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List of Ships & Vehicles

Star Citizen has 238 ships and vehicles, 179 of which are already available in game. Each of these ships and vehicles has a role in the persistent universe of Star Citizen. Whether it's for bounty hunting, interception, mining, salvage, exploration, rescue, or even boarding, etc. the diversity is such that there should be something for everyone.

Except that not all these ships and vehicles are available for sale online, for some you will have to wait for a special occasion to be able to access them, and for others it might be more complicated. But keep in mind that most of these ships are, or will be, available in-game, and that their online acquisition is by no means an obligation, even if we will only talk about online acquisition here.

This page is divided in 4 chapters, the first one being the list of Star Citizen ships, the second one is dedicated to vehicles and the third one to the rare ship modules. Finally, the fourth chapter presents you the different ways to access a ship that is not on sale all year long.

Ships List

196 Ships, including 145 Fly Ready.

From the "snub" to the "multicrew" spaceship, the following list gathers all the ships that can move freely in space and in atmospheric flight. For planetary vehicles, whatever their means of locomotion, please refer to the list of vehicles later in this article.

FR Ships/Vehicles Manufact. Role Crew Cargo Price Availability CCU? RK
X Avenger Stalker Aegis Interdiction 1 - $60.00 Permanent X
X Avenger Titan Aegis Light Freight 1 8 $60.00 Permanent X
X Avenger Titan Renegade Aegis Light Freight 1 8 $75.00 Limited X
  Avenger Trainer Aegis Training 1 - 2 - N/A N/A -
X Avenger Warlock Aegis Interdiction 1 - $85.00 Limited X
  Cutter (drone) Aegis Snub Salvage ? - N/A Reclaimer -
X Eclipse Aegis Stealth Bomber 1 - $300.00 Limited X
X Gladius Aegis Light Fighter 1 - $90.00 Permanent X 10
X Gladius Pirate Aegis Light Fighter 1 - $110.00 *Limited -
X Gladius Valiant Aegis Light Fighter 1 - $110.00 Limited X
X Hammerhead Aegis Heavy Gunship 3 - 9 40 $725.00 Limited X
X Hammerhead Best In Show Aegis Heavy Gunship 3 - 9 40 $725.00 IAE 2949 -
  Idris-K Aegis Frigate 8 - 28 995 $1,800.00 N/A -
  Idris-M Aegis Frigate 8 - 28 831 $1,000.00 Limited++ -
  Idris-P Aegis Frigate 8 - 28 995 $1,500.00 Limited++ -
  Javelin Aegis Destroyer 12 - 80 3446 $3,000.00 Limited++ - 2017
  Nautilus Aegis Minelayer 4 - 8 64 $725.00 Limited X
  Nautilus Solstice Aegis Minelayer 4 - 8 64 $725.00 Limited -
X Reclaimer Aegis Heavy Salvage 4 - 5 180 $400.00 Limited X
X Reclaimer Best In Show Aegis Heavy Salvage 4 - 5 180 $400.00 IAE 2949 -
X Redeemer Aegis Gunship 3 - 5 2 $325.00 Limited X
X Retaliator Aegis Heavy Gunship 4 - 7 - $175.00 Limited X
X Retaliator Bomber Aegis Heavy Bomber 4 - 7 - $275.00 Deleted -
X Sabre Aegis Stealth 1 - $170.00 Limited X
X Sabre Comet Aegis Stealth 1 - $185.00 Limited X
X Sabre Firebird Aegis Medium Fighter 1 - $185.00 Limited X
X Sabre Raven Aegis Stealth, Interdiction 1 - N/A Promo -
X Vanguard Harbinger Aegis Bomber 2 - $290.00 Limited X
X Vanguard Hoplite Aegis Dropship 2 - $240.00 Limited X
