Federal Dropship preparing to take of from a Coriolis station.
The Federal Dropship proved to be a disappointment to me. It is a combat ship with good weapons and decent cargo capability so I thought this would be great for those cargo or passenger missions where there is risk of being interdicted.
But the steering is really annoying! When trying to enter or exit a space station, the ship seems to overshoot so you have to adjust your steering a lot! The Python only score 2 in manoeuvrability but I think it actually handles better than the Federal Driftship!
The jump range is limited and the steering is kind of annoying - maybe some engineering updates can improve on this?
The Federal Dropship has good weapons and good component protection and can take some serious beating. With one Class 3 and four Class 4 weapons + two Class 4 Military slots this should be a nice combat ship for the price - but due to the bad manoeuvrability it can be hard to hit fast moving targets. So it is actually not that great for combat.
My advice: Don't buy the Federal Dropship - save your credits for something better!
|Max range:||18,22 ly|
|Max cargo:||164 t|
|Boost Speed:||350 m/s|
|Manoeuvrability:||3 ← This is a lie! It feels more like 1!|
|Weapons:||Class 3, Class 2 x 4|
|Internals:||Class 6, Class 5 x 2, Class 4, Class 3 x 2, Class 2|
|Military:||Class 4 x 2|
|Landing Pad Size:||Medium|