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Factional variants of the Starbridge
Civilian Modified Pirate Rebellion

The Donald Chick Rebel Starbridge is a Rebellion ship in Escape Velocity Nova. In order to purchase this ship, you must have been reassigned to the intelligence division of the Rebellion and your shareware trial must not have passed 30 days.

"As always, the controversial Starbridge finds service in areas other than its intended use in commerce. The excellent (if expensive) Starbridge design has been adapted to the needs of the Rebellion by Donald Chick, ex-CEO of Sigma Shipyards. It has been decades since Sir Donald has put his hand to a set of hydrospanners, but he has taken his small team of craftsmen and churned out the best variant of the Starbridge yet." ― Buying a Rebel Starbridge

The ubiquitous Starbridge has spawned several variants, not least of which is the Rebel version. The Rebel Starbridge is the Rebel answer to the Federation Patrol Boat, a fast, well-armed multirole starship. 


"You've seen other Starbridges before, but this one is the best executed of them all. She has turbo-fans twice the thickness of the best custom model, and high-tech weaponry coming out of her ears. The crew look tired and harried, though; even with ships such as these, they're still doing the work of three times the people required." ― Hiring a Rebel Starbridge

Class B (#178)[]

For this base model only, stat changes are relative to the Starbridge, Class A.

  • Purchase/Hire Appearance %: 95%/60%
  • Purchase Cost: 650k (+50k)
  • Hire Cost: 65k/upfront 6.5k/day
  • Upgrade: Class C
  • Upgrade Cost: 40k
  • Nova pict 6070 thumb Speed: 420 (+20)
  • Nova pict 6069 thumb Acceleration: 580 (+30)
  • Nova pict 6072 thumb Turning: 55 (+5)
  • Nova pict 6067 thumb Shields: 445 (+15)
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Shield Regen: 59 (-5)
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Shield Recharge per second: 1.77
  • Nova pict 6065 thumb Minutes to recharge Shields: 4.19
  • Nova pict 6052 thumb Armor: 145 (+10)
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Disabled at Armor %: 10% (-23%)
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Pre-disabled Armor: 189
  • Nova pict 6309 thumb Total Fighting HP: 634
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Max Ion: 210 (+10)
  • Nova pict 6134 thumb Deionize: 40 (+10)
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Total Outfits Space: 100t (+34)
  • Nova pict 6062 thumb Free Outfit Space: 20t
  • Nova pict 6061 thumb Cargo Space: 20t (-10)
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Max Guns:5 (+1)
  • Nova pict 6001 thumb Guns: 3 Medium Blasters
  • Nova pict 6003 thumb Max Turrets: 2
  • Nova pict 6003 thumb Turrets: 1 Light Blaster Turret
  • Nova pict 6008 thumb Missiles: 2 Gravimetric Missile Launchers (15 ammo)
  • Nova pict 6056 thumb Outfits: 1 Rebel IR Jammer, 1 Rebel Radar Jammer, 1 Afterburner
  • Nova pict 6128 thumb Energy: 500 (5 jumps)
  • Nova pict 6053 thumb Mass: 98t
  • Nova pict 6074 thumb Jump Time: 1 day
  • Targetable by PD?: Yes
  • Strength: 275 (+25)
  • AI Type: Warship

Wild Variants[]

Shipvariant stat changes are relative to the stats of the basic model. The basic model is Class B.

The following shipvariants are unavailable in the shipyard and must be captured in the field.

Class C (#340)[]


Class C #2 (#341)[]


The R.SB.C2 if stripped of all of its weapons has an amazing amount of weapons space (upwards of 150 tons).

Class D (#342)[]


Class E (#343)[]


It's just like the Mod.SB.E but with a 1 day jump, more equipment space and a more salvagable cargo hold.

This is the R.SB with the best statistics overall, but less equipment space than some of its contemporaries.

Gameplay Analysis[]

Rebel Starbridge Shipyard

"Same as the Valkyrie, these ships are deadly. Unlike the Valk, however, these ships prefer to go in for the kill rather than hang back and take out their foes. With as many blasters as they have (and railguns at higher classes), they can definitely finish a battle relatively quickly." ― EVula Survival Guide

With the Rebellion Storyline, you gain access to the Bio-Relay Laser and the Wraith Cannon. These are Polaris weapons that are far superior to most Federation or Auroran technology and it is highly recommended that put these on your Rebel Starbridge if you choose to purchase one.


The Rebel Starbridge was modelled by Scott Vardy, torn back to individual polygons and put back together by Dave Williams for Lightwave, then remodelled by Dave with textures by either Philip Chick or Dave.


As the Starbridge but... <ship description>

Ship Spins[]

This ship has 36 frames per set and 3 sets for 108 frames in total.

  • Ship: 48x48
  • Engine: 72x72

Representative Images[]

Additional Images[]

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