Heavy Fighters. Bearing more guns and shields than conventional M3 fighters at the cost of maneuverability.

 

 

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***
Aamon PrototypeArgon1803142.220,0006 x 25MJ1,1008,1,0,0,0,0,18,500265.6255L03,750,000Main Plot completion reward
Advanced Pirate EclipsePirates1263350.822,5004 x 25MJ1,2008,1,0,0,0,0,17,800195332L03,567,500Bail only
ChimeraSplit1823937.720,0003 x 25MJ1,1258,1,0,0,0,0,18,750218.7300L03,350,000Available for purchase
CutlassTerran1732439.521,2506 x 25MJ1,3004,2,0,0,0,0,29,000270240L03,175,000Available for purchase
EclipseArgon1302250.825,0001 x 200MJ1,2508,1,0,0,0,0,18,000200320L03,300,000Available for purchase
Pirate EclipsePirates1403053.318,7503 x 25MJ8008,1,0,0,0,0,17,800195285L03,260,000Bail only
Eclipse PrototypeArgon1202342.230,0005 x 25MJ1,5008,1,0,0,0,0,18,500205350L03,630,000Bail only
Enhanced ChimeraSplit162.53243.625,0004 x 25MJ1,2008,1,0,0,0,0,18,750218.7300L03,685,000?
Enhanced KeaTeladi120193132,0005 x 25MJ1,3008,1,0,0,0,0,18,000200750L03,657,500Tormented Teladi: Retreiving Your Ship!
FenrirATF1902142.220,0006 x 25MJ1,1008,2,0,0,0,0,29,000270256L03,325,000Available for purchase
KeaTeladi104163130,0005 x 25MJ1,2208,1,0,0,0,0,17,300182.5410L03,325,000Available for purchase
Pirate KeaPirates109.22441.722,5004 x 25MJ9768,1,0,0,0,0,17,300182.5390L03,275,000Bail only
LXXenon1432155.230,0004 x 25MJ1,3508,1,0,0,0,0,19,250231.2350L03,475,000Bail only
MedusaParanid1432037.225,0004 x 25MJ1,3008,1,0,0,0,0,18,333208.3320M03,416,650Available for purchase
Medusa PrototypeParanid149.62138.926,2504 x 25MJ1,1608,1,0,0,0,0,18,750218.8320M03,758,300Unholy Traitor starting scenario only?
Notus HaulerArgon169314020,0005 x 25MJ1,1008,1,0,0,0,0,18,000200255L03,425,000Available for purchase
SkateBoron156294022,5003 x 25MJ1,1608,1,0,0,0,0,17,800195305M03,200,000Available for purchase
Skate PrototypeBoron180354220,0003 x 25MJ1,0008,1,0,0,0,0,17,800195275M03,520,000Bail only
TenjinYaki1823323.917,5003 x 25MJ1,3509,1,0,0,0,0,18,250215.2285M03,300,000Available for purchase

 

* = 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

M3+ heavy fighters have even more shielding and laser energy reload than M3s but are slower and less agile.   A notable feature of all M3+ ships is having both a forward and rear turret which if equipped with a high accuracy weapon like IRE, PRG or PBE can easily protect the ship from a large number of incoming missiles.   The moderate cargobays allow for extensive missile use and jumping large distances.   The high price makes most M3+ ships (Medusa Prototype might be the only exception) unsuited for production in the Player Headquarters as several M6 ships which have superior combat capabilities have a shorter production time.