Gladiator

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Overview[edit]

The Gladiator is the Argon bomber craft. It is one of the few bombers not crippled by a serious weakness that is easy to exploit, and is a popular ship in its class, however it is pretty roundly beaten by the preferred Paranid Hades.

Background[edit]

Roughly twice the size of a Nova, the Gladiator bomber poses a credible threat to hostile capital ships and stations alike.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

Combat[edit]

The Gladiator fights with Tomahawk missiles, and can launch up to 8 of them at once. This is enough to devastate any target, however the slow speed of Tomahawks means that the Gladiator struggles against fighters, particularly of the M4 class. A point defence turret does allow it some protection against aggressors.

Equipment[edit]

The Gladiator fires the Tomahawk Heavy Missile.

Availability[edit]

Argon Gladiator
ClassM8 Bomber
Buy:Federation Guardian @5,409,482 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)62.5 - 125 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)8 - 16 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)13.9 - 27.9 RPM
Hull Strength25,000
Max. Shield (Total)5 x 25 MJ (125 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,200 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)500 - 750 @ L
Laser Capacitor1,000 MJ
Laser Recharge30 MW
Front Missile Turret: 2 Launch Tubes
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Variant Cloudbase South East Legend's Home
Gladiator x x

It may also be captured from Argon patrols or pirate forces typically spawned by station defense missions.

Suggested Roles[edit]

As a bomber, the Gladiator serves as a missile launching platform from relatively long range to destroy capital ships and stations.

See Also[edit]


Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M8 Ships
Argon  Gladiator
ATF  none
Boron  Marlin
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Auster Hauler
Paranid  Hades
Pirate  none
Split  Viper
Teladi  Peregrine
Terran  Claymore
Xenon  none
Yaki  none
Argon Navigation
Core Sectors Argon Prime | Herron's Nebula | Home of Light | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Montalaar | Omicron Lyrae | Red Light | Ringo Moon | The Wall
Border Sectors Aladna Hill | Albion Alpha | Albion Beta | Albion Delta | Albion Gamma | Akeela's Beacon | Antigone Memorial | Argon Sector M148 | Belt of Aguilar | Black Hole Sun | Cloudbase North West | Cloudbase South East | Cloudbase South West | Circle Of Labour | Elena's Fortune | Elysium of Light | Interworlds | Getsu Fune | Midnight Star | Nathan's Voyage | Nyana's Hideout | Ore Belt | Power Circle | President's End | The Hole | Three Worlds | Treasure Chest | Wastelands
Capital Ships M1: Colossus | M2: Titan | M2+: None | M7: Cerberus | M7C: Griffon | M7M: Minotaur
Fighters M3: Nova | M3+: Eclipse | M4: Buster | M4+: Elite | M5: Arrow, Discoverer, Starburst
Escort Ships M6: Centaur | M6+: Heavy Centaur | M8: Gladiator
Transports TL: Mammoth | TM: Magnetar | TP: Express, Phantom | TS: Mercury | TS+: Lotan
Shipyards Argon Prime | Argon Sector M148 | Cloudbase South East | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Omicron Lyrae
Racial Wares Argnu Beef | Cloth Rimes | Meatsteak Cahoonas | Space Fuel