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Argon Arrow
ClassM5 Scout
Speed (Min-Max)330 - 1,320 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)20 - 80 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)60 - 120 RPM
Hull Strength2,000
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 1 MJ (2 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,000 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)10 - 35 @ S
Laser Capacitor10,000 MJ
Laser Recharge MW


Introduced as a racer, the Arrow is the fastest ship in space.

The small cargo hold makes the Arrow less useful than one would expect as it can carry no weapons, passengers or triplex scanners.


Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Arrow uses the Octopus model.


It can carry no lasers, missiles, fighter drones or mines, so any form of attack is out of the question. It even takes 2:10 hs to build at the HQ, so no kamikaze tactics are cost effective.



You can get one as a reward for the plot Shady Business.

Suggested Roles[edit]

Useful for asteroid surveying and scouting (it can carry scout drones). As it has a small cargo hold it can only mount a duplex scanner, so the volume of space scanned per unit of time is about the same as the Kestrel. But the Kestrel is more battle ready and can carry Adv. satellites.

The only standard missions that it could accomplish is survey asteroids and maybe some small cargo delivery, as it cannot carry even passengers or jump beacons.

There is a small niche for a fast trader (without consuming any energy cells for jumps!). It can carry a full trading station's load of MD, PRG, EBC, FBL, EMPC, Boarding Pods and Recon Drones. Further than 4-5 sectors away, it will be faster to use a jump capable ship, though.

See Also[edit]

Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M5 Ships
Argon  ArrowDiscoverer (Hauler) (Raider) (Vanguard) (Advanced) • Starburst
ATF  Valkyrie
Boron  Octopus (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Scout
OTAS  none
Paranid  Pegasus (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard)
Pirate  Pirate Harrier (Hauler) (Raider) (Vanguard) • Pirate Kestrel
Split  Jaguar (Hauler) (Raider) (Vanguard) (Enhanced)
Teladi  Harrier (Hauler) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) • Kestrel (Advanced)
Terran  Rapier#deca.fade
Xenon  N
Yaki  Fujin (Raider) (Sentinel)
Argon Navigation
Core Sectors Argon Prime | Herron's Nebula | Home of Light | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Montalaar | Omicron Lyrae | Red Light | Ringo Moon | The Wall
Border Sectors Aladna Hill | Albion Alpha | Albion Beta | Albion Delta | Albion Gamma | Akeela's Beacon | Antigone Memorial | Argon Sector M148 | Belt of Aguilar | Black Hole Sun | Cloudbase North West | Cloudbase South East | Cloudbase South West | Circle Of Labour | Elena's Fortune | Elysium of Light | Interworlds | Getsu Fune | Midnight Star | Nathan's Voyage | Nyana's Hideout | Ore Belt | Power Circle | President's End | The Hole | Three Worlds | Treasure Chest | Wastelands
Capital Ships M1: Colossus | M2: Titan | M2+: None | M7: Cerberus | M7C: Griffon | M7M: Minotaur
Fighters M3: Nova | M3+: Eclipse | M4: Buster | M4+: Elite | M5: Arrow, Discoverer, Starburst
Escort Ships M6: Centaur | M6+: Heavy Centaur | M8: Gladiator
Transports TL: Mammoth | TM: Magnetar | TP: Express, Phantom | TS: Mercury | TS+: Lotan
Shipyards Argon Prime | Argon Sector M148 | Cloudbase South East | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Omicron Lyrae
Racial Wares Argnu Beef | Cloth Rimes | Meatsteak Cahoonas | Space Fuel