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Terran #deca.fade
ClassM5 Scout
Buy: @36,035 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)120.2 - 480.9 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)47 - 190 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)26.8 - 80.5 RPM
Hull Strength1,200
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 1 MJ (2 MJ)
Shield Reactor70 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)12 - 62 @ S
Laser Capacitor800 MJ
Laser Recharge20 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6


The #deca.fade is a quick, fairly middle-of-road M5 which uses EEMPCs as its only weapon, making it quite powerful for its class. It's still a fairly low threat.


Originally terraforming drones deployed from the #deca CPU ship, these ships appear to have been modified along with #deca to perform a defensive role.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The #deca.fade has a spindly, blocky construction with a pair of trapezoidal fins at the ends of stubby wings.


The #deca.fade makes a poor choice for the player in combat, especially compared to Commonwealth M5s, which can be better shielded, quicker, of comparable hull price, and fully outfitted cost a fraction to deploy. Still, this ship's main advantages are its speed and alpha strike capability - by quickly swooping in and dumping its laser generator with M3-class weaponry, it can deal a large amount of damage in short order, before quickly retreating to recharge for another pass. Just as well, since due its low shielding and typical poor M5 hull strength, even a glancing blow from the ~30k Cr PAC would maim this (fully kitted) over 2 million credit investment!


The #deca.fade mounts only the EEMPC and Poltergeist missiles.


The #deca.fade is available at either of the two Aldrin Ship Production Bases in Aldrin orbit.

Suggested Roles[edit]

Possessing both a fair speed and cargo hold for its class and being reasonably priced, could make a decent-enough courier of small items between factories/ships. However, due to the obscenely massive outlay to equip this (M5!) ship, not even counting the poor shielding or difficulty to acquire its weapons in the first place, a #deca.fade makes an exceptionally poor choice of combat ship for the player, unless specifically used (carefully) as a player ship.

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)
Aldrin Navigation
Terran Factions ATF Aldrin Terran
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Border Sectors

Aldrin | Aldrin 2 | Heretic's End | Terran Unknown Sector 1 (Megnir) | Terran Unknown Sector 2 (Althes) | Terran Unknown Sector 3 (Segaris) | Unknown Sector (Beyond Oort Cloud 1st) | Unknown Sector (Beyond Oort Cloud 2nd) | Unknown Sector (Beyond Oort Cloud 3rd) | Unknown Sector (Beyond Oort Cloud 4th)

Capital Ships M1: #deca | M2: None | M2+: None | M7: None | M7C: None | M7M: None
Fighters M3: Spitfyre, #deca.cefa | M3+: None | M4: #deca.deaf | M4+: None | M5: #deca.fade
Escort Ships M6: Springblossom | M6+: None | M8: None
Transports TL: None | TM: None | TP: None | TS: None | TS+: None
Shipyards Aldrin
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