its galaxy-class luxury at career-minded solo pilots looking for profitable adventure.See kit options
The brand synonymous with high performance is back and more accessible than ever, with the 100 series bringing young movers and shakers into the Origin fold.
RSI ships are standards of countless industries, and this year the original aerospace giant is back on the offensive, unveiling a new project that promises to pack a serious wallop.
Capable of shredding sub-capital-class goliaths, the mere presence of a Perseus is enough to make the most aggressive attackers think twice before engaging, just like its vintage RSI namesake.Discover Project Perseus
It's true that RSI has been delivering the stars since 2075, and their more relevant than ever, as evidenced by their commanding presence at IAE 2950.
Celebrate the four finalists of the recent Ship Showdown tournament, including your champion Anvil Carrack, with limited-edition liveries and in-game gear only available at the IAE. If you own one of these Best in Show ships, you will receive its limited-edition paint for free at the end of IAE. If you don’t own these ships, you can pledge for them below (and receive the free exclusive paint), now through Dec 2 at 23:59PM UTC. See the complete IAE 2950 FAQ for more details.
Behold, your final four: The Drake Cutlass Black, the Anvil Valkyrie, The Aegis Eclipse, and of course the Anvil Carrack.
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We offer pledge vehicles to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The funding received from events such as this allows us to include deeper features in the Star Citizen world. These vehicles will be obtainable in the final universe and they are not required to start the game.