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Argon Eclipse
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Buy:Trusted Ally @6,044,362 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)52 - 130 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)8 - 22 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)20.31 - 50.78 RPM
Hull Strength12,500 / 25,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)1 x 200 MJ (200 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,250 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)120 - 320 @ L
Laser Capacitor8,000 MJ
Laser Recharge200 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Front x 1
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Argon Eclipse Prototype
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Speed (Min-Max)48 - 120 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)9 - 23 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)16.9 - 42.2 RPM
Hull Strength9,375 / 30,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)5 x 25 MJ (125 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,500 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)120 - 285 / 350 (AP) @ L
Laser Capacitor8,500 MJ
Laser Recharge205 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Front x 1
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Pirate Eclipse
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Speed (Min-Max)50 - 140 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)10 - 30 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)21.3 - 53.2 RPM
Hull Strength9,375 / 18,750 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 25 MJ (75 MJ)
Shield Reactor800 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)120 - 285 @ L
Laser Capacitor7,800 MJ
Laser Recharge195 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Front x 1
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Pirate Eclipse Advanced
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Speed (Min-Max)67.5 - 126 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)17 - 33 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)30.5 - 50.8 RPM
Hull Strength11,250 / 22,500 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 25 MJ (100 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,200 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)254 - 332 @ L
Laser Capacitor7,800 MJ
Laser Recharge195 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Front x 1
                                                                                                         Rear x 1


The Eclipse is considered quite ugly, however, it is a well-shielded and powerful fighter in its own right, well suited to maintaining local air superiority, and has become a popular heavy fighter.


The Eclipse was designed by Bala Gi Research Inc. in response to requests from the Argon, Paranid and Split for an improved heavy fighter. Widely regarded as the best all-rounder at the time, the Eclipse has not been updated fast enough to remain at the cutting edge.

Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

The Federal Argon Government commissioned Bala Gi Research Inc. to develop a heavy fighter, larger than the current Nova, to fulfill a wider range of roles. The result, the Eclipse, enjoys a larger cargo bay than the Nova, at the expense of some speed and maneuverability. The Argon military are glad to welcome this craft into their arsenal.



The standard Eclipse is the best shielded of the variants, with 200MJ of shielding. It is the only variant to mount the Ion Disruptor. In Albion Prelude, it is additionally able to mount the Energy Bolt Chaingun.

Eclipse Prototype[edit]

This is one of the few exceptions to the general rule that prototype ships are better; it has marginally improved firepower at the expense of everything else.

Pirate Eclipse[edit]

The Pirate Eclipse is faster than the standard, but has less than half the shielding and a smaller cargo bay.

Pirate Eclipse Advanced[edit]

The Advanced Pirate Eclipse has a slightly larger cargo bay than the standard, but has half its shielding and is slightly slower.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Eclipse has a vaguely oval-shaped body which appears segmented, with a beak at the front. It is quite large for a fighter and easy to hit with weapons fire.


The Eclipse is a decent fighter, though a little unwieldy. Because it is among the slowest fighters, it cannot chase down its targets very well, but with two turrets packing some powerful anti-fighter guns like the Phased Repeater Gun, its slow speed is less of a disadvantage once in combat. Nevertheless, some strategy is required when engaging multiple nimble targets, as the Eclipse's large size makes it a big target. Taking out faster targets quickly with missiles is recommended, and the Eclipse has the cargo bay to carry several kinds.




The Eclipse Prototype is not available for sale, but is received as a reward for reaching rank 10 (maximum) notoriety with Terracorp.

An Advanced Pirate Eclipse and a Pirate Eclipse are available as ownerless ships in Terran Conflict.

Variant Argon Prime Cloudbase South East Omicron Lyrae Light of Heart Legend's Home Argon Sector M148
Eclipse x x x x

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Eclipse's slow speed makes it most useful in defensive roles. It is best when defending other slow ships like Carriers or Freighters, or defending stations against Pirate fighters. Like other M3+ ships, it is relatively expensive, so it is not usually recommended for mass-use.

It can also be fairly well suited as a light escort for trading vessels or as a cheap way to deal with frequent pirate fighter raiding in a sector; it is about as slow as any trade ship it needs to protect while having strong weaponry and shielding, allowing it to hold the area around it well.

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
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