Loneshade's Ship Guide

Loneshade's Ship Guide

Hello fellow Citizens, welcome to my personal ship guide!

Last Update: Dec 15th, 2023 - added Cutter Rambler

New players and veterans alike tend to ask me ‘what is the best ship for me, what should I buy? It's easy to get lost in the wealth of choices RSI provides, especially since, based on your skill level, your hardware and gear, your preference in game style, and even your aesthetic preferences, the best ship for two different people may vary greatly. So while there’s no generic answer to this question, this guide aims to make your decision easier, providing a quick and easy overview of what choices are available to you and giving all any links you can possibly need to find more detailed information and to support your decision!
That said, note that I now also have a similar Vehicle Guide available!

If you’re looking for a more intrinsic and personal recommendation, find me on Star-Hangar’s discord live chat, where we can gladly discuss details to help you find out what really fits you best, as well as other frequently asked aspects such as whether or not to go for ships with LTI (Life Time Insurance).


As a note to veterans, it's a good idea to search this page before buying a ship you’re potentially interested in, as you can quickly find the links to what alternatives are worth investigating, before making your choice. Have fun and see you in the ‘verse! 

 

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Your ship overview!

The main purpose of this guide is that if you think “hey, that’s a cool ship” then you can browse the star citizen ship list and see what alternatives we have to choose from that you might want to consider. So here’s your overview:

All Rounder Ships

 

The Starter Ships

These ships are a good choice to check out the game while keeping costs low. Being budget all-rounders, they can be used for traveling, moving a bit of cargo, and engaging in easy fights.

Core ships of this class are:

  1. Aurora MR: basic multirole starter ship
    Search & Buy your Aurora MR, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Aurora MRCommercial; made by RSI;
  2. Mustang Alpha: combat-focused starter ship
    Search & Buy: your Mustang Alpha, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Mustang AlphaCommercial; made by CNOU;
    Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Alpha Vindicator
  3. 100-Series 100i: Luxurious Starter ship
    Search & Buy your 100i, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs 100i; Commercial; made by Origin;
  4. Cutter Transport: balanced short range starter ship
    Search & Buy: your Cutter Transport, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Cutter Transport; made by Drake;

Some variants and similar alternatives exist, offering minor improvements:

 

  1. Syulen: Alien Xi'An Starter Ship
    Search & Buy: your Syulen, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Syulen; Commercial made by Gatac;
  2. Nomad: Starter Ship with exterior Cargo
    Search & Buy your Nomad, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Nomad; made by CNOU;
  3. 100-Series 125a: Combat Variant
    Search & Buy your 125a, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs 125aCommercial; made by Origin;
  4. 100-Series 135c: Increased Capacity
    Search & Buy: your 135c, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs 135cCommercial; made by Origin;
  5. Aurora CL: Increased Capacity
    Search & Buy: your Aurora CL, or find  Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Aurora CLCommercial; made by RSI;
  6. Aurora ES: Exploration Focus
    Search & Buy your Aurora ES, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Aurora ESCommercial; made by RSI;
  7. Aurora LX: Luxury Variant
    Search & Buy: your Aurora LX, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Aurora LXCommercial; made by RSI;
  8. Cutter Rambler: long-range variant
    Search & Buy: your Cutter Rambler, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Cutter Rambler; made by Drake;
  • Pisces Small Explorer with tiny cargo
    Search & Buy: your C8 Pisces, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs C8 Pisces; made by Anvil;
  • Pisces Expedition: Small Explorer with tiny cargo
    Search & Buy: your Pisces Expedition, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Pisces Expedition; made by Anvil;
  • Whichever you choose, you’ll want to upgrade sooner than later.

     

    All-Rounder Ships

    All-rounders can transport small quantities of cargo, are suited to take into combat they offer basic exploration capabilities. Versatile, customizable, and fit for a variety of missions.

    Core Ships of this class are:

    1. 300i: Luxurious small All-Rounder
      Search & Buy: your 300i, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs 300iCommercial; made by Origin;
    2. Avenger Titan: Allrounder with good cargo capacity
      Search & Buy: your Avenger Titan, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Avenger Titan; made by Aegis;
    3. Reliant Tana Skirmisher: combat-focused small transport for 2 crew
      Search & Buy: your Reliant Tana, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
      More Information: Specs Reliant TanaCommercial; made by MISC;

    300i and Avenger are similar single-seated ships, whereas the Reliant is made for two. Alternate ships and variants you’ll want to check out:

    1. 300-Series 315p: Luxurious All-Rounder with Exploration Focus
      Search & Buy: your 315p, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs 315pLaunch Party; made by Origin;
    2. 300-Series 325a: Luxurious All-Rounder with Combat Focus
      Search & Buy: your 325a, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs 325aLaunch Party; made by Origin;
    3. Avenger Renegade: Allrounder with Cargo & Combat Focus
      Search & Buy: your Avenger Renegade, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Avenger Renegade; made by Aegis;
    4. Syulen: Alien Xi'An Starter Ship
      Search & Buy: your Syulen, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Syulen; Commercial made by Gatac;
    5. Reliant Kore Hauler: small cargo ship for 2 crew
      Search & Buy: your Reliant Kore, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Reliant KoreCommercial; made by MISC;
    6. Reliant Sen Researcher: small All-Rounder with Exploration Focus
      Search & Buy: your Reliant Sen, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Reliant Sen; made by MISC;
    7. Hornet F7C: Medium Fighter with a small cargo storage
      Search & Buy: your Hornet F7C, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Hornet F7CCommercial; made by Anvil;
    8. Cutlass Black: heavy Fighter/Transport hybrid
      Search & Buy: your Cutlass Black, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Cutlass BlackCommercial; made by Drake;
      Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Cutlass Black Best in Show

    All ships listed are versatile, somewhat customizable, and useful improvements as compared to starter ships.

    Mulitcrew All-Rounder Ships

    The largest size of all-rounders can transport cargo, can take on combat missions, and offer basic exploration capabilities. Versatile, customizable, and often modular, they fit a variety of missions. These are your typical jack-of-all-trades multiplayer ships that can decently handle a large variety of roles.


