|Landing Pad Size||Fighter Hangar|
|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 XG8 Javelin is a Ship-Launched Fighter created by the Engineer Ram Tah using Guardian technology and data obtained from Guardian Beacons. It is equipped with one Fixed Shard Launcher.
The Javelin (XG8) is the latest fighter to emerge from an innovative engineering project combining human and Guardian technology. Like its predecessor the Trident (XG7), the Javelin is fast and responsive, but also relatively fragile due to its light hull. This model is equipped with an integrated shard weapon.
— In-Game Description
In contrast with human-manufactured Ship-Launched Fighters, the XG8 Javelin 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 Javelin's Shard Launcher is a projectile weapon with the highest damage-per-shot (133) of all three Guardian hybrid fighters. It has a slow rate-of-fire, limited ammo, a slow reload, and is only effective at close-range, but it is more or less equally effective against both human and Thargoid ships.
The XG8 Javelin must first be unlocked through a Guardian Technology Broker using various Guardian Materials, including a Guardian Vessel Blueprint Segment. After unlocking, it is available for purchase at any station that hosts a Guardian Technology Broker.
- The XG8 Javelin was introduced in the Chapter Three (3.2) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond.
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