UEC Custos-X

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The UEC Custos-X


Tech Room Description

This prototype vessel superficially resembles the Custos patrol cruiser, though her capabilities far exceed her namesake. Long before the Custos was deployed for fleet duty, Fedayeen engineers were researching ways to overcome the prohibitive power requirements of a capital-class shield. Using data gathered from the Lucifer, the only shielded capital ship encountered, the first prototype capital-class shield generator was constructed and implemented into a modified Custos hull. Outfitted with a staggering array of primary cannons as well as a stripped-down Varunastra mass driver, the Custos-X's primary mission was to infiltrate and assault Kostadin assets in the vast unchartable wasteland of the Kuiper Belt.

Credits List

  • Based on a model by Cadius, inspired from Nexus' Noah ships.

Name Origin

Custos is the Latin word for "guard".



Name UEC Custos-X
Type Cruiser
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 20.0, 20.0, 10.0 s
Max Velocity 40 - 55 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity 80 ms-1
Max Afterburner Duration 10 s
Armor Medium Armor 100
Hitpoints 30 000 pts
Shields 800 pts
Length 197.6 m
Turrets 6 turrets


Default Statistics
Bank Guns Standard Loadout
1st 1 Arquebus
2nd 6 Gattler
Compatible Primaries
1st Arquebus
2nd Gattler, UX Accelerator
Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
Point Defense Turret 4
Warhammer#Vindicator 2

Veteran Comments

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The Custos-X is a joy to fly. A long-range gauss cannon that can make mincemeat out of other cruisers and all the dakka you could ever wish for in a cruiser that handles only slightly worse than an assault bomber on afterburners. The shield system and above average armor rating increases the vessel's survivability by a considerable amount, allowing it to do some things that no other warship can, such as squaring off against fighters and bombers head-on or flying circles around other warships. The Custos-X is no pocket battleship, but as far as cruisers go, it is in a class of its own. FREDers making their own missions should note that the Custos-X as it appears in the BP pack is specifically designed for the player to use. If placed under AI control it will not use the forward guns as it has cruiser AI which doesn't understand how to use fighter primaries.

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