One of the three ships offered to starting pilots. With similar speed, turning rate, and acceleration to the Shuttle, the Sparrow boasts the fastest top speed of the starting ships. It has the same weapons space as the Starbarge but is much better at combat.
In Endless Sky, the capacity for carrying passengers can be altered by adding a Bunkroom Outfit, where it was unchangeable in Escape Velocity; the Sparrow has the least bunks; only two compared with the Shuttle's three and the Starbarge's six.
"Classified as an interceptor rather than a fighter because it has its own hyperdrive instead of needing to be carried inside a larger ship, the Tarazed Sparrow is the smallest and cheapest combat ship available. Because of its limited cargo and passenger space, the primary way for a Sparrow pilot to pay the bills is by hunting pirates... or by becoming one. In either case, it is a perilous way to earn a living. Insurance reports indicate that as many as two out of every three first-time ship buyers who choose to pilot a Sparrow lose their ship (and often, their life as well) within the first month of owning it."
The Sparrow can be purchased at the following ports:
- New Boston
- New Britain
In other words... Gosh darn frickin' everywhere!
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