    1. Galaxy: Modular Corvette sized All-Rounder ship 
      Search & Buy: your Galaxy, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Galaxy; made by RSI;

    Cargo Transportation

    ‘Small’ Cargo Ships

    These ships are single-purpose for cargo transportation. Thanks to their small size, they can traverse small jump points, allowing for shorter routes when time is money. They are also useful as entry-level ships for traders with a limited budget and small crew.

    These models will be of interest to you:

    1. Freelancer: Armored Transport
      Search & Buy: your Freelancer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs FreelancerCommercial; made by MISC;
    2. Hull A: Small Transport 
      Search & Buy: your Hull A, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Hull A; made by MISC;
    3. Reliant Kore Hauler: small transport with some combat ability
      Search & Buy: your Reliant Kore, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Reliant KoreCommercial; made by MISC;
    4. Cutlass Black: Fighter/Transport hybrid
      Search & Buy: your Cutlass Black, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Cutlass BlackCommercial; made by Drake;
      Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Cutlass Black Best in Show;
    5. Spirit C1: small Transport with minor combat capability
      Search & Buy: your Spirit C1, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Spirit C1; Commercial; made by Crusader;

    All of these are transportation-focused ships, assuming a typical crew of 2. The Cutlass is an exception, as that is built with the capability to hold itself in a fight. Alternate options worth checking out are:

    1. Aurora CL: Starter Ship with Increased Capacity
      Search & Buy: your Aurora CL, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Aurora CLCommercial; made by RSI;
    2. MPUV Cargo: Tiny Utility Cargo ship that can load/unload bigger vessels
      Search & Buy: your MPUV Cargo, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs MPUV CargoCommercial; made by Argo;
    3. 400i: Luxury Cruise Ship with Cargo Capacity
      Search & Buy: your 400i, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs 400iCommercial; made by Origin;

    These ships are well fit for new and independent traders alike.

     

    ‘Medium’ Cargo Ships

    Versatile Cargo ships with significant capacity, still retain the capability to act independently. These ships offer a good balance of risk vs. reward for small crews of typically 2-4 people.

    These ships will be of interest to you:

    1. Constellation Andromeda: Versatile Cargo Ship with Snub Fighter Docking Port
      Search & Buy: your Constellation Andromeda, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs AndromedaLaunch Party; made by RSI;
    2. Railen: Alien Xi'An Cargo Ship
      Search & Buy: your Railen, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Railen; made by Gatac;
    3. Constellation Taurus: Increased Cargo Capacity
      Search & Buy: your Constellation Taurus, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Constellation TaurusCommercial; made by RSI;
    4. Zeus MK2 CL: Allrounder Cargo Variant
      Search & Buy: your Zeus MK2 CL, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
      More Information: Specs Zeus MK2 CL; made by RSI;
    5. Freelancer Max: Armored Transport with slightly enhanced capacity
      Search & Buy: your Freelancer Max, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Freelancer Max; made by MISC;
    6. Raft: Cargo Hauler with standardized containers
      Search & Buy: your Raft, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Raft; made by Argo;
    7. Mercury: Medium sized Information & Cargo Transport
      Search & Buy: your Mercury, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Mercury; made by Crusader;

    The ships above seem a solid choice for anyone who wants to specialize in trading runs.
    Alternatively worth checking out:

    1. Corsair: Explorer with decent cargo capacity
      Search & Buy: your Corsair, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs CorsairCommercial; made by Drake;
    2. Retaliator Base (with Forward & Aft Cargo Modules): Retrofit Military Ship
      Search & Buy: your Retaliator Base, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Retaliator Base; made by Aegis;

    These ships are good to make money by trading goods for small crews or for running transportation missions.

     

    ‘Large’ Cargo Ships

    Costly high-capacity ships that are vulnerable on their own. They have increased crew requirements of typically at least 4 crew and operations need to be well planned.
    Typical ships of this class are:

    1. Caterpillar: Modular Freighter with detachable command Module
      Search & Buy: your Caterpillar, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Caterpillar; made by Drake;
      Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Caterpillar Pirate; Specs Caterpillar Best in Show;
    2. Hull B: High-capacity freighter
      Search & Buy: your Hull B; or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Hull B; made by MISC;
    3. Hercules Starlifter C2: high-capacity vehicle transports
      Search & Buy: your Hercules C2, of find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Hercules C2; Commercial; made by Crusader;
    4. Hercules Starlifter M2: military vehicle transport
      Search & Buy: your Hercules M2, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      Specs Hercules M2Commercial; made by Crusader;

    High Capacity makes your trade runs worthwhile. Alternatively, these ships are fit for this role:

    1. Carrack: Modular, Armored Explorer
      Search & Buy: your Carrack, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Carrack; Commercial; made by Anvil;
      Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Carrack Expedition;
    2. Constellation Taurus Increased Cargo Capacity
      Search & Buy: your Constellation Taurus, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Constellation Taurus; made by RSI;
    3. Gensis Starliner: Large Passenger Transport
      Search & Buy: your Genesis, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Genesis; made by Crusader;
    4. Odyssey: Explorer with good Cargo Capacity and Mining & Refining Tech
      Search & Buy: your Odyssey, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Odyssey; made by MISC;
    5. Galaxy (with Cargo Module): Modular Corvette sized All-Rounder ship 
      Search & Buy: your Galaxy, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Galaxy; made by RSI;

    It is recommended to never operate any of these ships alone and/or without a military escort.

     

    ‘Huge’ Cargo Ships

    Top-of-the-line capacity – but these ships will also require tedious planning on each trip you take. Expect high crew requirements and mandatory escorts if you want to operate these ships.
    Typical choices include:

    1. Merchantman: Alien Banu Trade Ship
      Search & Buy: your Merchantman, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Merchantman; made by Banu;
    2. Hull C: hauler for large cargo volume
      Search & Buy: your Hull C, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
      More Information: Specs Hull CCommercial; made by MISC;

    It is recommended to never operate any of these ships alone and/or without a military escort.
    Alternatively, these ships also qualify in this category, but may not be as cost-effective:

     

    1. Kraken Privateer Capital Ship Class, Light Carrier, and Merchant Ship
      Search & Buy: your Kraken Privateer (Account);
      More Information: Specs Kraken Privateer; made by Drake;

    Note that huge Cargo ships may require significant time for loading and unloading, thus they are recommended to be used on main trade routes.

