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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.

Features[]

Armament

  • It has a total of six weapon hardpoints
    • two size 3 weapon hardpoints below the cockpit that are equipped with size 3 CF-337 Panther Repeaters,
    • two size 3 hardpoints below the wings that are equipped with size 3 M5A Cannons,
    • and two size 4 hardpoints below the wings that are equipped with size 4 M6A Cannons.
  • 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[]

Note.png For further information about hardpoints, see Component hardpoints and How the hardpoints table works.

Avionics
Type Quantity Size Grade Class Manufacturer Model

Logo Radar.png Radars
1
Unknown
Ecouter
Systems
Type Quantity Size Grade Class Manufacturer Model

Logo Power Plants.png Power Plants
1
 S  2
C
Military
Logo Aegis Dynamics.png AEGS
Maelstrom
Logo Coolers.png Coolers
2
 S  1
B
Military
Logo Aegis Dynamics.png AEGS
Polar
Logo Shield Generators.png Shield Generators
4
 S  1
C
Stealth
Logo Ascension Astro clear.png ASAS
Shimmer

Propulsion systems
Type Quantity Size Grade Class Manufacturer Model
Logo Quantum Drives.png Quantum Drives
1
 S  1
C
Civilian
Logo Tarsus Electronics clear.png TARS
Expedition
Thrusters
Logo Main Thrusters.png Main Thrusters Logo Maneuvering Thrusters.png Maneuvering Thrusters
Quantity Model Quantity Model

3
Main Thruster
12
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
2
Retro Thruster

Weapons
Quantity Weapon size Hardpoint size Weapon model Manufacturer Weapon type
2x1
 S  4
 S  4
M6A Cannon
Logo Behring Applied Technology.png BEHR
Laser Cannon
2x1
 S  3
 S  3
M5A Cannon
Logo Behring Applied Technology.png BEHR
Laser Cannon
2x1
 S  3
 S  3
CF-337 Panther Repeater
Logo Klaus and Werner clear.png KLWE
Laser Repeater
Turrets
Quantity Weapon size Turret type Weapon model Manufacturer Weapon type
1x2
 S  3
Remote
M5A Cannon
Logo Behring Applied Technology.png BEHR
Laser Repeater
Missiles
Quantity Missile size Missile model Manufacturer Tracking signal Rack size Rack model
2x2
 S  2
Ignite II
Logo Firestorm Kinetics clear.png FSKI
Infrared
 S  3
MSD-322 Missile Rack
Utility Items
Quantity Item size Hardpoint size Item model Manufacturer Item type
1x1
 S  5
 S  5
Unknown
Unknown
Weapon Mount

In game availability[]

Dealership[]

Not available for purchase.

Rental[]

Note.png See Renting for a full list.

Not available for renting.

Paints[]

Trivia[]

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.

During Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950 a 2-seat training variant was featured in Jax McCleary's Whitley's Guide episode "IAE 2950 - Anvil Aerospace".

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