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The Ares Star Fighter Ion is a 1-person medium-sized fixed-wing heavy combat fighter manufactured by Crusader Industries, it features a size 7 gun hardpoint built directly into the structure of the ship. The Ares Star Fighter Ion is a second variant featuring a laser cannon, they were revealed in December 2019 and later released in Alpha 3.15.1.[1][2]

Spark fear in the corridors of the most formidable gunships and frigates with the Ares Ion. This laser-equipped variant delivers extremely powerful shots to quickly disable the shields of even the biggest enemy vessels.

–Pledge store

Features

Armament

Default ship loadout

Avionics Quantity Size Model Grade Class Manufacturer
Logo Radar.png Radars
1
Epier
Scanners
1
Logo Computers.png Computers
1
Systems Quantity Size Model Grade Class Manufacturer
Logo Power Plants.png Power plants
2
 S  2
Maelstrom
C
Military
Aegis Dynamics
Logo Coolers.png Coolers
3
 S  2
Arctic
C
Military
Aegis Dynamics
Logo Shield Generators.png Shield generators
2
 S  2
FullStop
C
Military
Gorgon Defender Industries
Life support
1
Batteries
2
Propulsion Quantity Size Model Grade Class Manufacturer
Logo Fuel Intakes.png Fuel intakes
2
 S  2
Logo Fuel Tanks.png Fuel tanks
1
 S  2
Logo Quantum Drives.png Quantum drive
1
 S  2
Crossfield
C
Military
Wei-Tek
Logo Jump Modules.png Jump drive
1
 S  2
Logo Quantum Fuel Tanks.png Quantum fuel tanks
1
 S  2
Thrusters Quantity Type
Logo Main Thrusters.png Main thrusters
2
2
Main Thruster
Retro Thruster
Logo Maneuvering Thrusters.png Maneuvering thrusters
12
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
Weapons Quantity Weapon size Hardpoint size Model Type Manufacturer
Logo Weapons.png Weapons
1
 S  7
 S  7
SF7E Cannon
Laser cannon
Behring Applied Technology
Logo Missiles.png Missiles
1x12
2x4
 S  3
 S  3
 S  N/A
 S  5
Arrester III
Viper III
Cross section missile
Infrared missile
Firestorm Kinetics
Nova Pyrotechnica

In game availability

Dealership

Store name Location Price / aUEC
Crusader Showroom Orison 2,859,000

Rental

Note.png See Renting for a full list.
Rental company Location 1-Day / aUEC 3-Days / aUEC 7-Days / aUEC 30-Days / aUEC

Paints

Trivia

Gallery

Development

Videos

See also

Patch history

References

  1. robertsspaceindustries.com "Crusader Ares". Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  2. robertsspaceindustries.com "Crusader Ares Star Fighter". Retrieved July 17, 2021. (7.1 MB PDF download)
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