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Split Viper
ClassM8 Bomber
Buy:Family Protector @5,423,203 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)87.5 - 175 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)15 - 31 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)11.8 - 23.7 RPM
Hull Strength20,000
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 25 MJ (100 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,040 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)500 - 700 @ L
Laser Capacitor1,200 MJ
Laser Recharge34 MW
Front Missile Turret: 2 Launch Tubes
                                                                                                         Rear x 1


The Viper is the Split bomber ship. It is the fastest in its class and its shields are not as ridiculously lacking as many Split ships are. However, it has the smallest cargo capacity of the bomber class, meaning it cannot carry as much ordinance as its counterparts.


Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

The Split were naturally among the first to develop a specialised bomber capability. The Viper epitomises the best of Split ship design and combat effectiveness.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Viper looks similar to many other Split fighters, with an angular fuselage and a rust-red color.


The Viper fights like any other bomber, and has the usual single point-defence weapon in its rear. Its better speed means it can more easily evade being swamped and destroyed by fighters, although its weak shielding means if it does get caught, it has little chance of survival.


The Viper utilizes the Tomahawk Heavy Missile.


Variant Rhonkar's Trial Patriarch's Conclusion Zyarth's Stand
Viper x x x

It may also be found among Split patrols and pirate wings spawned by station defense missions and is vulnerable to the bail and claim mechanic.

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Viper excels at launching its load of missiles at opposing capital ships and stations at long range and then utilizing its fast speed to retreat to safety. This makes it the perfect hit-and-run type of bomber if one is fascinated by this role.

See Also[edit]

Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M8 Ships
Argon  Gladiator
ATF  none
Boron  Marlin
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Auster Hauler
Paranid  Hades
Pirate  none
Split  Viper
Teladi  Peregrine
Terran  Claymore
Xenon  none
Yaki  none

Split Navigation
Core Sectors Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhonkar | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Family Zein | Njy's Deception | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhy's Crusade | Thuruk's Pride
Border Sectors Cho's Defeat | Contorted Dominion | Family Ryk | Family Whi | Family Zyarth | Ghinn's Escape | Patriarch's Keep | Patriarch's Retreat | Rhonkar's Clouds | Rhonkar's Fire | Rhonkar's Trial | Rhy's Desire | Tharka's Sun | The Shallows | Thuruk's Beard | Thyn's Abyss | Thyn's Excavation | Tkr's Deprivation | Wretched Skies | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand
Capital Ships M1: Raptor | M2: Python | M2+: Pteranodon | M7: Tiger, Panther | M7C: None | M7M: Cobra
Fighters M3: Mamba | M3+: Chimera | M4: Scorpion | M4+: Asp | M5: Jaguar
Escort Ships M6: Dragon | M6+: Heavy Dragon | M8: Viper
Transports TL: Elephant | TM: Boa | TP: Iguana, Ocelot | TS: Caiman | TS+: Drake
Shipyards Cho's Defeat | Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhonkar's Trial | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand (AP only)
Racial Wares Rastar Oil | Chelts Meat | Scruffin Fruits | Spaceflies | Massom Powder