Drone Hauler

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Argon Drone Hauler
ClassM4 Interceptor
Speed (Min-Max)450 - 450 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)55 - 55 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)23.5 - 23.5 RPM
Hull Strength1,500
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 1 MJ (4 MJ)
Shield Reactor70 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)20 - 20 @ S
Laser Capacitor1,200 MJ
Laser Recharge48 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 4
Boron Drone Hauler
ClassM4 Interceptor
Speed (Min-Max)250 - 250 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)14 - 14 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)18 - 18 RPM
Hull Strength
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 5 MJ (15 MJ)
Shield Reactor300 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)45 - 45 @ S
Laser Capacitor2,500 MJ
Laser Recharge100 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 4


A capture-only ship classed as M4.


Developed by OTAS corporation in collaboration with every major race in the galaxy, these advanced drones use Heuristic Autonomous Logarithms to acquire targets and can successfully predict a pilot's maneuvers, evasive actions and skill with 91% accuracy after 12-20 seconds of motion analysis. Although OTAS are promoting these advanced drones as the 'end of manned fighters', many merchants and fleet commanders are unnerved by their efficiency, some going as far as to even label them 'Xenon efficient'. OTAS deny rumours that the drone A.I. consists of reverse-engineered Xenon subroutines and assure their customers that they are safe and reliable.

Physical Characteristics[edit]


The Argon Drone Hauler is the fastest M4 by far, but its hull, shields, cargo size and weapon loadout would make it seem a much better fit in the M5 class. Compared to M5s, its speed and shields are only average, the handling is terrible, and the cargo hold is the smallest after the abysmal Octopus. The Drone Hauler's two strong points compared to M5s are its laser charge rate and the fact that it can mount the Mass Driver; however, their usefulness are hampered by the fact that the Drone Hauler can mount only the IRE as an energy weapon and does not have the cargo space to feed ammo-based weapons.


The Argon Drone Hauler comes with Fight Command Software MK1 and MK2 installed, as well as with a Triplex Scanner, even though the latter is class M cargo and therefore nominally too large. It can mount the Mass Driver, but the extremely tight cargo space leaves little room for ammunition.



Not available for purchase, must be captured by making the pilot bail.

Suggested Roles[edit]

Trophy 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
M4 Ships
Argon  Buster (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard)
ATF  Mjollnir
Boron  Mako (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Enhanced)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Interceptor
OTAS  Eurus
Paranid  Pericles (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Enhanced)
Pirate  Buster (Hauler) • ScorpionBuzzard (Vanguard)
Split  Scorpion (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
Teladi  Buzzard (Hauler) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
Terran  #deca.deafSabre
Xenon  M
Yaki  Raijin (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