|Expansion||Elite Dangerous: Horizons|
|Landing Pad Size||Medium|
|Dimensions||73.3m x 72.0m x 14.6m|
|Hull Mass||270 t|
|Mass Lock Factor||17|
|Top Speed||256 m/s|
|Boost Speed||358 m/s|
|Unladen Jump Range||9.78 ly|
|Cargo Capacity||82 t|
|Fuel Capacity||32 t|
|Hardpoints||4x Utility Mounts|
2x Medium Hardpoints
2x Large Hardpoints
|Internals||1x Size 1 Compartment|
1x Size 2 Compartment
3x Size 3 Compartments
3x Size 5 Compartments
1x Size 6 Compartment
|Maximum Non-Engineered Specs|
|Top Speed||290 m/s|
|Boost Speed||406 m/s|
|Unladen Jump Range||34.79 ly|
|Cargo Capacity||190 t|
The Krait Phantom is a ship manufactured by Faulcon DeLacy. It is a variant of the Krait MkII. Whereas the Krait MkII was conceived as a combat vessel with enough internal compartment flexibility to take on other roles if desired, the Phantom embraces multirole capability at the expense of firepower and internal space. The result is a lighter and faster ship that can nonetheless hold its own in a variety of combat situations, or even be reconfigured into an ideal medium exploration vessel. In a press release announcing the ship's debut, Faulcon DeLacy stated, "The Krait Phantom offers true multi-role capability, allowing it to be customised for combat, mining or trading. And for explorers, its impressive jump range means you really can reach out to the stars. This is a ship that can handle it all."
With a spacious cargo hold and a relatively generous quantity of hardpoints, the Krait Phantom is a versatile ship suited to a range of roles. It has enough firepower to hold its own against larger targets, and enough straight-line speed to outpace smaller targets. The ship also offers eight internal compartments, allowing the pilot to tailor the ship to their requirements. And while it lacks the firepower and fighter bay of its sister ship, the Krait Mk II, it is both faster and lighter.
— In-Game Description
The Krait Phantom has a more streamlined design than the Krait MkII, with a revamped thruster configuration. While it keeps two medium hardpoints and two large hardpoints, it exchanges the MkII's third large hardpoint, Fighter Hangar capability, and spacious three-canopy cockpit for a 50t reduction in hull mass.
In combat, although the Krait Phantom sacrifices some of the Krait MkII's damage output, defence, and its Fighter Hanger, its higher mobility allows it to become an agile fighter with moderate overall stats. The Phantom still has two large and two medium hardpoints, more than enough damage output to be a serious threat to large ships, and when combined with its high mobility, the Phantom can be a very deadly vessel. Overall, the Phantom is a highly effective Pirate and Bounty Hunter, and a solid choice for anti-Thargoid combat.
The Krait Phantom has somewhat less utility as a trader than the MkII due to its lower cargo capacity, though it is still high for a medium ship and its significant jump range can offset this shortcoming. As a miner, it also under-performs the MKII since its reduced hardpoints mean fewer mining tools can be equipped, and its lack of a Fighter Hangar means miners cannot bring Ship-Launched Fighters for defence.
The Phantom excels as an explorer, with jump ranges slightly higher than the Asp Explorer depending on outfitting and Engineering, and more internal compartment space for a wider variety of modules. The one notable weakness that the Phantom has compared to the Asp Explorer is its substantially higher purchase price, which makes it more difficult for pilots with limited funds to obtain compared to the latter ship, which remains an effective exploration option.
The Phantom's two large hardpoints are mounted on the vessel's dorsal surface, behind and flanking the cockpit. The two medium hardpoints are mounted on the underside of the front-most points of the hull, on either side of the cockpit and slightly forward.
The primary pilot's seat is located squarely along the centerline of the ship, but the cockpit itself extends from the hull and is slightly under-slung, affording a wide, unobstructed frontal view reminiscent of Lakon Spaceways ships. The single secondary pilot seat for Multicrew is placed behind the primary seat.
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- Main article: Outfitting
All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Krait Phantom.
|Category||Default System||Default Rating||Default Class||Max Class|
|Medium Hardpoint||Pulse Laser (L)||F||1||2|
|Pulse Laser (L)||F||1||2|
|Reactor Bay||Power Plant||E||7||7|
|Frame Shift Drive Housing||Frame Shift Drive||E||5||5|
|Environment Control||Life Support||E||5||5|
|Power Coupling||Power Distributor||E||7||7|
|Fuel Store||Fuel Tank [x32]||C||5||5|
|Internal Compartments||Shield Generator||E||6||6|
|Cargo Rack [x32]||E||5||5|
|Cargo Rack [x32]||E||5||5|
|Cargo Rack [x16]||E||4||5|
|Cargo Rack [x2]||E||1||2|
|Planetary Approach Suite (H)||I||1||1|
- (L) = Loaned Module
- [x#] = Capacity
- (H) = Requires Elite Dangerous: Horizons, reserved solely for Planetary Approach Suite
- The Krait Phantom was released with the Chapter Four (3.3) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond on December 11, 2018. Purchasing it requires owning Elite Dangerous: Horizons.
- The Krait Phantom's existence was accidentally hinted at when its name briefly appeared in the Frontier Store shortly after the release of Beyond Chapter Two (3.1). It was not until the Beyond Chapter Four (3.3) announcement trailer was released that the Krait Phantom was confirmed to be a real ship.
- The Krait Phantom may be named after the McDonnell FH Phantom.
- Early in its development, the Krait Phantom was internally known as the "Krait MkIII".
- Like the Asp Scout, the Phantom switches the two separate boosters of its more expensive variant for a single large booster.
- The Phantom's vectored thrust pitch plates seem to be reversed. When the ship is pitched up, the plates will pitch down, and vice versa.
- ↑ GalNet: Mamba and Krait Phantom Released
- ↑ Frontier Forums: Beyond - Chapter Four - Release Date Announcement
- ↑ Frontier Forums: Krait Phantom and Alliance Crusader
- ↑ YouTube: Discovery Scanner 5 - Crafting the Krait