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    • #3960
      AvatarHazara
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Yep, after the failure of the Explorier from jumping into an unsurvivable system – I went for a Diamond Back Explorer for my next mission.

       

      As soon as it appeared on the Wolf 406 landing pad, glistening in Hazarad Yellow – only one thought went through my head…

       

      man

      that

      is

      butt

      ugly

       

       

      Anyway, I fully kitted her out, including a large cannon underneath & headed back to Eotiensis to meet up with JNR before I headed out.   Luckily I did as I got in a wee fight & realised how poor these are at maneuvering.  Managed to replace all the guns with gimballed ones and its a little better, but hey – its not a fighter.

       

      So out into the yonder I go, and yes – she is a GREAT explorer.. in fact I struggle to overheat while scooping at 350 ml/s without dropping to the gravity.  And that 32 tonne fuel tank really takes you a good distance.

       

      So far I am 3 nights out and have found at least a dozen terraforming candidates, and several waterworlds with life.

       

      So I’m starting to like the beast – I liken it to my terrrestial vehicle, a Nissan Safari.

      Its Slow

      Noisy

      Doesnt Turn

      Has Rattles

      Shakes like buggery when accelerating

      Tough as nuts

      Dependable

      Deftly flying through CME without a scratch..


      @furstaide
      – Sorry I couldnt make it back last night for some hunting..

       

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    • #3966
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      CenturionAngel of StrategyAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Nice

      Better luck this time

    • #3967
      AvatarHazara
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      LOL thanks mate.. Will probably start heading back Thursday.

    • #3968
      AvatarNZSimian
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Good luck with the travels, and remember, Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder…

       

    • #3969
      AvatarCMDR M.E.A.T.
      Participant
      Principes
      Rank: Principes

      Bon Voyage my friend. Do report back time to time about your findings.

    • #3970
      AvatarHAZARA JUINIOR
      Participant
      CadetAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      dad spent about 15 million credits on kitting her out!

    • #3971
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Have fun out there.

    • #3973
      AvatarHazara
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Cheers my comrades, I think I am pushing 2,600 Ly

      Have a big score, but dont want to count it until I’m back..

    • #3974
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Ask @vyvian for the best place to cash it in.

    • #4033
      AvatarHazara
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      On my way back.. less than 1000ly now.. every system has been explored so I’m putting the hammer down.. any escorts welcome, not sure if Im headed for wangal or achenar..

      • #4034
        AvatarBaron von Schnellenstein
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        CenturionAngel of TradeAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
        Rank: Centurion

        @Hazara, welcome back to Empire space!
        * Exploration data can be handed in at Shongastyak. That should help WEP influence in that system and assist WEP in expanding to other systems.
        * If you’re still inbound ~7:30 AEST, happy to fly escort. It’ll be with the PvE Vulture or trade Python – Not particularly good PvP ships, but an extra 2-5 weapons pylons, in any case


        Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #4035
      AvatarHazara
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Thanks for the offer Baron VS, as you know I made it to Achenar/Capitol instead.

      Utterley exhausted, 34 pages of data, 10 Mill in credits and a rank upgrade too.

       

      If anyones after me, I’m in the LowG bar, sitting quitely in the darkest corner with a bottle of the best brandy getting used to the noise of life again.

       

      Thanks to everyone who kept me company out there…

    • #4038
      AvatarNZSimian
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      I wandered past the bar earlier, saw something that looked like you, but hairier and much smellier than normal.

      Welcome back! I’ll buy you a drink after your shower 🙂

    • #4039
      AvatarSketchy
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Centurion

      Good to have you back mate. Hudson space hasn’t been the same.
      The Diamondback is proving to be a garage-worthy ship.

      Loving the pics.

    • #4044
      AvatarBlain Crighton
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      CenturionAngel of StrategyAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Well done on making it back

    • #4057
      AvatarHazara
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Heres a few “holiday snaps”..

      Found an earthlike…

      Bit excited about getting to it..

       

      Lovely Fjords..

       

      Polar Caps

       

      I cant describe how beautiful it was..

       

       

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    • #4063
      AvatarHazara
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      Another water world… what a time to remember I left the fishing rod in the courier…

      Finally got to try out a few different paint colours..

      One of these brown Dwarfs nearly got me, thank foresight for adding some heatsinks.. they automatically went off!

       

      And this system bought a pucker moment as they grew close as I dropped out of hyperspace..

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    • #4068
      AvatarHazara
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      All in all, she held out well, and will definitely stay in the hanger waiting for the next outing..  whereas when I first took it for a flight, I couldn’t wait to sell it.

      Someone else claimed this system, but I think I found their flag…

       

       

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    • #4070
      AvatarBaron von Schnellenstein
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      Rank: Centurion

      From your great pics, it looks well worth the trip 🙂


      Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #4071
      AvatarHazara
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      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      I never got sick of watching these scroll past..

       

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    • #4077
      AvatarDAMORGS
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      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Nice work and welcome home.

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