    ‘Super-Sized’ Cargo Ships

    Where capacity is all that matters… these ships go beyond what’s normally thought possible. Loading but one of these ships may drain the funds of a moderately sized guild – you’d better make sure not to lose that cargo!

    1. Hull D: 4 times the capacity of a huge transport!
      Search & Buy: your Hull D, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Hull D; made by MISC;
    2. Hull E: 10 times the capacity of a huge transport!
      Search & Buy: your Hull E, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Hull E; made by MISC;

    These ships are typically not for personal use but for large-scale guild operations.

     

    ‘Huge’ Liquid Transports

    These transports are designed to shuttle liquids rather than solid goods.

    1. Starfarer: Refinery Capability, refuels other ships
      Search & Buy: your Starfarer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs StarfarerSpotlightCommercial; made by MISC;
    2. Starfarer Gemini: Military Variant, refuels other ships
      Related: your Starfarer Gemini, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs Starfarer GeminiCommercial; made by MISC;

    Starfarers have the capability to refuel other ships in flight.

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    Mining Ships

    If you want to extract minerals from asteroids and planets, these ships will be of interest to you:

     

    1. Prospector: Single Person Mining Ship, may drill on planets
      Search & Buy: your Prospector, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs ProspectorCommercialFanvid; made by MISC;
    2. Mole: Mid Sized Mining Ship, capable of parallel mining also on planets
      Search & Buy: your Mole, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
      More Information: Specs MoleCommercial; made by Argo;
      Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Mole TalusSpecs Mole Carbon;
      1. Arrastra: Mid Range Deep Space Mining Ship
        Search & Buy: your Arrastra, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Arrastra;  made by RSI;
      2. Orion: Industrial Large-Scale Asteroid Mining
        Search & Buy: your Orion, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Orion; made by RSI;

      Additionally, these ships do have mining capability:

       

      1. Odyssey: Explorer with good Cargo Capacity and Mining & Refining Tech
        Search & Buy: your Odyssey, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Odyssey; made by MISC;

      Please note that mining operations can be dangerous and protective escorts are advised.
      Alternatively, you may bring a small mining Vehicle that fits your hangar or cargo bay and which you can unload on planets for surface mining. See our Vehicle Guide for more information on that.

      Repair Ships

      Repair other ships wherever you go, these ships are equipped with drones and repair tools for small to large vessels:

      1. Vulcan: Multi-Purpose Support Ship with Repair Drones
        Search & Buy: your Vulcan, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Vulcan; made by Aegis;
      2. Crucible: Mobile Garage and Repair ship
        Search & Buy: your Crucible, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Crucible; made by Anvil;

      You’ll probably want to ensure additional escort. Additionally, you may want to check out these ships, which may help your repair & recovery:

       

      1. SRV: tugboat for freight, cargo, and ship towing
        Search & Buy: your Argo SRV, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs SRV; made by Argo;

      Refuel Ships

      Extending the range of your ships is possible, by refueling them in deep space. These ships can support keeping your combat fleets going or enable extended long-distance trips for your transport ships and other operations.

      1. Vulcan: Multi-Purpose Support Ship with Repair Drones
        Search & Buy: your Vulcan, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Vulcan; made by Aegis;
      2. Starfarer: Refinery Capability, refuels other ships
        Search & Buy: your Starfarer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs StarfarerSpotlightCommercial; made by MISC;
      3. Starfarer Gemini: Military Variant, refuels other ships
        Related: your Starfarer Gemini, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Starfarer GeminiCommercial; made by MISC;

      Make sure you never run out of fuel in deep space, it’s cold and lonely there!

       

      Salvage Ships

      Dismantle and deconstruct relics and destroyed ships on large-scale salvage operations.

      1. Reclaimer: Industrial Scale Salvage Ship
        Search & Buy: your Reclaimer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs ReclaimerCommercial; made by Aegis;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Reclaimer Best in Show
      2. Vulture: Entry Salvage Ship
        Search & Buy: your Vulture, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs VultureCommercial;made by Drake;

      While you can always use mobile gear for small-scale salvage, there’s currently but one choice for industrial dismantling operations.
      Additionally, you may want to check out these ships, which may help your salvage operation:

       

      1. SRV: tugboat for freight, cargo and ship towing
        Search & Buy: your Argo SRV, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs SRV; made by Argo;

       

      Exploration Ships

      Short Range / Personal Explorers

      If you want to get into exploring alone or with a friend, there are a lot of ships capable to explore new frontiers:

      1. 300-Series 315p: Luxurious All-Rounder with Exploration Focus
        Search & Buy: your 315p, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 315pLaunch Party; made by Origin;
      2. Mustang Beta: Starter Ship Exploration Variant
        Search & Buy: your Mustang Beta, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Mustang BetaCommercial; made by CNOU;
      3. Freelancer DUR: Small Armoured Transport with Exploration Focus
        Search & Buy: your Freelancer DUR, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Freelancer Dur; made by MISC;
      4. Zeus MK2 ES: Explorer variant
        Search & Buy: your Zeus MK2 ES, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Zeus MK2 ES; made by RSI;
      5. Pisces Small Explorer with tiny cargo
        Search & Buy: your C8 Pisces, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs C8 Pisces; made by Anvil;
      6. Pisces Expedition: Small form Explorer with a little cargo capacity
        Search & Buy: your C8x Pisces Expedition, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information Specs C8x Pisces Expedition; made by Anvil;
      7. Terrapin: Armored Exploration and Avionics Craft
        Search & Buy: your Terrapin, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs TerrapinCommercial; made by Anvil;

      Also, you may want to check out these options:

      1. Aurora ES: Starter Ship Variant with Exploration Focus
        Search & Buy: your Aurora ES, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Aurora ESCommercial; made by RSI;
      2. Cutter Scout: newcomer scout ship
        Search & Buy: your Cutter Scout, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Cutter Scout; made by Drake;
      3. 400i: Medium Sized Luxury Yacht
        Search & Buy: your 400i, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 400iCommercial; made by Origin;

      Above explorers are limited to short and moderate Ranges, however, they are also mobile and capable to explore small jump points.

