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Paranid Helios
ClassTM Military Transport
Buy: @406,051 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)60.5 - 121 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)6 - 13 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.7 - 3.4 RPM
Hull Strength21,000
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 200 MJ (400 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,100 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)1,000 - 1,550 @ XL
Laser Capacitor950 MJ
Laser Recharge38 MW
                                                                                                         Turret Front x 2
                                                                                                         Turret Rear x 2
4 M3+ - M5


A good all-rounder, the Helios is a capable TM and is in almost every way an improvement on the Argon Magnetar.


The Paranid Helios military transport, adding the ability to carry fighter protection, ensures the Paranid Navy can respond faster to emerging threats.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Helios is a modified Demeter freighter.


Whilst a little restricted for weapon choices, the Helios is nevertheless quite capable of defending itself with the weapons available to it and does not need assistance to fight off an attack by a light fighter or two.




The Helios can be bought at the Paranid Shipyards in Cardinal's Domain, Duke's Citadel, Paranid Prime, and Trinity Sanctum.

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Helios does well as a fighter tender, or in trading roles. It is also the cheapest ship that can carry other ships, making it an early-game option for delivering Jump Drives to new ships or collecting them after you retrieve a ship for a mission.

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
TM Ships
Argon  Magnetar
ATF  none
Boron  Pleco
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Zephyrus
Paranid  Helios
Pirate  Caravel
Split  Boa
Teladi  Pelican
Terran  Toukon
Xenon  none
Yaki  Chokaro

Paranid Navigation
Core Sectors Cardinal's Domain | Duke's Citadel | Duke's Domain | Empire's Edge | Paranid Prime | Priest Rings | Trinity Sanctum
Border Sectors Clarity's End | Consecrated Fire | Duke's Vision | Emperor Mines | Emperor's Ridge | Emperor's Wisdom | Friar's Retreat | Heaven's Assertion | Perdition's End | Perpetual Sin | Pontifex' Realm | Pontifex' Seclusion | Preacher's Refuge | Preacher's Void | Priest Refuge | Priest's Pity | Sacred Relic | Spring Of Belief | Third Redemption | Unholy Descent
Capital Ships M1: Zeus | M2: Odysseus | M2+: None | M7: Deimos, Agamemnon | M7C: Ariadne | M7M: Ares
Fighters M3: Perseus | M3+: Medusa | M4: Pericles | M4+: Theseus | M5: Pegasus
Escort Ships M6: Nemesis | M6+: Heavy Nemesis | M8: Hades
Transports TL: Hercules | TM: Helios | TP: Hermes | TS: Demeter | TS+: Snotra
Shipyards Cardinal's Domain | Duke's Citadel | Heaven's Assertion | Paranid Prime | Third Redemption | Trinity Sanctum
Racial Wares Soja Husk | Maja Snails | Soja Beans