At the heart of X4: Foundations are the ships which can be flown and fought. Ships fulfil a large range of roles in the economy such as trading, mining and building stations or can have purely combat orientated designs. Ships are classified based on their size and role in a manner similar to X Rebirth and unlike the class system of X3.
XS - Extra Small ships
Drones, deployables, mass traffic vessels and the space suit. With the exception of the space suit these craft are NPC and cannot be flown while only specific ones can be owned
Couriers, fighters, interceptors, miners and scouts. Cheap and fast but lightly shielded and with limited room for freight. Used for overtaking the competition and swarming enemies.
Corvettes, frigates, miners, transporters and bombers. Medium price general purpose ships.
Destroyers, freighters and miners. Large, slow and heavily shielded ships with considerable firepower and space for wares.
Builders, Carriers and Resuppliers. Huge ships with specialised niche roles.
Consolidated sortable list of all known x4 ships