       

      Long-Range Expedition Ships

      To go boldly where no man has gone before, these ships are to your liking – travel vast distances and handle any situation you encounter. Be advised though, that you’ll need several crew members to operate them:

      1. Carrack: Modular, Armored Explorer
        Search & Buy: your Carrack, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Carrack; Commercial; made by Anvil;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Carrack Expedition;
      2. Odyssey: Explorer with good Cargo Capacity and Mining & Refining Tech
        Search & Buy: your Odyssey, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Odyssey; made by MISC;
      3. Origin 600i Explorer: Luxurious Exploration Vessel
        Search & Buy: your 600i Explorer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 600i ExplorerCommercial; made by Origin;
      4. Constellation Aquila: Exploration Variant of a medium-sized Cargo Ship
        Search & Buy: your Constellation Aquila, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Constellation AquilaCommercial; made by RSI;
      5. Corsair Well-armed Exploration Vessel
        Search & Buy: your Corsair, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs CorsairCommercial; made by Drake;
      6. Endeavor: Deep Space Research Ship with customize-able modules
        Search & Buy: your Endeavor, or find Upgrades, Modules and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Endeavor; made by MISC;

      Note that all ships have the possibility to bring at least one of its own snub fighters for defense – but remember, they are built and equipped to overcome natural obstacles, not military engagements.

       

      Colonization Ships

      What’s the purpose of going to remote places, if you can’t stay there? If your dream isn’t just about discovering strange places, but about colonizing them, then look no further:

      1. Pioneer: Colonisation Vessel with Habitat Module Factory
        Search & Buy: your Pioneer, or find Add-Ons and Land Deeds
        More Information: Specs Pioneer; made by CNOU;

      Whether you want to expand your business or build yourself a new home – the frontiers are rich in opportunity for everyone!

       

      Racing Ships

      Racing Ships

      Star Citizen is well-known for its tough and highly competitive race tracks. Think you’ve got what it takes to be the fastest? These ships may be of interest to you:

      1. 300 Series 350R: All-Rounder Racing Variant with Twin Engine
        Search & Buy: your 350r, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 350R; made by Origin;
      2. M50: Small and maneuverable Racing Ship
        Search & Buy: your M50, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs M50SpotlightCommercial; made by Origin;
      3. Mustang Gamma: Racing Variant of the popular Starter Ship
        Search & Buy: your Mustang Gamma, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Mutang GammaCommercial; made by CNOU;
      4. Mustang Omega: Special Edition Racing Variant of the popular Starter Ship
        Search & Buy: your Mustang Omega
        More Information: Specs Mustang Omega; made by CNOU;
      5. P-Series P-72 Archimedes: Racing Variant of the Snub Fighter
        Search & Buy: your P-72 Archimedes, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs P-72 Archimedes; made by Kruger;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs P-72 Archimedes Emerald;
      6. Razor: Advanced Racing Ship
        Search & Buy: your Razor, or find Ugprades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs RazorCommercial; made by MISC;
      7. Razor LX: Racing Ship Variant focusing on Speed over Maneuverability
        Search & Buy: your Razor LX, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Razor LXCommercial; made by MISC;
      8. Fury LX: Racing Variant of Light Fighter with Xi'An Technology
        Search & Buy: your Fury LX, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Fury LX; Commercial; made by Mirai;

      All of the above are ships built for racing. In addition, the ships below are known to be very fast, albeit not dedicated to space racing:

       

      1. Razor EX: Stealth Variant of the racing ship
        Search & Buy: your Razor EX, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Razor EXCommercial; made by MISC;
      2. P-Series P-52 Merlin: fast Snub Fighter
        Search & Buy: your P-52 Merlin, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Merlin; made by Kruger;
      3. Herald: fast Info Runner
        Search & Buy: your Herald, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information Specs Herald; made by Drake;
      4. 85x: Small Luxury Taxi
        Search & Buy: your 85x, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 85xSpotlight; made by Origin;

      Gravlev Racing Bikes

      If you want a small fast bike to compete on race tracks both in space or near the ground, these gravlev racing bikes might be the thing for you:

       

      1. Nox: Gravlev racing bike capable of space flight
        Search & Buy: your Nox, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs NoxCommercial; made by Aopoa;
      2. X1 Velocity: Gravlev racing bike capable of space flight
        Search & Buy: your X1 Velocity, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs X1 Velocity; made by Origin;

      Note that gravlev bikes may not be able to enter and leave the atmosphere of planets on their own.

       

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      Bounty Hunters

      For earning money as a bounty hunter, you need the capability to bring your victims home alive. These ships provide the required holding cells:

      1. Avenger Stalker: Allrounder Police Variant
        Search & Buy: your Avenger Stalker, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Avenger StalkerLaunch Party; made by Aegis;
      2. Cutlass Blue: Police Variant Fighter/Transport
        Search & Buy: your Cutlass Blue, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Cutlass Blue; made by Drake;
      3. Hawk: Light fighter with single prison storage and EMP capability
        Search & Buy: your Hawk, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs HawkCommercial; made by Anvil;

      Safe for capital warships like the Idris that typically provide some holding cells as well, there are no alternate options to safely transport your ‘passengers’ - that is, unless you keep them knocked out cold, in which case ships in the All-Rounder category might also work well for you. 

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      Gravlev Space Bikes

      This category includes small, typically open canopy snub fighters, that are also capable of levitation land travel.

