Imperial Clipper
Years Produced3300-Present
Cost22,295,860 CR
Insurance1,114,793 CR
Faction RankBaron
Default Specifications
Landing Pad SizeLarge
Dimensions106.7m x 103.7m x 24.8m
Pilot Seats2
Fighter HangarNo
Hull Mass400 t
Mass Lock Factor12
Armour Hardness60
Shields186 MJ
Top Speed306 m/s
Boost Speed388 m/s
Unladen Jump Range8.98 ly
Cargo Capacity74 t
Fuel Capacity16 t
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
2x Medium Hardpoints
2x Large Hardpoints
Internals1x Size 1 Compartment
2x Size 2 Compartments
2x Size 3 Compartments
2x Size 4 Compartments
1x Size 6 Compartment
1x Size 7 Compartment
Maximum Non-Engineered Specs
Top Speed341 m/s
Boost Speed445 m/s
Unladen Jump Range27.52 ly
Cargo Capacity250 t

The very definition of a multipurpose ship, the Imperial Clipper is a versatile vessel well suited to a variety of roles. A generous quantity of internal compartments has made it very popular with miners, while a sizeable cargo hold and robust defences have endeared the vessel to traders. Impressive straight-line speed rounds out the ship's profile, and makes it one of the most distinguished members of the Gutamaya family.

— In-Game Description

The Imperial Clipper, built by Gutamaya, is one of the Empire's ships and thus are generally sold at Stations that are aligned with the Empire. To purchase the Imperial Clipper players must have earned the rank of Baron with the Imperial Navy.

This ship is quite popular with pirates, traders, and some combat pilots. It is a reasonable pirate ship due to the large cargo capacity and heavy armament. Traders may find this ship appealing due to its superb cargo capacity and defensive capability; while it is more expensive than the Lakon Type-7 it can easily defend itself against a pirate.


Pilots of any profession may appreciate its speed; with fully upgraded Thrusters, it is comparable to that of smaller ships such as the Cobra MkIII and the Imperial Eagle. Additionally, its pitch rotation and yaw speed are higher than most ships, making it feel like a very hefty, weighted-down Eagle with a boost speed that is similar to that of the Cobra MkIII. Its only manoeuvring drawback, and likely the reason for its low overall agility rating, is its poor lateral thruster capability; the vertical-lateral thrusters are very weak compared to those of other ships. This weakness, combined with very weak shields for its size and wing-mounted hardpoints ill-suited for fixed weapons, limits the Imperial Clipper's efficiency as a PvP combat ship even if the shields are upgraded to maximum. The Imperial Clipper is also currently the fifth widest ship controllable by players, which may pose a challenge with docking. Compared to the Alliance Chieftain, which has a similar price tag, it has better shields, but less damage output and worse armour. However, the Clipper is better at multi-purpose roles.

Speed and manoeuvrability fall off more heavily when loaded than other ships, bringing it back to more common speeds and turn rates when hauling cargo. However the ship is capable of carrying 248T of cargo. While this is quite a lot less than what the Type-7 can carry, the Clipper is very capable of defending against pirates and its high manoeuvrability lets it dodge interdictions easily, making the Clipper viable for armed traders. The ship's high speed also lets it escape with ease.

The ship is a good Miner with high cargo and lots of internals. The downside is the ship has only two medium hardpoints and two large. This means either sacrificing a huge amount of damage output by equipping Class 2 Mining Lasers or Seismic Charge Launchers in Class 3 hardpoints, or settling for sub-par mining speed. The ship's large body can also prove problematic in clustered asteroid fields and Planetary Rings.

With around 28Ly of jump range, the Clipper is an average vessel for exploration; its more than capable of doing the job and is a good choice for jobs that require going long distance but is not the best for a dedicated explorer.

Both the ships interior and exterior are luxurious in design, the engines sport a radically different sound than other ships, and the large cockpit canopy features an unobstructed view of space. The Imperial Cutter has a similar appearance to that of the Clipper, albeit much larger.

The weapon hardpoints are located as follows: One Class 3 large hardpoint on the top of each wing-tip nacelle (total of two class 3 mounts), and One Class 2 medium hardpoint on the underside of each wing where the wing attaches to the main fuselage (total of two class 2 mounts). The wing-tip mounts are very far from centerline and will have trouble converging their fields of fire unless used with gimballed or turret mounted weapons. The underside mounts although closer together, also suffer the same field of fire convergence issues although to a lesser degree than the wing-tip mounts. Due to this, fixed weapons generally are not easy to use with this ship. However, if two fixed weapons are placed on the same side of the ship, it is possible to use fixed mount weapons.

The pilot's seat is offset to the right of the centerline of the ship while the copilot's seat is offset to the left of the centerline.

Purchase Locations

System Station Date Seen Discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
LTT 11103 Korniyenko Terminal Mar. 11, 2018 15% discount
Baldr Keldysh Gateway Mar. 11, 2018 15% discount
Bandizel Hahn Orbital Mar. 11, 2018 15% discount
Eotienses Parkinson Dock Mar. 11, 2018 10% discount
V374 Pegasi MacKellar Hub Mar. 11, 2018 10% discount
Alit Rittenhouse Dock Mar. 11, 2018 10% discount
Wong Guin Heiles Terminal Mar. 11, 2018 10% discount
Achenar Dawes Hub Aug. 15, 2019
Achenar Bell Terminal Mar. 11, 2018
Ra Kazantsev Dock Mar. 11, 2018
Alectrona Marley City Mar. 11, 2018
LFT 78 Coye Orbital Mar. 11, 2018
Yokusu Edwards Port May 14, 2019
Arigens Ordway Ring Apr. 21, 2018
Sauraratec Murakami Ring Apr. 26, 2018
Rabh Friedman Terminal Mar. 5, 2019
Shente Hawker Station Aug. 15, 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 Imperial Clipper.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
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 6 6
Sensor Suite Sensors E 5 5
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x64] E 6 7
Shield Generator E 6 6
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
Empty -- -- 2
Supercruise Assist E 1 1
Planetary Approach Suite (H) I 1 1



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