Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby Falcon_D » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:28 am

pargyrak wrote:I will buy one, engineer it and use it as a module storage if I do not like it :)
For this it is perfect :)


Pretty much this.
I already have the other 3 and haven’t thought of getting another ship for sometime. Didn’t like the Beluga’s looks much and not really into passenger game play. So I guess I might as well spend my credits on this and then use it to make the credits to A-rate and engineer it.
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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby Loriath » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:51 am

Dawg finally wore me down and I bought a Spoiler. It came with a Type 10 Defender Attached. :P

So impression is its better than the Conda as Tor said for handling, although jump range suffers. Best I can get is 29 ly. Still working on the Weapons. And I need to beef up the Bi-Weaves since a 6 is small.

Other than that, its fun. Will engineer it more today.
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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby TorTorden » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:42 am

class 8 shields on mine.

Almost 1k mj worth but that's after like six boosters.
Think I'm going to go get them the thermal treatment as well.

As for jump range. best I'm seeing is <19, less than my corvette.
it's a battle ship after and I don't intend to gimp it with D class and downgraded modules.
Although a class 7 plant would probably do for power now that I think about it.

But honestly I could drop a few optionals for larger fsd and pds.
Also FD should at the handling in SC. it's a copy paste from the t9 and quite agonizing.
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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby pargyrak » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:46 am

I got mine with Reactive Armor and HRPs. 6A shields for the moment till I go around all the engineers to pimp my spoiler. :)
With g5 FSD I get a bit more than 25ly. If I put the 7A SCB and the 8A SG it will be slightly less specially after my visit the Jean....
Shields are at 1K now with 6 HV G5 SBs but with 8A G5are over 2.5K

DD3 Thrusters for now. It is not too bad. Like my Anaconda. Will go to Palin for DD5 in the end of the engineers tour. Perhaps I can test drive it against some Xenos over there.
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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby Judson » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:06 am

Been too busy ahem working in Njiri to get me one yet but when I do I am thinking prismatic shield when on Thargoid duty but bi weave for standard combat. Watching with jealous eyes here!
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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby pargyrak » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am

Judson wrote:Been too busy ahem working in Njiri to get me one yet but when I do I am thinking prismatic shield when on Thargoid duty but bi weave for standard combat. Watching with jealous eyes here!


Hope to have finished engineering it tonight and then, when the war starts, we can wing up in Njiri :)
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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby TorTorden » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:27 am

And as for speeds.

I get 202ms with two pips to engines, 220 with four, and about 280 boost.
That's only with Dirty 3.
That's fairly comparable to a stock vulture in straight lines speed, slightly higher boost on the vulture yes.

If you can't fight with that you need to quit, like now.
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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby Phillipus » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:19 pm

Bought one. A-rated it. Tried it out. Sold it. It's cak.

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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby Imo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:27 pm

It is an interesting ship of limited use. My T-10 got slightly over 3000 MJ shield strengh and survives well in the conflict zones. Especially if you take a crew that supports to additional power pips. The T-10 feels like a big ASP Explorer. It can fire best forward even with turrets but is turning too slow to keep anything in sight. In this case the Anaconda is more useful by fireing in all directions easy.

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Re: Type 10 Defender Buyer's Guide

Postby AJStoner » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:28 pm

Has anyone tried an exploration build for this? Might get a decent jump range with the FSD engineered to grade 5 and most of the gear D-rated. That, at least, would be a reason for me to keep it.
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