       

      1. Dragonfly Yellowjacket: Dual-Seated Gravlev Bike capable of Space Flight
        Search & Buy: your Dragonfly Yellowjacket, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Dragonfly YellowjacketCommercial; made by Drake;
      2. Dragonfly Black: Dual-Seated Gravlev Bike capable of Space Flight
        Search & Buy: your Dragonfly Black, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Dragonfly BlackCommercial; made by Drake;
      3. Nox: Gravlev Racing Bike capable of Space Flight
        Search & Buy: your Nox, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs NoxCommercial; made by Aopoa;
      4. Nox Kue: Gravlev Racing Bike capable of Space Flight
        Search & Buy: your Nox Kue, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Nox KueCommercial; made by Aopoa;
      5. X1 Baseline Edition: Gravlev Bike capable of Space Flight
        Search & Buy: your X1 Baseline Edition, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs X1 Baseline; made by Origin;
      6. X1 Velocity: Gravlev Racing Bike capable of Space Flight
        Search & Buy: your X1 Velocity, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs X1 Velocity; made by Origin;
      7. X1 Force: Gravlev Bike tuned for Ground & Space Combat
        Search & Buy: your X1 Force, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs X1 Force; made by Origin;


      Other Choices worth checking:

      1. Hoverquad: Unarmed Civilian Gravlev Quad
        Search & Buy: your Hoverquad, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs HoverquadTrailer; made by CNOU;

       

      While preferable to being used as land vehicles and barely fit space combat, they still find popular use on transport ships for combat duty, since they easily fit into most cargo bays and can be used as both, an additional defense craft and for planet-based operations. Note, however, that ships in this category may be unable to enter or leave the atmosphere of planets on their own. 

       

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      Snub Fighters

      Most of these ships are just racers with guns tagged to them whose purpose is to irritate and distract your enemies. They are typically used in conjunction with larger craft, allowing them to escape if attacked.

      1. 85x: Small Luxury Taxi
        Search & Buy: your 85x, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 85xSpotlight; made by Origin;
      2. M50: Small and manueverable Racing Ship and Interceptor
        Search & Buy: your M50, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs M50SpotlightCommercial; made by Origin;
      3. P-Series P-52 Merlin: fast Snub Fighter
        Search & Buy: your P-52 Merlin, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Merlin; made by Kruger;
      4. P-Series P-72 Archimedes: Racing Variant of the Snub Fighter
        Search & Buy: your P-72 Archimedes, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs P-72 Archimedes; made by Kruger;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs P-72 Archimedes Emerald;

      These ships are meant as interceptors, working together with bigger ships carried docked onto bigger ships – you’ll rather not want to use them for dogfights on their own. Alternatively, also check out these ships:

       

      Light Fighters

      Light fighters are fairly cheap but built to kill. Utilizing solid firepower, combined with high speed and maneuverability, these ships can be deadly even to larger enemies. However, lacking heavy armor and shields also makes them vulnerable to hostile fire.

      1. Arrow: Fast and Nimble Light Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Arrow, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs ArrowCommercial; made by Anvil;
      2. Gladius: Nimble and Durable Light Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Gladius, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs GladiusLaunch Party; made by Aegis;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Gladius Pirate;
      3. Gladius Valiant: Improved Combat Variant
        Search & Buy: your Gladius Valiant, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Gladius Valiant; made by Aegis;
      4. Buccaneer: Small and Nimble Light Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Buccaneer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs BuccaneerSpotlight; made by Drake;
      5. Hawk: Light fighter with single prison storage and EMP capability
        Search & Buy: your Hawk, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs HawkCommercial; made by Anvil;
      6. Sabre Raven: Stealth Fighter with EMP capability
        Search & Buy: your Sabre Raven
        More Information: Specs Sabre RavenLaunch Party; made by Aegis;
      7. Scythe: Alien Vanduul Light Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Scythe
        More Information: Specs ScytheCommercial; manufacturer unknown;
      8. Talon: Alien Tevarin Light Fighter (Replica)
        Search & Buy: your Talon, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information Specs Talon; made by Esperia;
      9. Fury (Base Variant): Light Fighter based on Xi'An Technology
        Search & Buy: your Fury, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Fury; Commercial; made by Mirai;
      10. Blade: Alien Vanduul Scout (Replica)
        Search & Buy: your Blade, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information Specs BladeCommercial; made by Esperia;
      11. Kharthu-Al: Alien Xi’An Scout
        Search & Buy: your Khartu-Al, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Kharthu-Al; Spotlight; made by Aopoa;

      The fighters above were built primarily as light combat ships, however also the hybrid fighters listed below can fill a similar role:

       

      1. Mustang Delta: Enhanced Starter Ship with additional Weapons and Armor
        Search & Buy: your Mustang Delta, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Mustang DeltaCommercial; made by CNOU;
      2. Aurora LN: Enhanced Starter, Budget Ship with Additional Weapons
        Search & Buy: your Aurora LN, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Aurora LNCommercial; made by RSI;
      3. 300-Series 325a: Luxurious All-Rounder with Combat Focus
        Search & Buy: your 325a, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 325aLaunch Party; made by Origin;
      4. 300 Series 350R: All-Rounder Racing Variant with Twin Engine
        Search & Buy: your 350r, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 350R; made by Origin;
      5. Avenger Renegade: Allrounder with Cargo & Combat Focus
        Search & Buy: your Avenger Renegade,or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Avenger Renegade; made by Aegis;
      6. Talon Shrike: Alien Light Fighter (Replica) - Missile Loadout Variant
        Search & Buy: your Talon Shrike, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Talon Shrike; made by Aopoa;
      7. Fury MX: Missile Variant of Light Fighter with Xi'An Technology
        Search & Buy: your Fury MX, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Fury MX; Commercial; made by Mirai;

      Light fighters are best used by highly skilled pilots: Superior speed and agility allow the pilot to control and dominate the engagement, however lacking heavy shields and armor, even the slightest mistake may instantly prove fatal in combat.

