|FTL Range||6.75 LY|
|FTL Charge||12.5 sec|
The Raptor FR (Advanced Raptor Fleet Reconnaissance) is a modified variant of the Advanced Raptor. It is often compared to the Heavy Raider FR of the Cylon faction which has a near-equivalent layout and systems setup.
You can purchase the Raptor FR for 45,000 Cubits. You can switch between using an Advanced Raptor or a Raptor FR after purchasing the variant. This ship can be upgraded at Delta Canopis by seeing SCPO Chief Galen Tyrol. You must be at least Level 1 to upgrade this ship.
"A specialized variant of the Advanced Raptor, the Fleet Reconnaissance Raptor serves as the primary situational awareness and squadron mobility ship in the Colonial fleet. Chief Tyrol has traded some of the weapon and hull capacity of this Raptor for a marked increase in DRADIS, engine and FTP jump performance.
The Raptor FR's engine mounting grants a much broader range of modification, and its navigational systems have been specially adapted to increase the efficiency of FTL transponder systems." - SCPO Galen Tyrol
The Raptor FR is an Command Strike Variant, meaning that it has more computers and engines than hull or weapons. It can give deadly electronic support and warfare with its extended Emitter Ratings and take electronic warfare with its high Firewall rating. Setups vary greatly with the Raptor FR, but it is commonly used as a jump ship for strike squads and missileboating against other strikes. Where it lacks Hull Points and Weapon power, it makes up for electronics and Engine power. Being an Strike Variant, it is unbalenced compared to the Advanced Raptor with its subtraction of 1 Weapon and 1 Hull system slots and the addition of 2 Engine system slots. This makes it much more difficult to pilot, making it the ship for only the most skilled to fly. The Raptor FR is one of the most feared strike ships in the game.
The Raptor FR does not come with any pre-installed systems. Instead, it transfers your existing systems from the Advanecd Raptor over to your newly upgraded ship.