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Boron Hydra
ClassM6 Corvette
Buy: @8,766,030 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)61.5 - 147.60 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)6 - 16 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.6 - 3.7 RPM
Hull Strength54,000 / 216,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 200 MJ (600 MJ)
Shield Reactor2.850 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)500 - 1,500 @ XL
Laser Capacitor7,000 MJ
Laser Recharge175 / 750 (AP) MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Back x 1


Not to be confused with the Heavy Hydra, the Boron Hydra is fast, with average shielding for its class. However, it costs a bomb, its weapon generator is outclassed by some M3s and its agility leaves much to be desired, making it considered one of the least desirable M6 class ships.


Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

The Boron Hydra is a corvette-class ship, developed originally to give extra protection to convoys of freighters. The Hydra now sees widespread service both as part of regular sector patrols and as escorts for capital ships. Although many consider the Boron to be pacifists, this ship has been increasingly upgraded to pose a greater offensive threat to the enemies of the Boron Kingdom.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Hydra is odd-looking, even for a Boron ship. It is vaguely pentagonal in shape, with a long narrow nose and boxy body. It shares the typical Boron feature of a green organic hull.


The Hydra is not particularly able in a combat role, due to its inability to sustain fire at its target. Its main use is as a missile platform or military cargo transport due to its large freight bay, which also makes it a capable user of ammunition-based weaponry, which mitigates its energy problems. Like many Boron combat craft, it is capable of using the Ion Disruptor, allowing it to fulfill a disabling or capturing role.




Variant Depths of Silence Great Reef Kingdom End Lucky Planets Ocean of Fantasy Queen's Retribution
Hydra x x x x x x

Suggested Roles[edit]

With a large cargobay and high speed, the Hydra is an effective armed freighter, as well as being an effective platform for deploying large amounts of ordnance such as missiles, drones, lasertowers and mines. If armed with Energy Bolt Chainguns, it is a capable threat on par with other M6s.

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
M6 Ships
Argon  Centaur
ATF  Vidar
Boron  Hydra
Goner  Truelight Seeker
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Corvette
OTAS  none
Paranid  Nemesis
Pirate  CentaurOsprey
Split  Dragon
Teladi  Osprey
Terran  KatanaSpringblossom
Xenon  P
Yaki  none
Boron Navigation
Core Sectors Depths of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Menelaus' Frontier | Queen's Harbour | Queen's Retribution | Queen's Space | Reservoir of Tranquillity | Rolk's Drift | Rolk's Legacy
Border Sectors Atreus' Clouds | Barren Shores | Bluish Snout | Dark Waters | Faded Dreams | Great Trench | Hila's Joy | Hollow Infinity | Light Water | Mists of Elysium | Menelaus' Oasis | Menelaus' Paradise | Ocean of Fantasy | Rolk's Fate | Shining Currents | Shore of Infinity | Unknown Sector (18,16)
Capital Ships M1: Shark | M2: Ray | M2+: Megalodon | M7: Thresher | M7C: Guppy | M7M: Kraken
Fighters M3: Barracuda | M3+: Skate | M4: Mako | M4+: Pike | M5: Octopus
Escort Ships M6: Hydra | M6+: Heavy Hydra | M8: Marlin
Transports TL: Orca | TM: Pleco | TP: Angel, Manta | TS: Dolphin | TS+: Sturgeon
Shipyards Depths Of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Ocean of Fantasy | Queen's Retribution
Racial Wares BoFu | BoGas | Plankton | Stott Spices