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Test Flight : Republic Fleet Firetail

by on Jun.05, 2009, under EVE Online

Minmatar ships, they look like they are taped together but once you fly one, you’ll love the speed. The Republic Fleet Firetail has been high on my list of ships to test out ever since seeing it in action during the recent Alliance tournaments.

 Republic Fleet Firetail by you.

The Firetail is modeled off a fighter frigate known as the Shamrock, a design used by a small, now-extinct pirate faction known as Lazari Dromitus.  The blueprint found its way into the hands of Matari military forces after a raid on Lazari Dromitus’s headquarters succeeded in killing its leader, thus beheading the organization and scattering its remnants to the four winds.  It has since been improved upon and upgraded, and the Firetail is now a mainstay in most Republic Fleet patrols.

Minmatar Frigate Skill Bonus: 5% bonus to maximum velocity and 7.5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret tracking speed per level

Speed is a thrill .. Cap stable at 76% and speeding along at 1641 m/s (even faster if I have Minmatar Frigate V trained), the technicians have given me one hell of a zippy devil. I look forward to using this in fleets one day. Meanwhile, Gone Berserk mission is offered and I pursue the terrorist fanatics. Had to swap fits to get more DPS out of the ship and dumped the stasis webifier since it wasn’t helping much. Had to remind the weapon technician to load more rockets as I actually ran out right at the end! These fanatics sure don’t know when to quit!

[08:11:32] Message > EoM Priest:  More vermin have showed up on our doorstep.  Purge the unbelievers, in the name of the Lord!

[08:16:02] Message > EoM Priest:  Brothers, our own are suffering at the hands of these infidels.  Come to their aid at once!

[Republic Fleet Firetail, Mica - PvE ]
Overdrive Injector System II
Overdrive Injector System II
Gyrostabilizer II

1MN Afterburner II
Tracking Computer II, Tracking Speed
Peripheral Weapon Navigation Diameter

‘Malkuth’ Rocket Launcher I, Foxfire Rocket
‘Malkuth’ Rocket Launcher I, Foxfire Rocket
200mm Light Gallium I Machine Gun, EMP S
200mm Light Gallium I Machine Gun, EMP S

[empty rig slot]
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Test Flight : Caldari Navy Hookbill

by on Jun.04, 2009, under EVE Online

Got a new mission while out testing the faction frigates. The Seven’s Brothel Objective : Find and eliminate the leader of the ‘Seven’s’ forces within their compound, then report back to your agent.

Great time to test another faction frigate from the collection! I’ve not been a fan of the aesthetics of Caldari ships (what is with the all the blinking lights?) but the Caldari Navy Hookbill actually looks pretty good.

 Caldari Navy Hookbill by you.

Long struggling with a reputation for being the ugly duckling of the Caldari ship repertoire, the Hookbill recently got a new lease on life, being upgraded from a routine patrol vessel into a fleet-standard frigate. With the advancements brought on by the upgrade, the time is nigh for this little slugger to prove itself on battlefields throughout Caldari space and beyond.

Caldari Frigate Skill Bonus: 10% bonus to Shield capacity and 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret optimal range per level

Shield tanked, this ship hardly broke a sweat against “Sarah”, the leader of the forces I had to eliminate. DPS was comparable to the Comet and slightly faster at 970 m/s. Losietes was definitely pleased when I reported success in a rather quick time.

[Caldari Navy Hookbill, Mica - PvE Blasters]
Power Diagnostic System II
Power Diagnostic System II
Overdrive Injector System II

1MN Afterburner II
Small Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Small Shield Booster II
V-M15 Braced Multispectral Shield Matrix

Light Neutron Blaster II, Antimatter Charge S
Light Neutron Blaster II, Antimatter Charge S
‘Malkuth’ Rocket Launcher I, Gremlin Rocket
‘Malkuth’ Rocket Launcher I, Gremlin Rocket

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Test Flight : Gallente Navy Comet

by on Jun.04, 2009, under EVE Online

Ever since getting most of the  faction frigates together, I’ve not had time to do a proper test flight (missions only.. Not yet able to use them in actual combat!). Recorded the following image while running a Level 2 mission. With the rather large lights up front, the Gallente Navy Comet looks like a police vehicle!

Gallente Navy Comet by you.

The Comet’s design comes from one Arnerore Rylerave, an engineer and researcher of the Roden Shipyards corporation.  Originally created as a standard-issue police patrol vessel, its tremendous maneuverability and great offensive capabilities catapulted it into the Navy’s ranks, where it is now a widely-used skirmish vessel.

Gallente Frigate Skill Bonus: 7.5% bonus to Small Hybrid Weapon tracking speed and 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage per level

The flight technicians had equipped the frigate with a standard load out for missions (wanted T2 rails but they had ran out!). It definitely feels very quick to handle at 900 m/s although it lacks the DPS of my favorite frigate class ship the Ishkur. The Serpertis pirates took slightly longer to take down but it was pretty manageable.

[Gallente Navy Comet, Mica - PvE]
Small Inefficient Armor Repair Unit
100mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Damage Control II

1MN Afterburner II
Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II

‘Malkuth’ Standard Missile Launcher I, Sabretooth Light Missile
‘Malkuth’ Standard Missile Launcher I, Sabretooth Light Missile
75mm Compressed Coil Gun I, Antimatter Charge S
75mm Compressed Coil Gun I, Antimatter Charge S

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[empty rig slot]

Hobgoblin II x1

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Working for Sisters of EVE and collecting some Faction Frigates!

by on Apr.23, 2009, under EVE Online

Since our departure from 0.0, I’ve been busy getting in contact with my old agents. Unfortunately, Inesmir Jimud from Sisters of Eve won’t talk to me as I’ve not gained enough standing with them. Its time to unpack my trusty Ishkur and help them clear the pirate scum near their agents.

One of my dreams has been to own most (if not all) of the faction frigates dreamt by the engineers from various factions. I’ve finally managed to get in contact with some traders and got this sweet collection below. Hopefully, I’ll have time to assemble them and get them fitted nicely to run some missions.

Faction Frigates by Jar Calhoun.

Amarr Navy Slicer – 40mil
Caldari Navy Hookbill – 35mil
Daredevil – 75mil
Dramiel – 60mil
Gallente Navy Comet – 35mil
Republic Fleet Firetail – 28mil
Succubus – 54mil
Worm – 40mil
Cruor – 140mil+ (Not in collection)

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