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Sidewinder Mk. I
Sidewinder Mk I.jpg
Manufacturer: Faulcon DeLacy
Cost: 32,000 Cr
Top Speed*: 220 m/s
Boost Speed*: 320 m/s
Maneuverability*: 8
Shields*: 40
Armour*: 60
Type: Multirole
Hull Mass: 25 tons
Hardpoints: 2 Small Hardpoints
Utility Mounts: 2 Utility Mounts
Internal Compartments: 2x Size 2 Compartments
1x Size 1 Compartment
Hyperspace Capable: Yes
Landing Pad Size: Small
*Information represents the ship's default performance.

Most pilots start their careers in the Sidewinder. It is a classic ship design that has been in use (in various configurations) since 2982. Its original design was as a light support ship and it lacked jump capability. Modern compact drives have enabled jump-capable versions to be created, making this a useful all rounder. Some navies still use these ships as fighters and patrol craft.
~ In-game description


The Sidewinder Mk. I is a small multi-role ship, capable of performing almost any task from combat to trading. Originally designed as a naval scout craft, the new hyperspace capable sidewinder is a versatile ship not to be under-estimated.

Featuring two small hardpoints, two utility mounts, a decent jump range, and superb maneuverability, a sidewinder can be outfitted as a potent combat craft while retaining available space for either a modest cargo hold, or for additional combat equipment such as shield cell banks or frame shift drive interdictors.

When starting out in Elite: Dangerous, a sidewinder is loaned to the player for no cost. Another sidewinder will be loaned to the player should they have their current craft destroyed, and declare bankruptcy. Loaned sidewinders have no value when sold, although there are no limitations on how long they can be used.

Default Equipment

Slot Slot Class Default Module Default Class Default Rating
Reactor Bay 2 Power Plant 2 E
Thruster Mounting 2 Thrusters 2 E
FSD Housing 2 Frame Shift Drive 2 E
Environment Control 1 Life Support 1 E
Power Coupling 1 Power Distributor 1 E
Sensor Suite 1 Sensors 1 E
Fuel Store 1 Fuel Tank 1 C
Internal Compartment 2 Shield Generator 2 E
Internal Compartment 2 Cargo Rack (Capacity: 4) 2 E
Internal Compartment 1 Basic Discovery Scanner 1 E

Ship Specifications

Ship Mass 46.9 tons
Cargo Capacity 4 tons
Fuel Capacity 2 tons
Jump Range (Unladen) 7.56 Ly
Jump Range (Laden) 6.96 Ly
Power Capacity 6.40 MW
Power Usage 5.24 MW

Purchase Locations

System Station
Achenar Baker Terminal
Alano Leestma Port
Avalon Noctilux
Beta Sculptoris Fan Horizons
Beta-1 Tucanae Adams Orbital
Cartu Giraud Ring
CD-52 187 Nojiri Dock
Cockaigne Ottley's Landing
Eotienses Parkinson Dock
Gliese 828 Braun Station
Jeterait Bradshaw Hub
Leesti George Lucas
LFT 926 Meredith City
Luyten's Star Ashby City
Nuenets Laliberte Enterprise
Priva Dugan Dock
Soch Whitcomb Ring
Wuru Schuster Hub
WW Piscis Austrini Ivins Vision

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