Krait Phantom
Krait Phantom
ManufacturerFaulcon DeLacy
Years Produced3304-Present
Cost37,472,254 CR
Insurance1,873,612 CR
ExpansionElite Dangerous: Horizons
Default Specifications
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Dimensions73.3m x 72.0m x 14.6m
Pilot Seats2
Fighter HangarNo
Hull Mass270 t
Mass Lock Factor17
Armour Hardness55
Shields260 MJ
Top Speed256 m/s
Boost Speed358 m/s
Unladen Jump Range9.78 ly
Cargo Capacity82 t
Fuel Capacity32 t
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
2x Medium Hardpoints
2x Large Hardpoints
Internals1x Size 1 Compartment
1x Size 2 Compartment
3x Size 3 Compartments
3x Size 5 Compartments
1x Size 6 Compartment
Maximum Non-Engineered Specs
Top Speed290 m/s
Boost Speed406 m/s
Unladen Jump Range34.79 ly
Cargo Capacity190 t

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 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."[1]


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.

Purchase Locations

System Station Date Seen Discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
64 Ceti Jensen Gateway Dec. 12, 2018 15% discount
Segon O'Leary Vison Dec. 12, 2018 15% discount
Hel Jones Orbital Dec. 15, 2018 15% discount
Tarach Tor Tranquility Jan. 29, 2020
Tapoya Lander City Dec. 20, 2018 15% discount
Okinura Fisher Terminal Dec. 15, 2018
Nemet Hirase Horizons Dec. 15, 2018
LFT 37 Onnes Gateway Dec. 15, 2018
Polevnic Tanner Settlement Dec. 15, 2018
Kagutsuchi Crown Prospect Dec. 15, 2018
Omicron Ursae Majoris Asimov Dock Dec. 15, 2018
Carcosa Robardin Rock Dec. 23, 2018
Rohini Eudaemon Anchorage Jan. 30, 2019
Luyten 145-141 Euclid Station Feb. 12, 2019
Colonia Jaques Station Jun. 14, 2019
CF 464 Bertini Station July 17, 2019
PMD2009 48 Orion Nebula Tourist Center June 9, 2020


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
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys C 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 7 7
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 6 6
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
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
Supercruise Assist E 1 1
Planetary Approach Suite (H) I 1 1



  • 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).[3] 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".[4]
  • 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.




  1. GalNet: Mamba and Krait Phantom Released
  2. Frontier Forums: Beyond - Chapter Four - Release Date Announcement
  3. Frontier Forums: Krait Phantom and Alliance Crusader
  4. YouTube: Discovery Scanner 5 - Crafting the Krait
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