The Javelin Flagship is a tier four, VEGA Mining hull used for transportation. It can be used to ambush enemies with its jump drive and carry ally fleets to the battle.
There is no blueprint for this ship, but it was added in the Ship Lab. Researching requires the workshop IX. It is only craftable once you get a Javelin Flagship Strongbox however. (Equip a drive to launch as it comes empty)
The Javelin flagship has a built in Jump Drive, allowing it to jump to any location in its current sector, albeit with a cooldown and charge up time.
A captain permit is needed to launch a Javelin flagship, an alliance of maximum size is limited to deploying 15 of these flagships at any given time. Javelin flagships are frequently seen delivering other fleets to attack Player or farm cargo/crafting fleets.
While the Javelin jumpship offers nearly instantaneous transportation for groups of fleets, they are often not deployed in heavy combat where are dozens of fleets fighting across sector space since they are deemed too great of a liability to protect and defend.
Javelin flagships, especially MK I, are not combat ships. They are highly vulnerable due to their lack of range and firepower. They are extremely slow and have a massive repair if destroyed. The Javelin has a firing arc of a battleship but no range modifier which makes it bad for combat even at Mk V.
Fleets with a Javelin flagship cannot have a carrier as well, greatly inhibiting the fleet's range of engagement and capabilities. Enemy carriers can attack with impunity using their extensive range, and largely dictate how the battle will begin.
A good idea if your Javelin is destroyed is to repair it to 10%, this allows it to still launch but only have a 1-2 hour repair if destroyed again.
The Javelin is also almost always a big target, the best way to avoid losses is to use the highest level fleet possible to escort the Javelin. Be aware that escorts that are outside the Javelin's fleet gating cannot defend it from enemy incursions.
Javelin Flagship Strongbox
In recent events the Javelin Flagship is offered in a strongbox version to then research and craft. Here is what the strongbox contains:
The Javelin Flagship Strongbox Contains:
1 Javelin Flagship Pattern
4 Flagship Cores
2,048 Flagship Armaments
5 Javelin Flagship Parts
The Javelin Flagship in the Zero Hour Banner
The Javelin pre-built hull earned in Zero Hour
Javelin flagships are sometimes unequipped since they are rarely ever in combat.
A fan-made coin Javelin Flagship
Javelin Flagship caught and destroyed by Zeal Battleships