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Imperial Eagle
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Overview
ManufacturerGutamaya
Years Produced3199-Present
TypeCombat
Cost110,830 CR
Insurance5,541 CR
FactionEmpire
Faction RankNone
Default Specifications
Landing Pad SizeSmall
Dimensions31.2m x 34.7m x 7.1m
Pilot Seats1
MulticrewNo
Fighter HangarNo
Hull Mass50 t
Mass Lock Factor6
Armour108
Armour Hardness28
Shields104 MJ
Manoeuvrability5
Top Speed302 m/s
Boost Speed403 m/s
Unladen Jump Range8.22 ly
Cargo Capacity2 t
Fuel Capacity4 t
Hardpoints1x Utility Mount
2x Small Hardpoints
1x Medium Hardpoint
Internals4x Size 1 Compartments
1x Size 2 Compartment
1x Size 3 Compartment
1x Size 2 Military Compartment
Maximum Non-Engineered Specs
Top Speed347 m/s
Boost Speed462 m/s
Unladen Jump Range25.37 ly
Cargo Capacity20 t

Based on Core Dynamics’ Eagle, Gutamaya's Imperial Eagle places greater emphasis on speed and combat than its predecessor. The ship's armour and shields have been enhanced, and one of the small hardpoints of the original has been replaced with a medium hardpoint. Naturally, these features have made the ship heavier and less manoeuvrable than its predecessor, but the Imperial Eagle remains a solid choice for those seeking a high-speed attack ship.

— In-game description

The Imperial Eagle is a ship manufactured by Gutamaya for the Imperial Navy. Introduced in 3199 as an Imperial variant of the Core Dynamics Eagle MkII multi-role fighter,[1] the Imperial Eagle has more speed, durability, and firepower than the original, but these enhancements come at the cost of agility and handling.[2] This has resulted in a more specialised combat vessel that the Imperial Navy and its allied fleets have primarily deployed as an interceptor. Unlike other Imperial ships, the Imperial Eagle does not require any rank in the Imperial Navy to purchase.

Overview

Compared to the Eagle MkII, the Imperial Eagle boasts superior armour and shield strength, and exchanges one of its predecessor's Class 1 hardpoints for a Class 2 hardpoint, allowing to carry more firepower. This comes at the expense of agility, since the Eagle MkII is more manoeuvrable, but not speed; in fact, with Enhanced Performance Thrusters and Engineering, the Imperial Eagle may be the single fastest ship on the market when traveling in normal space, surpassing larger ships built for speed including the Mamba.

The Imperial Eagle is a slightly more viable choice for combat than the Eagle MkII due to its Class 2 hardpoint, but the reduction in agility means the pilot may have more difficulty in aligning the ship and its weapons with any targets and reliably inflicting damage. On the other hand, the Imperial Eagle's speed allows to escape most encounters where it is outmatched, providing the pilot can keep the ship out of danger long enough to break free of any Mass Lock. Unfortunately, apart from style, combat is the ship's only strength, as it lacks the cargo capacity to serve as an effective trader, and its jump range and internal compartments are too limited to recommend it as an explorer.

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Imperial Eagle hardpoint convergence

The Imperial Eagle's hardpoints are located as follows: one Class 2 hardpoint on the top of the ship behind the cockpit, and two Class 1 hardpoints mounted side-by-side on the underside of the main fuselage in front of the bump that contains the cargo scoop. As with the Eagle MkII, the Imperial Eagle has a confined cockput with a restricted range of vision, and only a single pilot seat.

Purchase Locations

System Station Date Seen Discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount, Founders Permit needed
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
V374 Pegasi MacKellar Hub May 15, 2017
Caspatsuria Binney Dock Feb. 21, 2017
Hollos Bingzhen Hub Jan. 17, 2017
Warwa Stevenson Hub Jun. 27, 2016
HIP 20277 Fabian City Aug. 26, 2017
Vaka Zenbei Orbital Feb. 6, 2016
Herthans Henry Vision Mar. 15, 2016
Yimanbin Farkas Port Apr. 4, 2016
CPC 22 212 Roed Odegaard City Mar. 6, 2018
Arigens Ordway Ring Mai. 6, 2018
V374 Pegasi MacKellar Hub May 30, 2019

Outfitting

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 Eagle.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Pulse Laser F 1 1
Pulse Laser F 1 1
Medium Hardpoint Empty -- -- 2
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 3 3
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 3 3
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 3 3
Environment Control Life Support E 1 1
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 2 2
Sensor Suite Sensors E 2 2
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x4] C 2 2
Internal Compartments Shield Generator E 3 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
Empty (M) -- -- 2
Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Advanced Docking Computer E 1 1
Supercruise Assist E 1 1
Planetary Approach Suite (H) I 1 1

Trivia

  • The Imperial Eagle was added in the v1.4 update CQC on October 6th, 2015. The first concept art was shown during Frontier's Q&A session at Lavecon 2015.

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References

  1. Elite Encounters RPG
  2. Dev Update (16/07/2015)
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