Auster Hauler

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OTAS Auster Hauler
ClassM8 Bomber
Buy:Federation Guardian @5,699,751 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)52 - 104.9 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)4 - 9 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)2.0 - 3.9 RPM
Hull Strength60,000
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 200 MJ (600 MJ)
Shield Reactor2,500 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)750 - 1,250 @ XL
Laser Capacitor10,500 MJ
Laser Recharge262 MW
Front Missile Turret: 2 Launch Tubes
                                                                                                         Rear x 1


In theory the best bomber in the game. In practice, it is nonexistent in Vanilla but available for purchase in Albion Prelude. Uses a model similar to the Gladiator and has stats like the basic Argon Centaur, its only difference is the missile weaponry in place of a main array of guns. With the single largest cargo bay in the M8 class, the Auster Hauler therefore can carry more missiles than any other bomber, with the possible exception of the Claymore, which uses Phantom Missiles of volume 1 (no longer true as of Albion Prelude - Phantom missiles have volume 6 there) as opposed to the 2 units of the Tomahawk Heavy Missile. The Auster boasts considerably larger shields than all other bombers, giving it some more survivability against fighter attack, usually the bane of the M8.


This OTAS-developed bomber provides owners with a pin-point strike capability against both capital ships and installations.

Physical Characteristics[edit]


Like other bombers, it is best used from afar to fire salvos of Tomahawks and not to engage in direct combat. It excels at cost-efficiency in the anti-capital role even more so than other bombers, as it allows for multiple times the shielding and firepower of other bombers with only a marginally higher base cost. It has about 50-75% better capacity than other M8s and the ability to carry XL sized cargo, giving it extra logistical versatility. Its major drawback compared to other M8s is its low top speed, which is low enough to allow it to be outrun by most M7s.




The Auster Hauler is available for purchase only in Albion Prelude.

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Suggested Roles[edit]

Long range anti-capital or anti-station bombing.

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
M8 Ships
Argon  Gladiator
ATF  none
Boron  Marlin
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Auster Hauler
Paranid  Hades
Pirate  none
Split  Viper
Teladi  Peregrine
Terran  Claymore
Xenon  none
Yaki  none