The fastest mainstream TP, the Iguana also packs a 4-hardpoint front weapons battery that can give an opponent a nasty surprise. The Vanguard variant is the fastest of all TPs in Terran Conflict, being roughly 6 m/s faster than the Argon Phantom.
This fast transport ship has been in service for many years now. The ship was originally built for slave transport, to ferry slaves from the point of capture to the factories where they would spend the rest of their days. Now the ship is used to transport personnel from sector to sector. It is armed with adequate weaponry, but its main defense is speed.
Not featuring any fancy title, the basic version of the ship is the standard by which other variants are measured.
The standard Iguana features a modular passenger section.
Vanguard variants of ships are slightly faster and have bigger weapons generators than their regular counterparts.
The Iguana Vanguard features a passenger section, a set of cargo boxes, and a set of tanks.
In X2: The Threat this ship was favored as a M3 equivalent, featuring heavier shields than a Mamba while sporting similar speed and functional weaponry. Ion Disruptors in the main array were superb for capturing spaceflies or flogging a ship into submission. Sadly, weapons technology has passed the Iguana by and it is no longer an efficient combat vessel. Amongst transports it surely reflects the Split aggressive spirit, being perhaps the most combat capable outside the TM Military Transport ships.
The Iguana has enough guns to be a contender in a fight, but its lack of maneuverability and poor shielding mean that it is compromised to a degree. Nevertheless, with a competent pilot, this vessel can be used to bring down even something as big as an M3.
On modern battlefields Iguanas are perhaps best employed as marine transports, using their speed to get their charges quickly to their targets. A rear-mounted Ion Disruptor might be employed to strip off protections like Hull Polarising Devices or Internal Sentry Lasers, but should not be employed during space walks.
- Cargo Life Support System
|Variant||Cho's Defeat||Family Njy||Family Pride||Family Rhy||Family Tkr||Patriarch's Conclusion||Rhonkar's Might||Rhonkar's Trial||Zyarth's Dominion|
The Iguana Vanguard cannot be bought at shipyards, but it is available as one of many ownerless ships. It can also be bought used.
The Iguana works well for spacewalk boarding operations. Its high speed also allows it to function well on passenger missions, or as a trading ship.
|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 / M2+ • M7 / M7M / M7C|
|Escort||M6 / M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 / M3+ • M4 / M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TS / TS+ • TP • TM|
|Argon||Express (Hauler) (Advanced) • Phantom|
|Boron||Manta (Hauler) • Angel|
|Split||Iguana (Vanguard) • Ocelot|
|Teladi||Toucan (Hauler) (Prototype) • Geochen|
|Terran||Scabbard • Mani|