X Vanguard Sentinel Aegis Interdiction 2 - $275.00 Limited X
X Vanguard Warden Aegis Heavy Fighter 2 - $260.00 Limited X
  Vulcan Aegis Repair, Refuel 1 - 3 12 $200.00 Limited X
X Arrow Anvil Light Fighter 1 - $75.00 Permanent X
X Carrack Anvil Expedition 4 - 6 456 $600.00 Limited X
X Carrack Expedition Anvil Expedition 4 - 6 456 $625.00 Pack UEE 2950 -
X Carrack Expedition w/C8X Anvil Expedition 4 - 6 456 $645.00 IAE 2950 -
X Carrack w/C8X Anvil Expedition 4 - 6 456 $620.00 IAE 2950 -
  Crucible Anvil Heavy Repair 3 - 8 230 $350.00 Limited X
  F7A Hornet Mk1 Anvil Medium Fighter 1 - N/A N/A -
X F7A Hornet Mk2 Anvil Medium Fighter 1 - N/A Event -
X F7C Hornet Mk1 Anvil Medium Fighter 1 2 $125.00 Deleted -
X F7C Hornet Mk2 Anvil Medium Fighter 1 - $175.00 Limited X
X F7C Hornet Wildfire Mk1 Anvil Medium Fighter 1 - $175.00 Deleted -
X F7C-M Super Hornet Heartseeker Mk1 Anvil Medium Fighter 1 - 2 - $200.00 StValentin X
X F7C-M Super Hornet Mk1 Anvil Medium Fighter 1 - 2 - $180.00 Deleted -
X F7C-R Hornet Tracker Mk1 Anvil Pathfinder 1 - $150.00 Deleted -
X F7C-S Hornet Ghost Mk1 Anvil Stealth 1 - $140.00 Deleted -
X F8A Lightning Anvil Heavy Fighter 1 - N/A N/A -
X F8C Lightning Anvil Heavy Fighter 1 - $300.00 Concierge 10k -
X F8C Lightning Executive Anvil Heavy Fighter 1 - N/A Concierge 15k -
X Gladiator Anvil Bomber 1 - 2 - $165.00 Limited X
X Hawk Anvil Light Fighter 1 - $100.00 Limited X
X Hurricane Anvil Heavy Fighter 2 - $210.00 Limited X 500
  Legionnaire Anvil Boarding 1 - 2 - $120.00 Limited X
  Liberator Anvil Carrier 1 - 2 400 $575.00 Limited X
X Pisces C8 Anvil Pathfinder 1 - 3 4 N/A Carrack -
X Pisces C8R Rescue Anvil Medical 1 - 2 - $65.00 Permanent X
X Pisces C8X Expedition Anvil Pathfinder 1 - 3 4 $45.00 Permanent X
X Terrapin Anvil Pathfinder 1 - 2 - $220.00 Limited X 500
X Valkyrie Anvil Dropship 1 - 5 30 $375.00 Limited X
X Valkyrie Liberator Anvil Dropship 1 - 5 30 $375.00 Event -
X MOLE ARGO Mining, Prospecting 2 - 4 96 $315.00 Permanent X
X MOLE Carbon ARGO Mining, Prospecting 2 - 4 96 $315.00 Limited -
X MOLE Talus ARGO Mining, Prospecting 2 - 4 96 $315.00 Warbond -
X MPUV-1C Cargo ARGO Light Freight 1 2 $35.00 Limited X
X MPUV-1P Personnel ARGO Passenger 1 2 $40.00 Limited X
  MPUV-1S Search and Rescue ARGO Medical 1 - N/A N/A -
X MPUV-1T Tractor ARGO Freight 1 - N/A Limited X
X RAFT ARGO Medium Freight 1 - 2 96 $125.00 Limited X
X SRV ARGO Search and Rescue 1 10 $165.00 Limited X
X Defender Banu Light Fighter 1 - 2 - $220.00 Limited X
  Merchantman Banu Heavy Freight, Trade 4 - 8 2800 $650.00 Limited X
X Mustang Alpha CNOU Light Freight 1 4 $30.00 Permanent X
X Mustang Alpha Vindicator CNOU Light Freight 1 4 $30.00 Event -
X Mustang Beta CNOU Pathfinder 1 - $40.00 Permanent X
X Mustang Delta CNOU Light Fighter 1 - $65.00 Limited X
X Mustang Gamma CNOU Racing 1 - $55.00 Permanent X
X Mustang Omega CNOU Racing 1 - $55.00 Promo -
X Nomad CNOU Freight 1 24 $80.00 Permanent X
  Pioneer CNOU Heavy Construction 4 - 8 600 $850.00 Limited++ -
X Ares Inferno Crusader Heavy Fighter 1 - $250.00 Limited X
X Ares Ion Crusader Heavy Fighter 1 - $250.00 Limited X
