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Split Chimera
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Buy: @6,226,367 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)72.8 - 182 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)15 - 39 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)15.1 - 37.7 RPM
Hull Strength10,000
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 25 MJ (75 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,125 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)140 - 300 @ L
Laser Capacitor8,750 MJ
Laser Recharge219 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Back x 1
                                                                                                         Front x 1
Split Enhanced Chimera
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Buy: @5,981,115 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)65 - 162.5 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)13 - 32 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)17.5 - 43.6 RPM
Hull Strength12,500
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 25 MJ (100 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,200 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)140 - 300 @ L
Laser Capacitor8,750 MJ
Laser Recharge219 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Back x 1
                                                                                                         Front x 1


The Chimera possesses the usual Split ship characteristics of very high speed and weapon power at the expense of shield capacity. However, its shields are still strong enough to survive glancing blows even from anti-capital weapons, making this ship a very effective combat craft against just about any opponent. The chief downside of this ship is its high price: it is among the most expensive ships in an expensive class.


The Split Chimera was developed by Bala Gi Research Inc. following a successful tender to produce a ship that gave better long-range performance over the Mamba. Split defense experts view the Chimera as a logical step in delivering a heavy fighter with enhanced load-carrying capability and endurance.



The basic version, available at most Split shipyards.

Enhanced Chimera[edit]

The Enhanced Chimera is not available in shipyards. It features an additional shield slot, a more robust shield generator, a more agile steering rate, and a stronger hull; all at the minor expense of speed and acceleration.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Chimera's triangular, dagger-shaped fuselage is similar to that of its little brother the Mamba. Instead of fins, however, the Chimera has four wings in an X-shape. Its main lasers are mounted at the wingtips, giving it a surprisingly wide field of fire.


The Chimera is fast enough to dogfight, and given its weaker shielding is best used like a standard M3 dogfighter. With its increased weapons power, especially with its PBE compatibility, the Chimera will dominate most dogfights. It should be flown as you would a standard M3 or fast M4, one of the characteristics that make it a very popular ship.




The standard Chimera can be purchased at Split shipyards in Cho's Defeat, Family Njy, Family Pride, Family Rhy, Family Tkr, and Rhonkar's Might.

The Enhanced Chimera is not available in shipyards. It is awarded to the player by the Strong Arms at rank 10.

Suggested Roles[edit]

For players with heavyweight financial backing, the Chimera is an excellent choice for carrier-based operations.

One very effective IS loadout is 4xHEPT on the fixed mounts and PBE's on the turrets set to Missile Defense.

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
M3+ Ships
Argon  Eclipse (Prototype)
ATF  Fenrir
Boron  Skate (Prototype)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Notus Hauler
Paranid  Medusa (Prototype)
Pirate  Eclipse (Advanced) • Kea
Split  Chimera (Enhanced)
Teladi  Kea (Enhanced)
Terran  Cutlass
Xenon  LX
Yaki  Tenjin

Split Navigation
Core Sectors Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhonkar | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Family Zein | Njy's Deception | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhy's Crusade | Thuruk's Pride
Border Sectors Cho's Defeat | Contorted Dominion | Family Ryk | Family Whi | Family Zyarth | Ghinn's Escape | Patriarch's Keep | Patriarch's Retreat | Rhonkar's Clouds | Rhonkar's Fire | Rhonkar's Trial | Rhy's Desire | Tharka's Sun | The Shallows | Thuruk's Beard | Thyn's Abyss | Thyn's Excavation | Tkr's Deprivation | Wretched Skies | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand
Capital Ships M1: Raptor | M2: Python | M2+: Pteranodon | M7: Tiger, Panther | M7C: None | M7M: Cobra
Fighters M3: Mamba | M3+: Chimera | M4: Scorpion | M4+: Asp | M5: Jaguar
Escort Ships M6: Dragon | M6+: Heavy Dragon | M8: Viper
Transports TL: Elephant | TM: Boa | TP: Iguana, Ocelot | TS: Caiman | TS+: Drake
Shipyards Cho's Defeat | Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhonkar's Trial | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand (AP only)
Racial Wares Rastar Oil | Chelts Meat | Scruffin Fruits | Spaceflies | Massom Powder