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The GLi-Tech RAGE Gunboat is a Federation ship in Escape Velocity Nova.

"In an attempt to combat the Abomination and the Striker, Federation Scientists have developed the Reactive Armor General Equipment (RAGE) Gunboat. The hyperbolic 'General Equipment' refers to the fact that the Gunboat mounts Auroran FPC technology, and stolen Polaris wraithii material. The reactive armor plating is nearly impenetrable to lesser weapons, and the ship has outstanding speed and maneuverability for a vessel its size. Only time will tell if it is enough to stand up to the might of the Aurora, or the technology of the Polaris." ― Buying a RAGE

The RAGE Gunboat is a light warship built like a brick and outfitted with weaponry stolen from other factions.


Corvette Class (#172)[]

"Gas hisses violently out of a dozen ports on this ugly RAGE Gunboat. The captain seems unsure as to your command worthiness, but seems willing to abide by his superior's orders to escort you. The excited rear admiral points out the advanced weaponry hard-mounted at various points around the ship; a truly vicious weapon." ― Hiring a RAGE

  • Purchase/Hire Appearance %: 90%/25%
  • Purchase Cost: 2.5M
  • Hire Cost: 250k/upfront 25k/day
  • Nova pict 6070 thumb Speed: 425
  • Nova pict 6069 thumb Acceleration: 575
  • Nova pict 6072 thumb Turning: 45
  • Nova pict 6067 thumb Shields: 500
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Shield Regen: 12
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Shield Recharge per second: 0.36
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Minutes to recharge Shields: 23.1
  • Nova pict 6052 thumb Armor: 400
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Regen: 2
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Armor Recharge per second: 0.06
  • Nova pict 6055 thumb Minutes to recharge Armor: 111.1
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Disabled at Armor %: 10%
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Pre-disabled Armor: 360
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Total Fighting HP: 860
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Max Ion: 300
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Deionize: 35
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Total Outfits Space: 130t
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Free Outfit Space: 75t
  • Nova pict 6061 thumb Cargo Space: 20t
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Max Guns: 5
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Guns: 2 Fusion Pulse Cannons
  • Nova pict 6003 thumb Max Turrets: 2
  • Nova pict 6008 thumb Missiles: 2 Wraith Cannon (40 ammo), 1 Etheric Wake Missile Launcher (5 ammo)
  • Nova pict 6056 thumb Outfits: 1 Afterburner, 1 Military IR Jammer, 1 Military Radar Jammer
  • Nova pict 6128 thumb Energy: 500 (5 jumps)
  • Nova pict 6074 thumb Jump Time: 2 days
  • Nova pict 6073 thumb Jump Speed: 125%
  • Targetable by PD?: Yes
  • Strength: 450
  • AI Type: Interceptor

Technical Variants[]

Stat changes are relative to the stats of the basic model. The basic model is Corvette Class.

The following shipvariant is unavailable in the shipyard and serves a particular gameplay purpose.

worse stats (#373)[]


These are the RAGEs that defend Krane during Assassinate Krane in the Heraan Storyline.

Gameplay Analysis[]

RAGE Gunboat Shipyard

"With some rather intense firepower, this ship is a terror in it's field. Capable of taking on much larger ships (especially when in packs), you should hope that you don't have to face one of these down." ― EVula Survival Guide

The RAGE Gunboat works best in a tantrum. One RAGE can be a headache but three can take out a Aurora Carrier. The Bureau makes heavy use of this craft as a strike vessel and they ALWAYS send them in a tantrum.

If you fear the tantrum, just wait until they've wasted their ammunition. Like the Fed Destroyer before it, the RAGE becomes laughable when its missile stocks are depleted. Powerful ships like the Javelin have no need of such delaying tactics, however.

In the Rebel Storyline, there are two RAGEs defending Commander Krane when she travels in the Prodigal Son which can make her ship hard to board. Ionizing weapons such as Ion Cannons or Hellhound Missiles are very effective at neutralizing them.


The RAGE Gunboat was made by Dave Williams of ATMOS, who called it a silly little thing.

It was called the 'Rage Gunboat' for ages then someone typed RAGE and it had to be backronymed. It already had reactive armour so that was the start. Dave decided 'General Equipment' was the Bureau's euphemism for stolen Polaris technology.


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Ship Spins[]

This ship has one set with 36 frames.

  • Ship: 48x48
  • Weapon: 48x48
  • Engine: 48x48

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Additional Images[]

Nova Federation
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Federation Ships: Viper (v) (i) 100k, Anaconda (v) (i) 150k, Scout Ship (v) (i) 400k, Patrol Boat (v) (i) 500k, Destroyer (v) (i) 2M, RAGE Gunboat (v) (i) 2.5M, Carrier (v) (i) 12M
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