  Genesis Starliner Crusader Large Passenger 2 - 8 300 $400.00 Limited X
X Hercules A2 Crusader Transport, Gunship, Bomber 1 - 8 216 $750.00 Limited X
X Hercules C2 Crusader Transport 1 - 2 696 $400.00 Limited X
X Hercules M2 Crusader Transport, Military 1 - 3 522 $520.00 Limited X
X Mercury Star Runner Crusader Medium Freight, Data 2 - 3 114 $260.00 Limited X
X Spirit A1 Crusader Bomber 1 - 2 - $200.00 Limited X
X Spirit C1 Crusader Cargo 1 - 2 64 $125.00 Limited X
  Spirit E1 Crusader Passenger 1 - 2 - $150.00 Limited X
X Buccaneer Drake Interdiction 1 - $110.00 Limited X
X Caterpillar Drake Medium Freight 2 - 4 576 $330.00 Limited X
X Caterpillar Best In Show Drake Medium Freight 2 - 4 576 $330.00 IAE 2949 -
X Caterpillar Pirate Drake Medium Freight 2 - 4 576 $330.00 *Limited -
X Corsair Drake Exploration 2 - 4 72 $250.00 Limited X
X Cutlass Black Drake Medium Freight, Fighter 1 - 2 46 $110.00 Permanent X
X Cutlass Black Best In Show Drake Medium Freight, Fighter 1 - 2 46 $110.00 IAE 2949 -
X Cutlass Blue Drake Interdiction 2 12 $175.00 Limited X
X Cutlass Red Drake Medical 2 12 $135.00 Limited X
X Cutlass Steel Drake Dropship 1 - 2 - $235.00 Limited X
X Cutter Drake Light Freight 1 4 $45.00 Permanent X
X Cutter Rambler Drake Exploration 1 2 $50.00 Limited X
X Cutter Scout Drake Exploration 1 2 $50.00 Limited X
X Herald Drake Medium Data 1 - $85.00 Limited X
  Ironclad Drake Heavy Freight 6 1536 $450.00 Limited X
  Ironclad Assault Drake Heavy Dropship 6 1152 $535.00 Limited X
  Kraken Drake Light Carrier 10 3792 $1,650.00 Limited++ -
  Kraken Privateer Drake Light Carrier, Trade 10 768 $2,000.00 Limited++ -
X Vulture Drake Light Salvage 1 12 $175.00 Permanent X
X Blade Esperia Light Fighter 1 - $275.00 Limited X 100
X Glaive Esperia Medium Fighter 1 - $350.00 *Limited - 200
X Prowler Esperia Dropship 2 - $440.00 Limited X
X Scythe Esperia Medium Fighter 1 - $300.00 Limited++ -
X Talon Esperia Stealth 1 - $115.00 Limited X
X Talon Shrike Esperia Stealth, Bomber 1 - $115.00 Limited X
  Railen Gatac Medium Freight 1 - 4 320 $225.00 Limited X
X Syulen Gatac Light Freight 1 6 $70.00 Limited X
  Cydnus Greycat Mining, Prospecting ? - N/A N/A -
X P-52 Merlin Kruger Fighter 1 - $25.00 Limited X
X P-72 Archimedes Kruger Racing 1 - $35.00 Limited X
X P-72 Archimedes Emerald Kruger Racing 1 - $40.00 StPatrick X
  Endeavor MISC Heavy Science 3 - 5 500 $350.00 Limited X
  Expanse MISC Refinery 1 128 $150.00 Limited X
X Freelancer MISC Medium Freight 2 - 4 66 $110.00 Permanent X
X Freelancer DUR MISC Expedition 2 - 4 36 $135.00 Permanent X
X Freelancer Max MISC Medium Freight 2 - 4 120 $150.00 Permanent X
X Freelancer Mis MISC Gunship 2 - 4 36 $175.00 Limited X
X Fury MISC Snub Fighter 1 - $55.00 Limited X
X Fury LX MISC Snub Racing 1 - $55.00 Limited X
X Fury MX MISC Snub Bomber 1 - $55.00 Limited X
X Hull A MISC Medium Freight 1 64 $90.00 Permanent X
  Hull B MISC Heavy Freight 1 384 $140.00 Limited X
X Hull C MISC Heavy Freight 2 - 4 4608 $500.00 Limited X
  Hull D MISC Heavy Freight 3 - 5 20736 $450.00 Limited X
  Hull E MISC Heavy Freight 4 - 5 98304 $750.00 Limited++ -
  Odyssey MISC Exploration 4 - 6 252 $700.00 Limited X