       

      Medium Fighters

      High Firepower, decently maneuverable, and extremely deadly – medium fighters are your front-line troopers. While fairly expensive, these state-of-the-art fighters are currently dominating the Arena:

       

      1. Hornet F7C Wildfire: balanced Medium Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Hornet F7C Wildfire; or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Hornet Wildfire; made by Anvil;
      2. Hornet F7C-M Heartseeker: Dual-Seated Medium Fighter Variant with Improved Weaponry
        Search & Buy: your Hornet F7C-M Heartseeker, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Super Hornet; made by Anvil;
      3. Hornet F7C-M Superhornet: Dual-Seated Medium Fighter with Improved Armor
        Search & Buy: your Hornet F7C-M Superhornet, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Super Hornet; made by Anvil;
      4. Glaive: Alien Vanduul Medium Fighter (Replica)
        Search & Buy: your Glaive, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Glaive; made by Esperia;
      5. Scorpius: Dual-Seated Fighter with Controllable Remote Turret
        Search & Buy: your Scorpius, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Scorpius; Commercial; made by RSI;
      6. Sabre: Heavy Shielded Stealth Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Sabre, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs SabreSpotlight; made by Aegis;
      7. Sabre Comet: Heavy Shielded Stealth Fighter with Improved Weaponry
        Search & Buy: your Sabre Comet, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Sabre Comet; made by Aegis;
      8. San’tok.Yāi: Alien Xian Medium Fighter
        Search & Buy: your San´tokYāi, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs San’tok.Yāi; made by Aopoa;
      9. F8C Lightning Civilian: Next Generation Medium Fighter (restricted availability)
        Search & Buy: your F8C Lightning Civilian (Account);
        More Information: GalactapediaLaunch Party; made by Anvil;
      10. F8C Lightning Executive: Next Generation Medium Fighter (restricted availability)
        Search & Buy: your F8C Lightning Executive (Account);
        More Information: GalactapediaLaunch Party; made by Anvil;

      Additional ships capable to perform this role:

       

      1. Hornet F7C-S Ghost: Lesser Armed Stealth-Variant of the Medium Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Hornet F7C-S Ghost, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Hornet Ghost; made by Anvil;
      2. Hurricane: Medium Fighter sporting a Manned Turret
        Search & Buy: your Hurricane, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs HurricaneCommercial; made by Anvil;
      3. Buccaneer: Vulnerable but Heavily-Armed Light Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Buccaneer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs BuccaneerSpotlight; made by Drake;

      As opposed to Light Fighters, medium fighters are a little more forgiving of mistakes thanks to the armor and/or shields provided. While not as nimble, these ships typically make up the main body of a fighting force.

       

      Heavy Fighters

      Heavily armed multi-crew ships, capable of dealing devastating damage against other fighters and medium-sized ships alike. These ships typically sport manned turrets to provide cover against lighter fighters. Don’t expect them to be superior to other fighter classes – but they can take a beating while they take out attackers with their own guns, turrets, and missiles.

      1. Vanguard Warden: Long Range Heavy Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Vanguard Warden, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Vanguard Warden; made by Aegis;
      2. Defender: Alien Banu Heavy Fighter
        Search & Buy: your Defender, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Defender; unknown Banu Souli;

      Also check these ships, that work well in a similar role:

       

      1. Ares Ion: Anti Capship Fighter designed for Energy Loadouts
        Search & Buy: your Ares Ion, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Ares Ion; Commercial; made by Crusader;
      2. Ares Inferno: Anti Capship Fighter designed for Balistic Loadouts
        Search & Buy: your Ares Inferno, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Ares IonCommercial; made by Crusader;
      3. Cutlass Black: heavy Fighter/Transport hybrid
        Search & Buy: your Cutlass Black, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Cutlass BlackCommercial; made by Drake;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Cutlass Black Best in Show
      4. Cutlass Blue: Police Variant Fighter/Transport
        Search & Buy: your Cutlass Blue, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Cutlass Blue; made by Drake;
      5. Vanguard Harbinger: Heavy Fighter with Torpedo Module
        Search & Buy: your Vanguard Harbinger, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Harbinger; made by Aegis;
      6. Scorpius: Dual-Seated Fighter with Controllable Remote Turret
        Search & Buy: your Scorpius, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Scorpius; Commercial; made by RSI;

      Heavy fighters are probably less ideal for dogfights as they aren’t very nimble, so you’ll mostly find them where you expect heavy and/or chaotic incoming fire, or against larger craft.

       

      Torpedo Bombers

      Torpedo Bombers are designed to take out larger, if not capital ships. If you need to break targets that heavy fighters can’t, bringing torpedoes might be a wise choice. Check out these options:

      1. Gladiator: Carrier-based Light Bomber
        Search & Buy: your Gladiator, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Gladiator; made by Anvil;
      2. Eclipse: Heavy Stealth Bomber
        Search & Buy: your Eclipse, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs EclipseCommercial; made by Aegis;
      3. Retaliator Bomber: Heavy Long Range Bomber
        Search & Buy: your Retaliator Bomber, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs RetaliatorSpotlightLaunch Party; made by Aegis;

      Alternatively, you may want to take a look at these ships too:

      1. Vanguard Harbinger: Heavy Fighter with small Torpedoes
        Search & Buy: your Vanguard Harbinger, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Harbinger; made by Aegis;
      2. Freelancer MIS: Missile Boat, loads of missiles but no torpedoes
        Search & Buy: your Freelancer MIS, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Freelancer Mis; made by MISC;

      Most Torpedo Bombers can handle themselves well enough in a fight. Since they’re prime targets for fighters though, you probably want to bring an escort.

      Planetary Bombers

      The following ships are designed for planetary bombardment. Classical, effective, and deadly, they decimate enemy defenses before your own ground troops move in. 


      1. Hercules Starlifter A2: High Capacity Military Transport with supersized Bombs
        Search & Buy: your Hercules Starlifter A2
        More Information: Specs Hercules A2Commercial; made by Crusader;
      2. Spirit A1: ground bomber carrying multiple bombs
        Search & Buy: your Spirit A1, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Spirit A1; Commercial; made by Crusader;

       

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      Warships

      Warships offer massive firepower yet they need large crews to operate. Warships are often used as flagships for smaller battle units, for patrol duty or as escorts for large convoys or capital ships.

