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Revision as of 05:36, October 13, 2019

Federal Gunship
Federal Gunship 2
ManufacturerCore Dynamics
Years Produced3301-Present
Cost35,658,297 CR
Insurance1,782,914 CR
Faction RankEnsign
Default Specifications
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Dimensions75.5m x 53.3m x 22.5m
Pilot Seats2
Fighter HangarYes
Hull Mass580 t
Mass Lock Factor14
Armour Hardness60
Shields186 MJ
Top Speed171 m/s
Boost Speed282 m/s
Unladen Jump Range6.66 ly
Cargo Capacity16 t
Fuel Capacity16 t
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
2x Small Hardpoints
4x Medium Hardpoints
1x Large Hardpoint
Internals1x Size 1 Compartment
2x Size 2 Compartments
1x Size 5 Compartment
2x Size 6 Compartments
3x Size 4 Military Compartment
Maximum Non-Engineered Specs
Top Speed197 m/s
Boost Speed325 m/s
Unladen Jump Range19.40 ly
Cargo Capacity170 t

The Federal Gunship is a tougher, more powerful version of its sibling, the Federal Dropship. With a total of seven hardpoints, the Gunship boasts a stronger combat profile than the Dropship, while its superior armour allows it to soak up more punishment. It may be slower and less agile than the Dropship, but this is by design - the Gunship has been created to dominate other ships, rather than outpace or outmanoeuvre them.

— In-Game Description

The Federal Gunship is a ship manufactured by Core Dynamics for the Federation, and purchasing it requires achieving a Federal Navy rank of Ensign. An upgraded variant of the Federal Dropship and Federal Assault Ship, the Federal Gunship sacrifices overall manoeuvrability for added firepower, very high armour for its size and cost, and the ability to carry a Fighter Hangar.


The Gunship is very heavily armoured and armed, possessing seven weapon hardpoints (two small, four medium and one large). It has four utility mounts, and is one of four medium-sized ships capable of equipping a Fighter Hangar, alongside the Keelback, the Alliance Crusader and the Krait MkII.

The Gunship's manoeuvrability is below average but by no means bad. While its pitch rate is low, its yaw rate is considerably higher than other medium sized ships. Combining pitching and yawing while maneuvering allows the Gunship to be roughly as agile as the Python. The Gunship does suffer in terms of speed, as it is the slowest medium-sized ship and one of the slowest ships overall. Its low speed and powerful reverse thrusters does allow the Gunship to stop on a dime, unlike many heavy ships that require long breaking distances.

It features a class 6 Power Plant and a relatively large class 7 Power Distributor. The Class 5 Frame Shift Drive is less than sufficient for a ship of this mass and size, which gives the Gunship one of the shortest jump ranges of all ships. Internal compartments are large (two class 6 and a single class 5), but scarce: with just five compartments in total outfitting options are restricted compared to the Assault Ship and the Dropship. The drawback of its small number of internal compartments has been slightly offset by the addition of 3 Military Compartments (the most of any ship, along with the Alliance Chieftain and its variants) in the 2.2 update.

Weapon hardpoints are located as follows: a single large and two medium hardpoints on the bottom of the ship about a third of the length from the front; two medium hardpoints in the bumpers on either side of the cockpit; and two small hardpoints on top of the ship next to the heat vents.

Purchase Locations

System Station Date Seen Notes
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount, Founders Permit needed
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
Denebola Dirac Terminal June 8, 2018
Kadi Marshburn Station Mar. 14, 2018 15% discount
Lalande 4268 Lowry Ring Jan. 6, 2018 15% discount
TZ Arietis Snyder Enterprise Jan. 6, 2018
Altair Solo Orbiter Jan. 6, 2018
Tabit Haber City Jan. 6, 2018
Pliny Laplace Port Jan. 6, 2018
BD+41 1865 Cori City Jan. 6, 2018
Czernovale Savinykh City Jan. 6, 2018
EZ Aquarii Magnus Gateway Feb. 28, 2018
Ye'kuape Bobko Hub Feb. 4, 2019


Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Federal Gunship.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Empty -- -- 2
Empty -- -- 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 6 6
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 6 6
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 5 5
Environment Control Life Support E 5 5
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 7 7
Sensor Suite Sensors E 5 5
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Shield Generator E 6 6
Empty -- -- 6
Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Empty (M) -- -- 4
Empty (M) -- -- 4
Empty (M) -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 2
Empty -- -- 2
Supercruise Assist E 1 1
Planetary Approach Suite (H) I 1 1


  • The Federal Gunship was introduced in update 1.4, also known as the CQC update, for Elite Dangerous on October 6, 2015.




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