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Loaner Ship Matrix

When you buy a ship online, it is possible that the ship is still in draft or design stage and may not be available in-game. If this is the case, CIG will lend you a replacement ship in the meantime.

Below is a loaner ship matrix, which currently includes all ships not available in the Persistent Universe and their respective loaners, as well as complement ships.

There are a few points to note about this list:

  • The concept of "ship loaners" was introduced to allow players with a game package and a single ship to play when that ship was unavailable. The loaner of each ship is not intended to be a 1:1 "best case substitute" for the ship that is not ready to fly.

  • If a new ship becomes Flight Ready and is a better substitute, the loaner will be updated.

  • Due to the current restrictions imposed by Arena Commander, some ships have a second loaner allowing them to play in all game modes. Example: Freelancer owners receive a Arrow for use in Arena Commander game modes.

  • They're not permanent additions to your fleet. Once a ship on this list is ready for flight, the loaner will be replaced by the ship you purchased and removed from this list.

  • Keep in mind that if you have several concept ships that grant the same loaner you will only receive one loaner for all of them. Example: If you own the Hull A and Hull B, you will only receive one Freelancer as the loaner.

  • Loaners will not stack. You will never receive more than one loaned ship, no matter how many are allocated based on the number of ships in your hangar. Example: Owning four Pioneers will not grant four Caterpillars.

  • RSI Support cannot swap loaners by request.

 Your Ship State Loaner(s)
 600i Executive Fly Ready 325a
 600i Explorer Fly Ready 325a, Cyclone
 600i Touring Fly Ready 325a
 890 Jump Fly Ready 325a, 85x
 Apollo Medivac In Concept Cutlass Red
 Apollo Triage In Concept Cutlass Red
 Ares Inferno In Concept Hurricane, F7C-M Super Hornet
 Ares Ion In Concept Hurricane, F7C-M Super Hornet
 Carrack Fly Ready URSA Rover, Pisces C8
 Carrack Expedition Fly Ready URSA Rover, Pisces C8
 Carrack Expedition w/C8X Fly Ready URSA Rover, Pisces C8X Expedition
 Carrack w/C8X Fly Ready URSA Rover, Pisces C8X Expedition
 Caterpillar Fly Ready Buccaneer
 Caterpillar Best In Show Fly Ready Buccaneer
 Caterpillar Pirate Fly Ready Buccaneer
 Constellation Taurus In Concept Constellation Andromeda
 Corsair In Concept Constellation Aquila, Buccaneer
 Crucible In Concept Constellation Andromeda
 Cyclone Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Cyclone AA Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Cyclone MT Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Cyclone RC Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Cyclone RN Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Cyclone TR Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Dragonfly Black Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Dragonfly Starkitten Pink Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Dragonfly Yellowjacket Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Endeavor In Concept Starfarer, Cutlass Red
 Freelancer Fly Ready Arrow
 Freelancer DUR Fly Ready Arrow
 Freelancer Max Fly Ready Arrow
 Freelancer Mis Fly Ready Arrow
 G12 In Concept Cyclone TR
 G12a In Concept Cyclone AA
 G12r In Concept Cyclone RC
 Genesis Starliner In Production Mercury Star Runner
 Hercules A2 In Concept Mercury Star Runner, Caterpillar, Starfarer Gemini
 Hercules C2 In Concept Mercury Star Runner, Caterpillar
 Hercules M2 In Concept Mercury Star Runner, Caterpillar
 Hull A In Concept Freelancer
 Hull B In Concept Freelancer
 Hull C In Production Caterpillar
 Hull D In Concept Caterpillar, Reclaimer
 Hull E In Concept Caterpillar, Reclaimer
 Hurricane Fly Ready F7C-M Super Hornet
 Idris-K In Production Hammerhead, Vanguard Harbinger, MPUV-1P Passenger
 Idris-M In Production Hammerhead, Vanguard Harbinger, MPUV-1P Passenger
 Idris-P In Production Hammerhead, Vanguard Harbinger, MPUV-1P Passenger
 Javelin In Production Hammerhead, Vanguard Harbinger, MPUV-1C Cargo
 Kraken In Concept Hammerhead, Caterpillar, Buccaneer
 Kraken Privateer In Concept Hammerhead, Carterpillar, Buccaneer
 Lynx Rover In Concept URSA Rover
 Mantis Fly Ready Aurora LN
 Merchantman In Concept Caterpillar, Defender
 MOLE Fly Ready Arrow
 MOLE Carbon Fly Ready Arrow
 MOLE Talus Fly Ready Arrow
 Nautilus In Concept Hammerhead, Avenger Titan
 Nautilus Solstice In Concept Hammerhead, Avenger Titan
 Nova In Concept URSA Rover
 Nox Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Nox Kue Fly Ready Aurora MR
 Orion In Concept Mole, Prospector
 Perseus In Concept Hammerhead, Vanguard Harbinger
 Pioneer In Concept Caterpillar, Nomad
 Polaris In Concept Hammerhead, Vanguard Harbinger
 Ranger CV In Concept Cyclone
 Ranger RC In Concept Cyclone RC
 Ranger TR In Concept Cyclone TR
 Redeemer Hangar Ready Valkyrie
 Retaliator Base In Concept Retaliator Bomber, Gladiator
 Retaliator Bomber Fly Ready Gladiator
 ROC Fly Ready Aurora MR
 ROC DS Fly Ready Aurora MR
 San'tok.yāi Fly Ready Khartu-Al
 SRV In Concept Prospector
 Talon Fly Ready Khartu-Al
 Talon Shrike Fly Ready Khartu-Al
 Terrapin Fly Ready F7C-M Super Hornet
 Valkyrie Fly Ready F7C-M Super Hornet
 Valkyrie Liberator Fly Ready F7C-M Super Hornet
 Vulcan In Concept Freelancer
 Vulture In Concept Prospector, Buccaneer
 X1 Base In Concept Aurora MR, Nox
 X1 Force In Concept Aurora MR, Nox
 X1 Velocity In Concept Aurora MR, Nox

From "Concept" to "Fly Ready" status, the ships go through the following process:

  • In Concept
    Artists and designers determine the concept appearance, 3D renderings and functional design of a ship.

  • Long Term Production
    Development work is planned and added to the roadmap.

  • In Production
    Development, designers and quality assurance work on the ship from start to finish.

  • Hangar Ready
    The ship can be loaded for display and interaction in the Hangar.

  • Fly Ready
    The ship are ready in game.
    It can fly with full operations including physics, interactions, systems, fuel, cargo, and more.

Notes & References

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