      1. Perseus Corvette Class Warship
        Search & Buy: your Perseus, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Perseus; made by RSI;
      2. Polaris Militia Torpedo Corvette
        Search & Buy: your Polaris, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Polaris; made by RSI;
      3. Hammerhead Corvette-Sized Military Gunboat
        Search & Buy: your Hammerhead, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Hammerhead; made by Aegis;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Hammerhead Best in Show

      The ships below are also well large, well-armed ships that may interest you – though designed with different roles in mind, hence they don't quite fit the ‘warship’ term:

      1. 890 Jump: Corvette-Sized Luxury Yacht
        Search & Buy: your 890 Jump;
        More Information: Specs 890 Jump; made by Origin;

      Escort Carriers

      The focus of Escort Carriers is to transport a limited number of fighters and bombers into battle range, to refuel and repair them enabling them and to act as a forward battle base. 

       

      1. Idris-P: Capital Ship Class, Militia Frigate
        Search & Buy: your Idris-P (Account)
        More Information: Specs Idris-P; made by Aegis;
      2. Idris-K: Capital Ship Class, Militia Frigate with Laser Cannon
        Search & Buy: your Idris-K (Account);
        More Information: Idris-P + extra Weapon Kit; made by Aegis;
      3. Idris-M: Capital Ship Class, Military Frigate with Railgun
        Search & Buy: your Idris-M (Account)
        More Information: Specs Idris-M; made by Aegis;
      4. Kraken: Capital Ship Sized, Light Carrier
        Search & Buy: your Kraken (Account);
        More Information: Specs KrakenCommercial; made by Drake;
      5. Kraken Privateer: Capital Ship Sized, Light Carrier and Merchant Ship
        Search & Buy: your Kraken Privateer (Account);
        More Information: Specs Kraken Privateer; made by Drake;

      also, check out some smaller-sized ships with similar capabilities:

       

      1. Liberator: medium-sized transport with landing pads and vehicle storage
        Search & Buy: your Liberator, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Liberator; made by Anvil;

      Capital Ships

      These characteristics define a capital ship: if the capital ships are beaten, the navy is beaten. But if the rest of the navy is beaten, the capital ships can still operate. Another characteristic that defines capital ships is that their main opponent is each other. Capital ships offer immense firepower but note that take-off alone is a massive undertaking: Crew requirements are immense, often requiring 30 people or more, and the cost of operations, weapons & ammunition, fuel, maintenance… expect Capital Ships to be operated by successful organizations only.

       

      1. Idris-K: Capital Ship Class, Militia Frigate with Laser Cannon
        Search & Buy: your Idris-K (Account);
        More Information: Idris-P + extra Weapon Kit; made by Aegis;
      2. Idris-M: Capital Ship Class, Military Frigate with Railgun
        Search & Buy: your Idris-M (Account)
        More Information: Specs Idris-M; made by Aegis;
      3. Javelin: Capital Ship Class, Militia Destroyer
        Search & Buy: your Javelin (Account);
        More Information: Specs Javelin; made by Aegis;

      Note that Idris, Kraken, and Javelins are not simply transferable like other ships. To acquire one, please contact Star-Hangar Staff in chat.

       

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      Reconnaissance

      You can’t fight opponents that you can’t find to begin with. These ships will change that:

      1. Hornet F7C-R Tracker: medium Fighter with AWACS capability
        Search & Buy: your F7C-R Tracker, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Hornet Tracker; made by Anvil;
      2. Terrapin: Carrier-Based AWACS Platform
        Search & Buy: your Terrapin, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs TerrapinCommercial; made by Anvil;

      Alternatively these ships may help your Reconnaisance role, while potentially lacking some of the command and control functions sported by the previously mentioned reconnaisance ships:

      1. Cutter Scout: newcomer scout ship
        Search & Buy: your Cutter Scout, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Cutter Scout; made by Drake;

      Note that capital ships tend to have the advanced sensory capacity as well, but mobile reconnaissance craft will help increase your detection range.

      Electronic Warfare

      Looking for alternate methods to disable your enemies? Check out these ships:

      1. Avenger Warlock: EMP Attack Ship
        Search & Buy: your Avenger Warlock, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Avenger WarlockCommercial; made by Aegis;
      2. Sabre Raven: Stealth Fighter with EMP capability
        Search & Buy: your Sabre Raven
        More Information: Specs Sabre RavenLaunch Party; made by Aegis;
      3. Scorpius Antares: Stealth Fighter with EMP capability
        Search & Buy: your Scorpius Antares; or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Scorpius Antares; Commercial; made by RSI;
      4. Vanguard Sentinel: EMP Attack & Hacking Platform
        Search & Buy: your Vanguard Sentinel, or find Upgrades, Modules and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Vanguard Sentinel; made by Aegis;
      5. Zeus MK2 MR: EMP Variant
        Search & Buy: your Zeus MK2 MR, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Zeus MK2 MR; made by RSI;

      Alternatively, also these ships offer limited EMP capability:


      1. Hawk: Light fighter with single prison storage and EMP capability
        Search & Buy: your Hawk, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information:Specs HawkCommercial; made by Anvil;
      2. Legionnaire: Boarding ship with electronic warfare equipment
        Search & Buy: your Legionnaire, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Legionnaire; made by Anvil;

      Also, check out Communication & Info Runner Ships for options on how to protect data.

      Tactical Warfare

      Don't like direct engagements? Worry not, there are also indirect means of warfare at your disposal:

      1. Nautilus: Minelayer / Minesweeper 
        Search & Buy: your Nautilus, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Nautilus; made by Aegis;

      2. Mantis: Quantum Interdiction
        Search & Buy: your Mantis, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs MantisCommercial; made by RSI;

      3. Scorpius Antares: Stealth Fighter with EMP capability
        Search & Buy: your Scorpius Antares; or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Scorpius Antares; Commercial; made by RSI;

      This concludes the direct warfare options, aside from ground vehicles that you'll find in our vehicle guide

      Troop Transports

      Preparing for a landing or an invasion? Here are the ships that can transport and support your troops:

       

