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Cobra Mk II

Post by Agis Silverfish » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:44 pm

Was there a Cobra Mk II? It would fill a gap between the couldn't-afford-better Mk I and the awesome Mk III.

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Re: Cobra Mk II

Post by Cody » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:48 pm

Paynou, Prossett and Salem, the original designers of the Cobra Mk.I, filed for bankruptcy following bad publicity after the failure of successive Cobra Mk.II prototypes. They were bought out by Cowell & MgRath, who redesigned the structural and internal layout from the ground up whilst retaining much of the external design features. The Cobra Mk.III is substantially a Mk.II hull with the internal structural engineering and design flaws corrected. When this became public knowledge, Cowell & Mgrath were accused of covering up the fact that the Mk.III was really just the Mk.II in all but name, and the Lave authorities investigated the company, threatening to revoke its ship manufacturing license. The investigators discovered no foul play and, more importantly, no evidence of any design issues with the new ship, and the company recovered from the bad publicity magnificently (as shown by the popularity of the Cobra Mk.III).
There is a Cobra MK II apparently.

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Re: Cobra Mk II

Post by Disembodied » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:51 pm

The original Elite manual said
(the Mk 2 only reached prototype stage and was abandoned due to a design fault in the hull)
That didn't stop Aegidian making a Cobra Mk II OXP, though!

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Re: Cobra Mk II

Post by Shipbuilder » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:35 pm

Whilst we are talking about other potential Elite ship models I recall a thread featuring a model or OXP somebody produced featuring the ship featured on the front of the box of the original Elite game i.e. the ship shown in my avatar.

Could anyone point me in the right direction to find this thread ?

Also was this developed in to a fully working OXP ?
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Re: Cobra Mk II

Post by Redspear » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:05 pm

Shipbuilder wrote:Whilst we are talking about other potential Elite ship models I recall a thread featuring a model or OXP somebody produced featuring the ship featured on the front of the box of the original Elite game i.e. the ship shown in my avatar.

Could anyone point me in the right direction to find this thread ?

Also was this developed in to a fully working OXP ?
Was it this one?

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Re: Cobra Mk II

Post by Cody » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:44 pm

The original is the [EliteWiki] Dark Wheel Cobra.

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Re: Cobra Mk II

Post by Shipbuilder » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:20 am

Thanks for the replies gents.

The one I was thinking of was the one Redspear posted the link for (I have now downloaded it and look forward to having a look at this tomorrow).
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