A mainstay superiority fighter. The F63 Condor has an excellent track record of prosecuting Federal interests. The short range craft deployed by capital class vessels, provides effective point-defence and strike capability. Typically deployed in numbers to offset their lack of defensive capability.
— Blueprint Description
The F63 Condor is a Ship-Launched Fighter manufactured by Core Dynamics for the Federation. The mainstay superiority fighter of the Federal Navy, the F63 Condor balances speed, durability, and firepower. It is deployed both by Federation Capital Ships and smaller vessels capable of supporting a Fighter Hangar, and is intended to swarm enemy targets in large numbers. For pilots looking for a fighter that is balanced between the Taipan and the Gu-97, the F63 Condor is a solid choice. It is also one of the four vessels permitted in the CQC Championship.
The F63 Condor only has moderate agility and defenses, but is noted for its high straight-line speed, contrasting with the Gu-97, which prioritizes agility, and the Taipan, which is designed for durability. The Condor thus fills a third niche among Ship-Launched Fighters as a strike craft that can move in, hit hard, and then outrun any pursuers. The F63 Condor supports two small hardpoints and at least one utility mount, but is unique in that it is the only SLF model that can mount Multi-cannons, allowing it to inflict more hull damage than other options.
As an SLF, the F63 Condor does not possess a Frame Shift Drive, and thus cannot jump to Supercruise or Hyperspace. Its operational area is limited to the vicinity of its deployment point, such as a station, outpost, carrier, or ship-mounted Fighter Hangar.
The F63 Condor is available in 5 variants, which differ only in weapons and utility module, and slightly in the top and boost speed. It is the only fighter available with kinetic weapons. F-variants have fixed weapons and G-variants have gimballed weapons.
|Variant||Weapons||Utility||Damage Per Second||Speed [Boost] (m/s)||Pitch / Roll / Yaw Rate (deg/s)||Cost (CR) *|
|Aegis F||2x fixed plasma repeater||Point Defence Turret||38||327 ||54 / 119 / 24||15,270|
|Rogue F||2x fixed multi-cannons||Chaff Launcher||42||316 ||53 / 115 / 23||15,270|
|Gelid G||2x gimballed beam lasers||Heatsink Launcher||25||316 ||53 / 115 / 23||15,270|
|Rogue G||2x gimballed pulse lasers||Chaff Launcher||12||316 ||53 / 115 / 23||15,270|
|Gelid F||2x fixed pulse lasers||Heatsink Launcher||42||316 ||53 / 115 / 23||15,270|
* This is the cost to initially outfit a Fighter Hangar bay for that fighter type/variant, or to change it to a different fighter type/variant. The cost to restock destroyed fighters is 1,030 CR each.
The F63 Condor can be purchased in Federation systems only, but can be restocked in any system.
|Shinrarta Dezhra||Jameson Memorial||Always available|
|Brestla||i Sola Prospect||Always Available|
|KP Tauri||Spedding Orbital||Dec. 2, 2019|
|Hedetet||Hermite Dock||Dec. 2, 2019|
|Lembava||Goldstein Port||Dec. 2, 2019|
|Ix||Scully-Power Station||Dec. 2, 2019|
|EZ Aquarii||Magnus Gateway||Dec. 2, 2019|
- The F63 Condor debuted in the Elite Dangerous CQC Update (1.4) as a fighter restricted to use in the CQC Championship Arena mode.
- With the Elite Dangerous: Horizons "The Guardians" update (2.2), the F63 Condor was added to the main game mode as a Ship-Launched Fighter alongside the Gu-97 and Taipan.