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The Tempest is designed to be small, stealthy and fast, trading off heavy armor and a main gun to excel in these. It is capable of covering 13 lightyears per day in FTL. The Tempest's size allows it to land on planets with little trouble, much like the SSV Normandy and unlike the larger Normandy SR-2. Four main thrusters provide its propulsion and it has four additional downward thrusters to stabilize its descent: two below the canard and two below the main wings. It is equipped with an array of scanners for determining groundside conditions before landing.

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AsianGuyFTW's avatar
Nice Job! I was wonder where you got model with the landing gears up? Can you happen to share it?
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I linked the profile where i get the model. Its the one with gear down, i just changed the parts in my 3d program to get the gears up version.
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really awesome !! 
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Thank you!
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no problem, if you get any spare time come and check out my stuff :D 
Shenachie's avatar
I like the Tempest, I do, but would it really have been so threatening or out of line to sling at least one thanix cannon on the underside? Maybe add a little bit of silaris armor? The 'peaceful exploration' intent is all well and good but every environment has its hazards and a little (last resort) self-defense would not go amiss.
The same could be said of the Nomad. I haven't seen any thresher maws yet, but I'd be more inclined to use it for cover if I thought the speed buggy had more going for it than just shields and a booster.
Anyway, lovely rendering as always!
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wellis's avatar
Probably an issue is all the red tape the Initiative went through. I get the feeling having armed starships would've made that worse.
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The Tempest and the Nomad were designed for exploration not military uses. And that's kinda the whole point of the Andromeda Initiative. If Andromeda's getting a sequel, maybe their will be a ship that serves multiple purposes, including thanix cannons. And maybe customize its looks.
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[Not sure how to respond to two posts at once, but ...]
'Exploration not military uses' doesn't hold a lot of water. I get that was the whole premise of the Initiative as a civilian operation, and they would not have open access to military-grade arms and armor. My question remains - if the Initiative was so dead-set against violence, why bother devoting precious space to arms and armor or made use of trained military personnel aside from the Pathfinder? Even a lightly-armored ship might have fared somewhat better against the Scourge and even one thanix could prove useful maneuvering in asteroid fields.
As for the Nomad ... shields are fine, but I'd also like a little armor and at least one weapon for hostile space bears (and maybe the occasionally annoying kett camp).
Euderion has a point - Let both vehicles be customize-able. So if the player wants to buff defensive or offensive capabilities is personal choice.
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Im not sure, the Thanix cannons were out there, when the Tempest was built.
But i must say, i like the fact, that she has no weapons. The Tempest is a science and exploration ship. More like a ship from NASA, ESA or SpaceX.
Sure, in the later game-parts, after first meeting with bad aliens, they had to made a option to armed the ship, like we have made it in Mass Effect 2.
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Nice.

Tempest is on very short list of things I like in Andromeda.
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Thank you!
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ShaunsArtHouseHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! :)
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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CaharveyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know the Tempest is no Normandy, but I think it's a nice ship. It's like the U.S.S. Enterprise of Mass Effect.
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Yep, its a nice ship, doing its job.
ben4321's avatar
Sorry that the ship is even more useless than the Normandy SR-1, the Tempest is not even armed

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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Its a non-military scout and science ship bringing you very fast from one point to another. Sounds good to me. Priority of the Andromeda Initiative was colonizing and exploring new worlds, not conquering worlds.
ben4321's avatar
The first contact war with the turians would have taught them the said first contact does not always have to run peacefully. And an unarmed ship is just a moving target
Swifty89-93's avatar
Wonder about the other pathfinder ships, they were destroyed when the nexus hit the scourge
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I think there were from the same type. Just a bit interior change like the Ark-Ships.
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Would be interesting if more will be built for them post MEA
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Thank you!
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