X Prospector MISC Mining, Prospecting 1 - $155.00 Permanent X
X Razor MISC Racing 1 - $145.00 Limited X 75
X Razor EX MISC Stealth 1 - $155.00 Limited X
X Razor LX MISC Racing, Luxury 1 - $150.00 Limited X
X Reliant Kore MISC Light Freight 1 - 2 6 $65.00 Permanent X
X Reliant Mako MISC Reporting 2 - $95.00 Limited X
X Reliant Sen MISC Light Science 2 - $85.00 Limited X
X Reliant Tana MISC Light Fighter 1 - 2 1 $75.00 Limited X
X Starfarer MISC Heavy Refuel 4 - 6 291 $300.00 Limited X
X Starfarer Gemini MISC Heavy Refuel 4 - 6 291 $340.00 Limited X
X 100i Origin Touring 1 2 $50.00 Permanent X
X 125a Origin Light Fighter 1 2 $60.00 Permanent X
X 135c Origin Light Freight 1 6 $65.00 Permanent X
X 300i Origin Touring 1 8 $60.00 Permanent X
X 315p Origin Pathfinder 1 12 $65.00 Permanent X
X 325a Origin Light Fighter, Interdiction 1 4 $70.00 Permanent X
X 350r Origin Racing 1 4 $125.00 Limited X
X 400i Origin Pathfinder 1 - 3 42 $250.00 Limited X
X 600i Executive Origin Touring 3 - 5 44 N/A Concierge 25k -
X 600i Explorer Origin Expedition 2 - 5 44 $475.00 Limited X
X 600i Touring Origin Touring 3 - 5 20 $435.00 Limited X
X 85x Origin Touring 1 - 2 - $50.00 Limited X
X 890 Jump Origin Touring 3 - 5 100 $950.00 Limited++ -
X M50 Origin Racing 1 - $100.00 Limited X
  Apollo Medivac RSI Medical 2 28 $275.00 *Limited X
  Apollo Triage RSI Medical 2 28 $250.00 Limited X
  Arrastra RSI Heavy Mining 1 - $575.00 Limited X
X Aurora CL RSI Light Freight 1 6 $45.00 Permanent X
X Aurora ES RSI Pathfinder 1 3 $20.00 Permanent X
X Aurora LN RSI Light Fighter 1 3 $40.00 Permanent X
X Aurora LX RSI Pathfinder 1 3 $35.00 Limited X
X Aurora MR RSI Light Fighter 1 3 $30.00 Permanent X
  Bengal RSI Carrier 1 - 755 - N/A N/A -
X Constellation Andromeda RSI Medium Freight, Gunship 3 - 4 96 $240.00 Permanent X
X Constellation Aquila RSI Expedition 3 - 4 96 $310.00 Permanent X
X Constellation Phoenix RSI Touring 3 - 4 96 $350.00 Limited++ -
X Constellation Phoenix Emerald RSI Touring 3 - 4 96 $350.00 StPatrick++ -
X Constellation Taurus RSI Medium Freight 3 - 4 174 $190.00 Permanent X
  Galaxy RSI Modular 1 - 6 64 $380.00 Limited X
X Mantis RSI Interdiction 1 - $150.00 Permanent X
  Orion RSI Heavy Mining 4 - 7 384 $575.00 Limited X
  Pegasus RSI Carrier 32 - N/A N/A X
  Perseus RSI Heavy Gunship 6 50 $675.00 Limited X
  Polaris RSI Corvette 6 - 14 216 $750.00 Limited X
X Scorpius RSI Medium Fighter 1 - 2 - $240.00 Limited X
X Scorpius Antares RSI Medium Fighter, Interdiction 1 - 2 - $230.00 Limited X
  Zeus RSI Exploration ? - N/A N/A -
  Zeus Mk II CL RSI Medium Freight 3 128 $150.00 Limited X
  Zeus Mk II ES RSI Exploration 3 32 $150.00 Limited X
  Zeus Mk II MR RSI Interdiction 3 16 $190.00 Limited X
  Retribution Navy UEE Super Dreadnought ? - N/A N/A -
  Cleaver Vanduul Boarding ? - N/A N/A -
  Driller Vanduul Frigate ? - N/A N/A -
  Harvester Carrier Vanduul Carrier ? - N/A N/A -
  Hunter Vanduul Corvette ? - N/A N/A -
  Kingship Vanduul Carrier ? - N/A N/A -
  Stinger Vanduul Fighter 1 - N/A N/A -
  Void Vanduul Bomber 1 - N/A N/A -
X Khartu-Al AopoA Light Fighter 1 - $170.00 Limited X
X San'tok.yāi AopoA Light Fighter 1 - $240.00 Limited X

