|Landing Pad Size||Fighter Hangar|
|Dimensions||15.3m x 12.2m x 11.2m|
|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 XG9 Lance is a Ship-Launched Fighter created by the Engineer Ram Tah using Guardian technology and designs obtained from Guardian Beacons. It is equipped with one Fixed Gauss Focus Cannon.
The Lance (XG9) is a direct successor to the Javelin (XG8), and like its predecessor it represents a fusion of human and Guardian technology. The fighter is both agile and fast, but it has a relatively light hull, so once its shields are down it is comparatively vulnerable. This model is equipped with an integrated gauss weapon.
— In-Game Description
In contrast with human-manufactured Ship-Launched Fighters, the XG9 Lance 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 Lance's Gauss Focus Cannon is a projectile weapon with the second highest damage-per-shot (94) of all three Guardian hybrid fighters. It has a moderate rate-of-fire, but limited ammo, high heat generation, and reduced effectiveness against shields, making it best suited for anti-Thargoid combat.
The XG9 Lance 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 XG9 Lance was introduced in the Chapter Three (3.2) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond.
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