The Boron TL is considered a faster version of the Argon Mammoth in usage, with a respectable cargo capacity and similar pricing.
As with all TL class ships, it is terribly undershielded, and liable to explode upon exiting a gate when anything larger than a corvette is ahead of it. Of course, the Orca's large size even when compared to other TLs exacerbates this problem.
A common issue with the Orca is its width in the rear area; it is actually wider than it appears when piloting it, so caution must be taken to steer clearly of other ships, gates, and stations, in order to avoid collisions.
The Boron Orca is a heavy-duty transporter craft, fractionally bigger than the Argon Mammoth. It cannot dock directly at a space station and has to rely on a relay of smaller ships to ferry cargo backwards and forwards to it. Despite looking cumbersome the Orca is maneuverable and is slightly faster than the Argon Mammoth. Many of these ships are privately owned and it is possible to hire them - for a price.
It has a similar shape to other Boron big ships such as the Shark, although its rear section is slightly wider than that of the others.
Like all TLs the Orca can defend itself when attacked by fighters, but not larger ships.
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|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 / M2+ • M7 / M7M / M7C|
|Escort||M6 / M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 / M3+ • M4 / M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TS / TS+ • TP • TM|
|Terran||Atmospheric Lifter • Mobile Mining Base-Ship|
|Core Sectors||Depths of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Menelaus' Frontier | Queen's Harbour | Queen's Retribution | Queen's Space | Reservoir of Tranquillity | Rolk's Drift | Rolk's Legacy|
|Border Sectors||Atreus' Clouds | Barren Shores | Bluish Snout | Dark Waters | Faded Dreams | Great Trench | Hila's Joy | Hollow Infinity | Light Water | Mists of Elysium | Menelaus' Oasis | Menelaus' Paradise | Ocean of Fantasy | Rolk's Fate | Shining Currents | Shore of Infinity | Unknown Sector (18,16)|
|Capital Ships||M1: Shark | M2: Ray | M2+: Megalodon | M7: Thresher | M7C: Guppy | M7M: Kraken|
|Fighters||M3: Barracuda | M3+: Skate | M4: Mako | M4+: Pike | M5: Octopus|
|Escort Ships||M6: Hydra | M6+: Heavy Hydra | M8: Marlin|
|Transports||TL: Orca | TM: Pleco | TP: Angel, Manta | TS: Dolphin | TS+: Sturgeon|
|Shipyards||Depths Of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Ocean of Fantasy | Queen's Retribution|
|Racial Wares||BoFu | BoGas | Plankton | Stott Spices|