Hammerhead Missile

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Hammerhead Missile
Yield x Warheads1,200,000 x 1
Speed172 m/s
Range86 km
Cooldown3,000 ms
Target AcquisitionTargetted
Area of Effect m
Ware Hammerhead Missile
Cargo ClassM
Min. Price (Cr)75,197
Ave. Price (Cr)80,856
Max. Price (Cr)86,515


The Hammerhead missile is a rare, unbuyable, and extraordinarily dangerous weapon, which can vaporize anything smaller than a Frigate.

Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

The Hammerhead is the Terran heavy assault missile commonly used on Earth Fleet capital ships.


Big badda BOOM!

The Hammerhead is an unbuyable missile similar to the Firestorm, though slightly more powerful and faster. It is commonly found on race military M3s, despite the Firestorm Torpedo being compatible only with the M6 and higher classes. It is another source of annoyance to fighter pilots, as, like the Firestorm, it has a large blast radius and is powerful enough to one hit kill small ships - even any corvette except the ATF Vali. Its damage is 1.2 gigajoules, so it is extremely dangerous even for battleships. Players often collect them after combat with the Xenon, who also love to put them in the Q.

As with the use of all nuclear based warheads, extreme caution is strongly advised. Premature detonation can be caused by any sort of impact in space and may lead to immediate user atomization if you have insufficient shielding installed.

Can be used to break up large asteroids.

Ironically, while it is a Terran-designed missile, it is curiously compatible with Commonwealth ships.

Key Commonwealth (damage in k) | Terran (damage in k) | Kha'ak (damage in k) | Not Purchasable (damage in k)
Standard Missiles Dragonfly Missile (5k) | Wasp Missile (8x1k) | Poltergeist Missile (8x1.5k) | Silkworm Missile (19k) | Cyclone Missile (23k) | Tempest Missile (60k) | Thunderbolt Missile (75k) | Hornet Missile (200k) | Typhoon Missile (8x30k) | Spectre Missile (260k) | Firestorm Torpedo (1,000k) | Wraith Missile (8x125k)
M7M & M8 Missiles Flail Barrage Missile (8x5k) | Ghoul Missile (8x6.5k) | Hammer Heavy Torpedo (300k) | Shadow Missile (755k TC / AP: 560k) | Tomahawk Heavy Missile (625k) | Phantom Missile (650k) |
Non-Purchasable Missiles Rapier Missile (1k) | Sting (4k) | Firelance Missile (4.5k) | Disruptor Missile (6k) | Needle (7.45k) | Thorn (15k) | Wildfire Missile (15k) | Windstalker Missile (30k) | Banshee Missile (74k) | Remote Guided Warhead (100k) | Beluga Missile (100k) | Hammerhead Missile (1,200k)
Other Missiles Boarding pods (0.005k) | Mosquito Missile (0.2k) | Firefly Missile (1.5k) | Hurricane Missile (6k)