Republic Fleet Firetail
Minmatar agent LP award. Almost certainly the fastest non-interceptor frigate, the Firetail can reach truly impressive speeds because of its high base speed and 5% per level bonus. Mounts two turrets and two launchers, 3 mids and 3 lows.
With the Firetail's damage types are spread out between weapon types and the lack of a direct damage increase to either Turrets or Launchers, the Firetail has less damage potential than most other frigates. It is, however, extraordinarily fast for it's type. With max skills it is the fastest base speed of any of the Tech 1 Frigates. As such, pilots must use this advantage.
Most commonly, the Firetail has two Artillery cannons and two Standard Launchers equipped. This gives the Firetail a chance to use it's speed bonus well, not even requiring an Afterburner or Micro Warp Drive to keep optimal range to it's targets. An Autocannon/Rocket combo can be used, and while the Firetail's Shields and Armor are very good for a frigate, it would be unwise to risk losing this expensive ship in such a careless brawl.
The Firetail can be obtained in three different ways; it can be purchased from another player, usually selling for about thirty million ISK; it can be purchased using Loyalty Points at the cost of 80,000 LP as well as a Rifter and another Upgrade module; or it can be made by purchasing the Blueprint for fewer Loyalty Points, then manufactured. The cost of the Firetail makes it fairly prohibitive to newer players. However, if a newer player is running many level 1 missions and prefers to use a Frigate over a Cruiser, the Firetail is a good investment. After the player is done with level 1 missions it can easily be resold for the price it was purchased for.
Description & Bonuses
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.
Max velocity : 325 m/sec
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Manufacturing time : 1 Hour, 40 Minutes
Production limit : 30
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