UEF Uhlan

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The following information has not been confirmed by Volition
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.

For the original ship, see FTF Lancer.


The UEF Uhlan

Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description

The UEF Uhlan is the most commonly used fightercraft in the United Earth Navy. Designed primarily for the space superiority role, the Uhlan is a cost-efficient design that is inexpensive to produce and relatively easy to pilot. The Uhlan is compatible with most Navy weapons and is generally considered a medium-performance vessel. The Uhlan is able to operate within an atmosphere due to an aerodynamic design, and its excellent Saab maneuvering thruster suite gives it sterling agility in a dogfight. Unlike many UEF fighters, however, it lacks reverse thrust.

Developer Notes

Except for visible primary weapon models in the second bank, the Uhlan is identical to Steve-O's original FTF Lancer.

Name Origin

Uhlans were Polish light cavalry armed with lances, sabres and pistols.



Name UEF Uhlan
Type Space Superiority
Manufacturer Saab Spaceframes
Maneuverability Average
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 3.0, 3.0, 3.5 s
Max Velocity 75 - 90 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 140 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 5.667 s
Armor Average
Hitpoints 250 pts
Shields 390 pts
Length 18 m
Primary weapons
1st bank 3 guns
2nd bank 2 guns
Secondary weapons
1st bank capacity 40
2nd bank capacity 40
3rd bank capacity 40
Countermeasure capacity 30 countermeasures


Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 3 Vulcan
2nd 2 Vulcan
Compatible Primaries
Vulcan, Scalpel, Maul, Rapier, Gattler
Default Statistics
Bank Capacity Standard Loadout
1st 40 Javelin
2nd 40 Javelin
3rd 40 Hellfire
Compatible Secondaries
1st Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Javelin
2nd Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Javelin
3rd Dirk, Dart, Hellfire, Javelin, Slammer, Paveway, Grimler


Veteran Comments

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The Uhlan is a decent fighter, but not exceptional and not on the same level of quality of the other UEF fighters. It gets the job done in the early missions but is certainly not as good as the Kentauroi or Uriel.

Despite the fact that it's not as fast and packs less firepower than the Kentauroi, the Uhlan is actually fairly hard to hit because of its tiny target profile, which is much smaller than the Kentauroi's; it's even slightly more maneuverable. When flying this, realize that your target profile is only marginally bigger than an SF Dragon. An Uhlan with two banks of Rapiers and Darts has heavier firepower than most GTVA fighters.

The Uhlan is extremely similar stats-wise to its direct Tev competitor the Perseus, with a slightly better turn rate (but slightly slower roll), equivalent shields, armor and burners, but one more gunpoint and half more secondary capacity, which is in accordance with the high-intensity UEF ship design. It is, however, marginally outclassed by the newer Atalanta which has better shields, armor, burners and one more gunpoint for an equivalent secondary capacity, although merged in one bank.

Surprisingly enough, the Uhlan is compatible with the Gattler, of which two full banks will significantly multiply the volume of your ship, as shown in the gallery. It is also compatible with some of the higher-tier Federation weaponry such as the Rapier, Slammer and Paveway, letting it compete decently with the Kent and Uriel.