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Heavy Corvettes. These ships are better shielded and have higher damage than M6 types but are slower.

Stats Overview

NameRaceMax Speed (m/s)*Max Acceleration*Max Steering (rpm)*HullMax Shield (MJ)Shield Power Generator (MW)Lasers and Turrets**Laser Energy (MJ)Laser Energy Reload Rate (MW)Max CargobayWare Transport ClassHangarPriceAvailability***
AP GunnerShared123.34.7?4.8320,0004 x 200MJ3,0002,0,2,2,0,0,214,2001,9001,500XL1 x ?9,933,350Not found in vanilla
Acinonyx PrototypeSplit19013.34360,0003 x 200MJ1,50012,0,0,0,2,2,225,0002,5001,000XL025,000,000Plot mission reward
Heavy CentaurArgon11583.3268,0004 x 200MJ2,8006,0,0,0,2,2,214,5001,750975XL010,842,600

Available for purchase

Heavy Centaur PrototypeArgon154103.2268,0004 x 200MJ2,9006,0,0,0,2,2,216,5002,000690XL011,926,850Boarding only
Heavy DragonSplit160.9122.6222,4003 x 200MJ2,1508,0,0,0,4,0,017,5251,970675XL011,906,500

Available for purchase

Heavy HydraBoron138.182.6285,2004 x 200MJ3,2506,2,0,0,0,0,213,5001,890875XL019,240,600

Available for purchase

Heavy NemesisParanid124.683.1268,0004 x 200MJ2,8008,0,2,2,0,0,215,7501,890575XL010,846,800

Available for purchase

Heavy OspreyTeladi9262.5273,6005 x 200MJ2,9008,2,0,0,2,0,214,1001,6901,050XL012,474,500

Available for purchase

Hyperion VanguardParanid169.3156.2360,0005 x 200MJ2,5008,2x2,0,0,0,0,2x325,0002,1003,333XL2 x M3+-M525,000,000Boarding only
PXXenon126.5144.2192,0004 x 200MJ3,4507,0,2,2,0,0,115,2502,0001,150XL04,750,000Boarding only
SkironArgon149122.9214,4005 x 200MJ2,8008,0,2,2,0,0,214,5001,750975XL010,922,500

Available for purchase

ValiATF110102.4270,0006 x 200MJ4,0008,0,2,2,0,0,219,5002,000850XL011,017,500

Available for purchase

Washi HaulerYaki1178.46.5268,0004 x 200MJ2,8006,0,2,2,0,0,214,5001,740975XL010,842,600Not found in vanilla


* = Maximum able to be obtained by purchased tunings.   These values can be exceeded by using Pandora Tunings.

** = Number of available laser slots in the Main, Front, Left, Right, Up, Down, Back batteries

*** = Ships with data existing in the vanilla game files are listed but some are not available during play without mods or scripts

Functions and applications

The M6+ Heavy corvettes sacrifice speed and cargobay capacity for increased shielding and firepower compared to M6 ships.   In sector M6+ ships are more resistant to missiles due to having more turrets with a larger variety of lasers able to be equiped (centaur family excepted).   The lack of speed prevents many M6+ ships (Heavy Centaur Prototype, Heavy Dragon, Hyperion Vanguard and Skiron excluded) from being used for raiding and tends to favour a defensive or fleet role.   Unlike M6 corvettes that can rely heavily on missiles in combat the limited cargobay forces M6+ ships to rely more on conventional combat.   This indifference to missile use makes M6+ ships vastly superior when fighting out of sector.     

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