|Landing Pad Size||Fighter Hangar|
|Dimensions||8.6m x 19.8m x 17.2m|
|Manoeuvrability||Pitch Rate: 66°|
Yaw Rate: 28°
Roll Rate: 133°
|Top Speed||316 m/s|
|Boost Speed||541 m/s|
|Hardpoints||1x Small Hardpoint|
The Trident (XG7) is the first commercially viable fighter to emerge from an engineering project combining human and Guardian technology. Having superseded a number of earlier, unsuccessful models, the Trident is both agile and fast, surpassed only by the F63 Condor in terms of speed, and second only to the Gu-97 Imperial Fighter in terms of manoeuvrability. The fighter has a relatively light hull, however, so once its shields are down it is comparatively vulnerable. This model is equipped with an integrated rapid-fire plasma weapon.
— In-Game Description
In contrast with human-manufactured Ship-Launched Fighters, the XG7 Trident is an all-rounder that relies on its unique Guardian weaponry. It is slightly slower than the F63 Condor, slightly less manoeuvrable than the Gu-97, and has significantly less armour than the Taipan, but its damage output is substantial, especially against Thargoid craft.
The Trident's Plasma Autocannon is an energy weapon with the lowest damage-per-shot (8) of all three Guardian hybrid fighters, but it deals absolute damage. It is more effective against shields, fully-automatic, and can fire for a relatively long period without overheating, making it more effective against human ships than Thargoid ships.
- 1 Guardian Starship Blueprint Fragment
- 25 Guardian Power Cell
- 26 Pattern Epsilon Obelisk Data
- 18 Pattern Beta Obelisk Data
- 25 Guardian Technology Component
- The XG7 Trident was introduced in the Chapter Three (3.2) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond.
- As with the other Guardian fighters, it features a shield that is visually unique to human fighters and ships.