The F8A Lightning is a small 1-person heavy fighter from Anvil Aerospace. The ship will be available to play in Squadron 42 with no announced plans to be implemented in the Persistent Universe as a player owned ship. The F8A is the military variant of the F8 Lightning variants and has six weapon hardpoints, one turret mount and two missile racks. Two civilian variants have been made available to concierge backers, the F8C Lightning and the F8C Lightning Executive-Edition, but both will only be available within the game after the release of Squadron 42.
|“||Designed as the next generation super space superiority fighter, particulary with fighting the Vanduul in mind, it is a more nimble, more heavily armed fighter craft than its F7 predecessor. Discarding the second turret for more fixed weaponry, the Lightning is designed to take out any target that is in front of it - and it's easy to get a target in front of it.||”|
- It has a total of six weapon hardpoints
- One turret is located on top that is equipped with two size 3 M5A Cannons.
- Two size 3 missile racks are located next to the turret, one to the right and left each, and are loaded with four Ignite II infrared missiles.
Default ship loadout
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In game availability
Not available for purchase.
Not available for renting.
During the Invictus Launch Week 2950 a squadron of F8A fighters from the UEEN 999th Test Squadron were shown in the trailer with a unique red and white paintwork, these ships also took part in the Invictus Launch Fleet. And a children can be seen playing with toy F8A at the end of the Invictus Launch Week 2950 - Be Inspired promotional video.
- F8C Lightning
- F8C Lightning Executive-Edition
- F8 Lightning variants
- List of ships
- List of ship and vehicle prices
|Anvil Aerospace (ANVL)|
Arrow • C8 Pisces • C8X Pisces Expedition • Carrack • Carrack Best in Show 2950 Edition • Carrack Expedition • Crucible • F7A Hornet • F7C Hornet • F7C Hornet Wildfire • F7C-M Super Hornet • F7C-M Super Hornet Heartseeker • F7C-R Hornet Tracker • F7C-S Hornet Ghost • F8A Lightning • F8C Lightning • F8C Lightning Executive-Edition • Gladiator • Hawk • Hurricane • Liberator • Terrapin • Valkyrie • Valkyrie Best in Show 2950 Edition • Valkyrie Liberator Edition •
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