Viper Pirate Rebellion Federation Anaconda

The Pirate Viper is a pirate ship in Escape Velocity Nova.

"As soon as Comara released the Viper frame on the general market, a few shiploads of frames were bought up by notorious pirate shipwright Olaf Greyshoulders. He and his crew have totally refitted the shell, and the familiar shape of its advanced armor plating hides a wealth of minor and major improvements to the basic idea. But, as with all Greyshoulders upgrades, there is a hefty price to pay for the improved model. It's up to you to decide whether it's worth it." ― Buying a Pirate Viper
"The tall pirate that flies this ship is certainly confident of his worth, and that of his ship. "I've not had a single client unhappy with my work," he says, a broad grin of perfect white teeth breaking out across his coffee face. "I personally guarantee satisfaction. So, do you want to talk credits, or is my price too steep for you?"" ― Hiring a Pirate Viper

Gameplay Analysis

"Heavier than most fighters, it's still a Viper. A few quick shots of your blasters should disable it, and allow you to resell it for a pretty little penny." ― EVula Survival Guide
This ship is available as a primary craft and as a shipborne fighter. Note, however, that possession of a Pirate Viper Bay may incur the displeasure of Federation patrol craft.

This fighter comes in three versions: the Heavy Fighter (shown here), the Beam Variant which packs a Thunderhead Lance and Raven Rockets, and the Missle Variant which unloads a salvo of IR Missiles before returning to its mothership. The Heavy Fighter is the only one to appear without a mothership (the more advanced Pirate Carriers). Unless you use a plug-in that adds outfits for the other versions, the only bay you can buy is the Heavy Fighter.

Nova Pirates
Sub-factions: MaraudersFree TradersThe AssociationHouseless Warriors
Pirate Ships: Viper (v) (i) 110k, Argosy (v) (i) 250k, Thunderhead (v) (i) 425k, Valkyrie (v) (i) 500k, Enterprise (v) (i) 700k, Starbridge (v) (i) 725k, Manticore (v) (i) 12M, Carrier (v) (i) 15M (Unrelenting 0c)
Association Storyline (PreambleIntro MissionsFinal MissionsOffshootMerrol Missions)
Pirate OutfitsPirate Weapons

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