Vehicles List

42 Vehicles, including 34 Fly Ready.

From the hangar buggy that is the PTV, to the Balista, passing by various machines with 2 wheels or more, or on tracks, or mounted on grav-leg, the following list gathers all the vehicles intended to move on a planetary surface. Note that grav-leg vehicles can also move in space, but this does not make them a "spaceship".

FR Ships/Vehicles Manufact. Role Crew Cargo Price Availability CCU? RK
X Ballista Anvil Missiles Launcher 2 - $140.00 Permanent X
X Ballista Dunestalker Anvil Missiles Launcher 2 - $140.00 Concierge -
X Ballista Snowblind Anvil Missiles Launcher 2 - $140.00 Concierge -
X Centurion Anvil Anti-Aircraft 1 - 2 - $110.00 Permanent X
X Spartan Anvil Transport 1 - $80.00 Limited X
X HoverQuad CNOU Transport 1 - $30.00 Limited X
X Dragonfly Black Drake Snub Racing 1 - $40.00 Permanent X
X Dragonfly Starkitten Pink Drake Snub Racing 1 - N/A Contest -
X Dragonfly Yellowjacket Drake Snub Racing 1 - $40.00 Limited X
X Mule Drake Freight 1 1 $45.00 Permanent X
X PTV Greycat Hangar PTV 1 - $15.00 Permanent - 5
X ROC Greycat Mining, Prospecting 1 0.8 $55.00 Permanent X
X ROC DS Greycat Mining, Prospecting 1 - 2 3.5 $75.00 Permanent X
X STV Greycat Racing 1 - 2 0.25 $40.00 Permanent X
  UTV Greycat Exploration 1 - 2 - N/A N/A X
X Pulse MISC Recon 1 - $30.00 Limited X
X Pulse LX MISC Racing 1 - $30.00 Limited X
  G12 Origin Exploration 2 2 $60.00 Limited X
  G12a Origin Recon 2 - $65.00 Limited X
  G12r Origin Racing 2 - $60.00 Limited X
X X1 Base Origin Snub Touring 1 - $45.00 Limited X
X X1 Force Origin Snub Pathfinder 1 - $55.00 Limited X
X X1 Velocity Origin Snub Racing 1 - $50.00 Limited X
X Lynx Rover RSI Recon 1 - 2 - $60.00 Limited -
X URSA Rover RSI Exploration 1 - 2 2 $50.00 Permanent X
X URSA Rover Fortuna RSI Exploration 1 - 2 2 $55.00 StPatrick X
X Ursa Rover Medivac RSI Medical 1 - 2 2 N/A Limited X
X Cyclone Tumbril Recon 1 - 2 1 $55.00 Permanent X
X Cyclone AA Tumbril Recon 1 - 2 - $80.00 Limited X
X Cyclone MT Tumbril Recon 1 - 3 - $75.00 Limited X
X Cyclone RC Tumbril Racing 1 - 2 - $65.00 Limited X
X Cyclone RN Tumbril Recon 1 - 2 - $65.00 Limited X
X Cyclone TR Tumbril Recon 1 - 3 - $65.00 Limited X
X Nova Tumbril Tank 2 - 3 - $120.00 Limited X
  Ranger CV Tumbril Recon 1 0.375 $35.00 Limited X
  Ranger RC Tumbril Racing 1 - $35.00 Limited X
  Ranger TR Tumbril Recon 1 - $40.00 Limited X
X Storm Tumbril Tank 1 - $90.00 Limited X
X Storm AA Tumbril Tank 1 - $100.00 Limited X
  Harvester Vanduul Mining, Salvage ? - N/A N/A -
X Nox AopoA Racing 1 - $45.00 Limited X
X Nox Kue AopoA Racing 1 - $45.00 Limited X

