This Eve Online ship guide will cover the Minmatar Cheetah Covert Ops Frigate along with fitting attributes, suggested load-outs and requirements. The Minmatar Cheetah is based off the Probe Class Frigate hull, sharing similar model geometry. Eve Online players should recognize the significant skill training required to fly and properly fit a tech 2 vessel such as this one. The Minmatar Cheetah along with the Hound both benefit from the training of the Covert Ops skill. This vessel can fit Covert Cynosural Field Generators.
The Minmatar Cheetah is developed by Thukker Mix who is described in Eve Online as: “It is unclear how Thukker Mix could master the intricacies of cloaking technology so quickly after the fall of Crielere. According to Professor Oggand Viftuin, head of RD the tribe managed to recruit some senior Caldari scientist that used to work on the Mirage Project at Crielere. Ishukone has denied this, claiming that the Thukkers aquired the technology from prototypes stolen by the Guristas.” For each skill level Eve Online pilots train in the Minmatar Frigate skill, the Cheetah receives a 5% bonus to Small Projectil Turret damage and 10% bonus to Small projectile Turret optimal range. Training the Covert Ops skill gives a 97.5% to -100% reduced CPU need for cloaking device, 10% increase to scan strength of probes and -10% bonus to survey probe flight time per level.
To fly the Cheetah, Eve Online pilots require training in the following skills; Minmatar Frigate level 5, Covert Ops level 1, Spaceship Command level 3, Electronics Upgrades level 5, Electronics level 2 and Engineering level 2. Eve Online recommends the following skill certifications in order to maximize potential Cheetah fitting options; Core competency, Cloak Operator, Frigate Projectile Turrets and Cartographer.
The Minmatar Cheetah averages 16 million Isk in the Eve Online market and the ship’s attributes are as follows:
Fitting Slots: 3 Low, 4 Medium, 3 High (2 Turret, 1 Launcher hardpoints) 2 rig slots (small)
Fitting Stats: 275 CPU, 15 Powergrid, 400 Calibration
Max Velocity: 381 m/sec
Hit Points: 528 Structure, 387 Armor, 281 Shield (625 second recharge)
Capacitor: 187 Capacity, 187.5 second recharge time
Cargo: 200 m3
Drones: 0 m3 capacity, 0 Mbit bandwidth
Max Locked Targets: 6
Targeting Range: 37.5 km
Eve Online Fitting: Cheetah: Firefly
Submitted by Vovick this Minmatar Cheetah fitting is quite possibly the perfect Cynosural Field Generation ship, with ECCM that makes it actually impossible for probes to scan you down, or for other vessels to scan your fittings, and ridiculously difficult to target. An estimate cost of 73 million Isk is negligible considering the power of a ship that can avoid probes, making travel through wormhole space as safe as possible, considering one of the biggest dangers there are typically being scanned down and ganked by pirates. Having a Covert Cyno Generator makes this ship able to open a way for capital ships to jump in system.
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