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Split Drake
ClassTS+ Heavy Transport
Buy:Family Protector @1,647,625 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)58.1 - 92.9 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)2 - 3 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)3 - 6 RPM
Hull Strength58,800
Max. Shield (Total)1 x 200 MJ (200 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,050 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)6,000 - 12,850 @ XL
Laser Capacitor2,350 MJ
Laser Recharge25 MW
                                                                                                         Right x 2
                                                                                                         Left x 2
                                                                                                         Back x 1


The Drake is the Split's TS+ heavy transporter introduced in Albion Prelude. It offers the fastest speed among the TS+ ships, at 92.9 m/s.


This heavily armed freight transporter was recently called into service to provide a more secure way of ferrying top-grade Split military equipment. Armed with multiple turrets and exceptional defences, the Drake is quite possibly the most aggressive transporter in the universe. Though the ship appears slow and bulky, the engines were specifically upgraded to provide acceleration and speed unmatched by any other vessel of its class. Split military forces have employed a garrison of these ships and retrofitted them for high-yield explosive compatibility. These ships are then stripped of their equipment and used as lures for pirate raiders. While this method is expensive, Split generals say that the cost is nothing compared to the sight of the explosion it provides.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Drake's hull is the typical rust red of all Split ships. It is long and cylindrical; almost a tube with engines. It features two illuminated turbines, one on each side of the ship, which rotate as the ship moves.


Armed with Energy Bolt Chainguns, the Drake is the most well defended TS in the X3 Universe. It has excellent turret coverage and the EBCs give it the ability to sustain fire for longer than other TS class ships equipped with energy weapons.




Variant Family Rhy Patriarch's Conclusion Rhonkar's Might Rhonkar's Trial Zyarth's Stand
Drake X X X X X

As the ship only carries one 200MJ shield and does not come with weapons, there is no difference in the S, M or L variants at shipyards. This is a blessing in disguise; unlike with ships like the Mistral Super Freighter, you never have to source shields for this transporter.

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Drake is an ideal Universe Trader, combining the fastest speed among TS+ ships with an enormous cargo bay.

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
TS+ Ships
Argon  Lotan
ATF  none
Boron  Sturgeon
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Mistral Super Freighter
Paranid  Snotra
Pirate  none
Split  Drake
Teladi  Tern
Terran  Hayabusa
Xenon  none
Yaki  none

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