Modules List

19 Modules, including 4 Fly Ready.

Although many ships have been declared "modular", modularity is not yet implemented in-game and the modules offered for sale are limited to a very small number of ships such as the Retaliator, Endeavor and Galaxy. Note that the modules have their own insurance, so you can very well have an LTI ship equipped with a module insured for 10 years if you acquired it during the IAE. Moreover, the IAE is the only time of the year when you can hope to have access to the modules of a ship, provided that these last ones are still marketed (What is currently not the case of the Retaliator modules).

FR Modules Role Size Price Availability
X Retaliator Cargo Module (Bow) Cargo F $30.00 Limited
X Retaliator Cargo Module (Stern) Cargo R $30.00 Limited
  Retaliator Dropship Module (Bow) Dropship F $75.00 Limited
  Retaliator Personnel Module (Bow) Life Support F $25.00 Limited
  Retaliator Personnel Module (Stern) Life Support R $25.00 Limited
X Retaliator Torpedo Module (Bow) Bomber F $75.00 Limited
X Retaliator Torpedo Module (Stern) Bomber R $50.00 Limited
  Endeavor Biodome Pod Farming 2x1 $100.00 Limited
  Endeavor Fuel Pod Transport 2x1 $35.00 Limited
  Endeavor General Science Pod Science 2x1 $45.00 Limited
  Endeavor Landing Pod Landing 2x1 $75.00 Limited
  Endeavor Medical Bay Pod Medical 2x2 $75.00 Limited
  Endeavor Research Bay Pod Science 2x1 $45.00 Limited
  Endeavor Service Equipment & Crew Pod Life Support 2x1 $25.00 Limited
  Endeavor Supercollider Pod Overclocking 2x2 $125.00 Limited
  Endeavor Telescope Array Pod Exploration 2x1 $125.00 Limited
  Galaxy Cargo Module Freight - $70.00 Limited
  Galaxy Med Bay Module Medical - $90.00 Limited
  Galaxy Refinery Module Refinery - $80.00 Limited

Pledges Conditions

Throughout the year, there is no lack of opportunities to acquire a ship with limited availability, with many events allowing access to such ships. The most famous event is the Intergalatic Aerospace Expo, but we can also mention the Invictus Launch Week, Pirate Day, Ship Showdown...

Anniversary Sale

Every year, at the end of November, CIG organizes the Intergalatic Aerospace Expo (IAE) accompanied by the Anniversary Sale. During this period all the ships are available for sale online, in standalone and upgrade, and it is usually possible to try them in game if they are Fly Ready.

Please note that not all ships and vehicles are available during the IAE. As you can see below, some are tied to another event in the year, and others have had a one-time sale and will not be returning.

Invictus Launch Week & Alien Week

At the end of May 2020, we saw the arrival of the first Invictus Lanch Week, an event that is close to an anniversary sale of the IAE during which many military ships are offered for sale, displayed and available for testing in game. Since then, the event has returned every year at the same time, followed by the Alien Week in June for non-human ships.

Ship Showdown

The Ship Showdown is a recurrent event taking place 2 to 3 months before the IAE and consists in electing the ship of the year. This event is in 2 phases, the first phase consists of defining the 16 participants and the second phase is a duel where each ship faces another until only one remains. During phase two, the remaining ships are available for sale online and for in-game testing.