      1. Prowler: Iconic Alien Dropship (Tevarin Replica)
        Search & Buy: your Prowler, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs ProwlerCommercial;made by Esperia;
      2. Cutlass Steel: Heavy-Fighter/Cargo Hybrid retrofit for Dropship Operations
        Search & Buy: your Cutlass Steel, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Cutlass Steel; Commercial; made by Drake;
      3. Legionnaire: Boarding ship with electronic warfare equipment
        Search & Buy: your Legionnaire, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Legionnaire; made by Anvil;
      4. Vanguard Hoplite: Heavy Fighter Variant with Integrated Dropship Module
        Search & Buy: your Vanguard Hoplite, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Vanguard Hoplite; made by Aegis;
      5. Valkyrie: Large Troop Transport with room for Vehicles
        Search & Buy: your Valkyrie, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs ValkyrieCommercial; made by Anvil;
        Alternate Skins: Specs Valkyrie Liberator;
      6. Hercules Starlifter M2: Military Tank Transport 
        Search & Buy: your Hercules Starlifter M2, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Hercules M2Commercial; made by Crusader;

      Additionally, these ships may be useful in a Dropship Role:

       

      1. Redeemer: Gunship to provide Fire Support for Ground Troops
        Search & Buy: your Redeemer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs RedeemerCommercial; made by Aegis;
      2. Retaliator Base (with front Dropship module): Modular Transport equipable with Dropship Module
        Search & Buy: your Retaliator Base, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Retaliator Base; made by Aegis;
      3. MPUV Personnel: Tiny Utility Shuttle to transport Multiple Passengers 
        Search & Buy: your MPUV Personnel, or find Upgrades and Addons;
        More Information: Specs MPUV PersonnelCommercial; made by Argo;

      All these ships are capable to transport and support soldiers in battle under enemy fire. For non-combat transportation, you may find additional alternatives in the Taxi & Transportation section.

       

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      Taxi & Personnel Transport

      These ships can transport large numbers of people between sites and planets:

      1. Gensis Starliner: Large Passenger Transport
        Search & Buy: your Genesis, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Genesis; made by Crusader;

      While the above ships are large-volume transports, there are alternative choices for more individual or short-range transportation

      1. Constellation Phoenix: Luxury Yacht fit to transport a handful of VIP passengers.
        Search & Buy: your Constellation Phoneix;
        More Information: Specs Constellation Phoenix; made by RSI;
      2. Spirit E1: Luxurious VIP Transport with minor combat capability
        Search & Buy: your Spirit E1, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Spirit E1; made by Crusader;
      3. MPUV Personnel: Tiny Utility Shuttle to transport Multiple Passengers
        Search & Buy: your MPUV Personnel, or find Upgrades and Addons;
        More Information: Specs MPUV PersonnelCommercial; made by Argo;
      4. 85x: Small Luxury Taxi
        Search & Buy: your 85x, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 85xSpotlight; made by Origin;

      Ready to build your own transportation business?
      For additional options, you may want to check the Troop Transport section above. While you’ll not need the extra armor, those ships are of course perfectly fit to transport persons too.

       

      Communication & Info Runners

      Data needs to be broadcast between locations. These ships can help ensure data is gathered and transmitted:

      1. Herald: Fast Info Runner
        Search & Buy: your Herald, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Herald; made by Drake;
      2. Mercury: Medium-sized Information & Cargo Transport
        Search & Buy: your Mercury, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Mercury; made by Crusader;
      3. Reliant Mako: News Van
        Search & Buy: your Reliant Mako, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Reliant Mako; made by MISC;

      Make sure you are where the news is happening – there’s money to be earned with that!

       

      First Aid Medical Ships

      First Aid ships are typically limited to stabilizing patients, but cannot provide the full recovery and treatment that hospital ships can provide.


      1. Pisces C8R: Small First Aid Ship
        Search & Buy: your Pisces C8R, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Pisces C8R; made by Anvil;
      2. Cutlass Red: First Aid Ship
        Search & Buy: your Cutlass Red, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Cutlass Red; made by Drake;
      3. Apollo Triage: First Aid Ship
        Search & Buy: your Apollo Triage, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Apollo Triage; made by RSI;
      4. Apollo Medivac: Armoured Variant, First Aid Ship
        Search & Buy: your Apollo Medivac, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
        More Information: Specs Apollo Medivac; made by RSI;

       

      Medical Hospital Ships

      Medical Ships treat the wounded and can cure almost every injury, as long as the patient is brought there alive.


      1. Endeavor (with Hospital and Hangar Module): Exploration Ship repurposed as a mobile Hospital
        Search & Buy: your Endeavor, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Endeavor; made by MISC;
      2. Galaxy (with Hospital Module): Modulaar Corvette sized All-Rounder ship 
        Search & Buy: your Galaxy, or find Upgrades, Modules, and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Galaxy; made by RSI;

      Also while not as a main role, these ships support an advanced medical station capable of treating patients:


      1. Carrack: Modular, Armored Explorer
        Search & Buy: your Carrack, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Carrack; Commercial; made by Anvil;
        Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Carrack Expedition;



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      Luxury Yachts

      True Luxury doesn’t need a purpose… just relax and enjoy yourself!

      1. Constellation Phoenix: Medium Size Luxury Yacht
        Search & Buy: your Constellation Phoneix;
        More Information: Specs Constellation Phoenix; made by RSI;
      2. 400i: Medium Sized Luxury Yacht
        Search & Buy: your 400i, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 400iCommercial; made by Origin;
      3. 600i Touring: Large Luxury Yacht
        Search & Buy: your 600i Touring, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 600i TouringCommercial; made by Origin;
      4. 890 Jump: Capital Ship Size Luxury Yacht
        Search & Buy: your 890 Jump;
        More Information: Specs 890 Jump; made by Origin;

      Also, check out these tiny Luxury ships, that may make a nice addition to your Luxury Yacht:

      1. 85x: Small Luxury Taxi
        Search & Buy: your 85x, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs 85xSpotlight; made by Origin;
      2. Aurora LX: Luxury Variant of the popular Starter Ship
        Search & Buy: your Aurora LX, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Aurora LXCommercial; made by RSI;
      3. Spirit E1: Luxurious VIP Transport with minor combat capability
        Search & Buy: your Spirit E1, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
        More Information: Specs Spirit E1; made by Crusader;

      There’s no better way to travel in style!


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