The four Ship Showdown finalists then return for the closing ceremony of the current year's IAE, where they are accompanied by an exclusive Best in Show (BiS) livery, and discounted CCU warbond.

Theme Events

Whether it's Coramor, Red Festival, Stella Fortuna, Alien Week or Pirate Day, there are many themed events. Most of these events are either linked to a key date in Star Citizen's lore, such as Alien Week which is associated with the First Contact Day (June 12, 2438), or are derived from a holiday or event in our current world, such as Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day or the Chinese New Year.

This proximity to a key date in Star Citizen's lore, or in our current world, makes the event predictable both in terms of the date and the nature of the ships offered, which generally match the theme of the moment. For example the Pirate Day refers to the International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th, it's an opportunity for CIG to promote ships with "Pirate" liveries like the Gladius or Caterpillar Pirate Edition.

Event Date Note
Red Festival Chinese New Year, January or February Red livery
Coramor Valentine's day, February F7C-M Super Hornet Heartseeker
Stella Fortuna St. Patrick's Day, March Green livery and "Emerald" ships
Triggerfish April Fools' Day, April 1st No sale
Invictus Lanch Week Lore event, final week of May All Human military ships
Alien Week Banu-Human First Contact Day, June (Lore) All Alien ships (Banu Merchantman included)
Ship Showdown Vote for your favorite ship, between June and September 16 finalists on sale, BiS livery during IAE
Pirate Week/Day International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th Pirate Edition ships
Day of the Vara Halloween, October Ghoulish Green livery
Intergalatic Aerospace Expo Starts approximately November 20th for two weeks All ships (Endeavor, Polaris, Orion included)
Luminalia Year-end festivities, December Discounted game packs

Dynamic events

Some dynamic events like XenoThreat, Siege of Orison, or JumpTown 2.0, can be the subject of a special sale of ships. Due to the exceptional nature of these events, it is always a good idea to keep up to date with Star Citizen news if you want to be able to take advantage of the event and access the current offers.

Subscription

The subscription can be an opportunity to access a Fly Ready ship that is not permanently available for sale, it allows you to access the ship of the month. This ship is selected among the Fly Ready ships and is made available for free to subscribers for one month, and is then put up for sale exclusively with a 12-month insurance for those who would like to keep the ship longer.

Support Request

You can try to contact support to get a ship, or an upgrade to a ship that is not available for sale, this can work as long as it is a ship that is not subject to various limitations such as those mentioned below. Note that it is best not to abuse this method and being a janitor will probably help in getting a positive response from the assistance.

Promotions and Special Editions

Some ships were only acquired as part of a special promotion, such as the Sabre Raven that was included in an SSD package, or the Omega Mustang that accompanied an AMD offer. Now that these offers are over, your only chance to get such this ships will be through the Grey Market (eBay, reddit, etc.).

Special edition ships can only be obtained during an event and/or after performing a particular act to unlock it. Among the special editions, the best known are the Caterpillar Pirate Edition and the Gladius Pirate Edition, which can only be obtained in Standalone version and require completion of the Arena Commander Pirate Swarm in multiplayer to unlock them.

The Esperia Vanduul Glaive can only be acquired if you complete the Arena Commander Vanduul Swarm. Moreover, this ship is offered in limited quantity, which means that even unlocking, its acquisition is not possible will is stock is zero. Note that the Glaive can also be obtained as a reward for referral if you manage to acquire 200 recruits.

In the same way, the Apollo Medivac which requires to be unlocked to have the possibility to acquire it online when it is available. To do so, you need to obtain the Guardian Angel badge which is acquired by totaling 100,000 points in the mini-game on the Apollo to the Rescue page.

The Cutlass Black, Caterpillar, Hammerhead and Reclaimer Best in Show Editions are no longer available for sale. These ships could only be obtained during the last 4 days of the Intergalatic Aerospace Expo of 2949. If you wish to obtain one, you will have to go through the Grey Market and find a player willing to sell or gift you an upgrade to one of these four Best in Show edition ships.

Ships like the Phoenix Emerald Constellation or the F7C-M Super Hornet Hearthseeker can only be obtained on specific dates, such as St. Patrick's Day and Valentine's Day.

"Expedition" and "W/C8X" upgrades for Carrack

At the end of February 2020, the Carrack finally arrives in game and players are surprised to discover three new upgrades for this spaceship. These upgrades don't really change the ship itself, the "Expedition" Carrack is nothing more than the standard Carrack with an exclusive Anvil paint job, and the "w/C8X" versions simply replace the Pisces C8 included with the ship with a Pisces C8X Expedition.

  • Carrack w/C8X
  • Carrack Expedition
  • Carrack Expedition w/C8X

Except that since these upgrades are difficult, even impossible to obtain. For now, the Carrack Expedition can only be obtained via the UEE Exploration 2950 and Exploration Megapack 2950. As for the possibility of replacing the original Pisces C8 with the C8X Expedition variant, it is now impossible since the upgrades are no longer offered, your only recourse being to find someone who still owns one of these upgrades and who would be willing to give it to you, otherwise you will have to buy the Pisces C8X separately, or via one of the two packs mentioned above.

Ships & Vehicles included with another one

Mentioning the different variants of the Carrack is also an opportunity to remind that some ships do not come alone, the Carrack is accompanied by a URSA Rover and a Pisces C8, the Constellation Andromeda has a P-52 Merlin, etc. The following table gives you an overview of the ships and vehicles added to another.

Ship Embedded Ship & Vehicle
600i Executive G12
600i Explorer G12
890 Jump 85x
Carrack Pisces C8, URSA Rover
Carrack Expedition Pisces C8, URSA Rover
Carrack Expedition w/C8X Pisces C8X Expedition, URSA Rover
Carrack w/C8X Pisces C8X Expedition, URSA Rover
Constellation Andromeda P52 Merlin
Constellation Aquila P52 Merlin, URSA Rover
Constellation Phoenix P72 Archimedes, Lynx Rover
Constellation Phoenix Emerald P72 Archimedes, Lynx Rover
Idris-K MPUV-1P Passenger
Idris-M MPUV-1P Passenger
Idris-P MPUV-1P Passenger
Javelin MPUV-1C Cargo

Limited Stock

In the following table, some ships will be marked "++", this implies that the ship will be in limited stock. It is therefore preferable to be present in the first few minutes because they leave very quickly.

Upgrade not available

Some ships are only available as standalone, the upgrade (CCU) is unavailable for these. This mainly concerns capital ship and/or limited quantity sale such as the Idris M and P, the Javelin, the Scythe, the 890 Jump, the Pioneer, the Constellations Phoenix and Phoenix Emerald, the Kraken and Kraken Privateer.

Promotional, Concierge and Referral Awards

There are ships that can only be obtained under certain conditions.

For example the Dragonfly Startkitten Pink was an exclusive reward of the sponsorship system, it is no longer accessible. The Ballista Snowblind needed to be Concierge to be acquired when it was first offered for sale, not sure if it will be offered again. F8 Lightning are specific to Squadron 42 and will never be offered for sale online, except for Concierges who have contributed significantly to the game's participatory financing and receive an F8C as a reward.

Grey Market

I don't usually recommend using the Grey Market to acquire a ship, one of the reasons being that it works on trust and the scams are easy. Still, sometimes the Grey Market is the only way to get a ship. If you buy a ship on the Grey Market, tell yourself that it will be at your own risk, make sure the seller is trustworthy (excellent rating on the sales network), take the time to inquire if possible and make sure it's not easier to buy the ship through official website (Anniversary sale, for example).

Notes & References

[FR] Fly Ready.
[RK] Number of recruits needed to obtain the ship as a referral reward.
[Permanent] Available all year long.
[Limited] For sale occasionally.
[StValentin] Only available on Valentine's Day.
[StPatrick] Only during St. Patrick's Day.
[ ++] Limited Stock.
[* ] Only offered under certain conditions.
[IAE 2949] Was sold during the Intergalatic Aerospace Expo 2949.
[Contest] Contest award only.
[Concierge ..k] Reward for concierges having invested $10,000 to $25,000 in the project.
[Event] Was proposed in the context of a non-recurring event.
[Promo] Was provided as part of a special promotional offer.
[N/A] Unavailable for Sale.

Last update: 2024-02-10