A powerful and versatile USC corvette, the Katana is highly capable in most combat roles. Capable of using the lethal Matter/Anti-Matter Launcher and with a good cargobay for ammunition, it packs deadly firepower against large ships, and its multiple turrets provide either extra anti-capital firepower or anti-fighter services using Electro-Magnetic Plasma Cannons. It is reasonably fast, slower than the Boron Hydra but faster than the ATF Vidar, at around 130 m/s. Its shielding, as with all Terran craft, is very high for its class, at 1 GJ. Its main weapon array only has six slots, but with multiple turrets with several mounts on each its firepower is not compromised.
The Katana represents the ultimate in USC combat vessel capability. The Katana-Class corvette is equally at home supporting battlegroups or on long-range patrol.
Like most Terran ships, the Katana is a smooth white color with a sleek hull that slopes gently towards the bridge at the bow. Relatively average-sized for a corvette, it is difficult to hit from the front, rear, and sides, but offers a large target from above and below. The Katana's bridge offers an unobscured view of space.
The Katana, when equipped with anti-corvette weaponry, can murder a ship equal to or even slightly bigger than itself with a frontal charge. It also has enough punch in the turrets to take out light fighters quite rapidly, and heavy fighters scarcely any slower. While Matter/Anti-Matter Launchers only tickle most larger ships' shields, with sufficient ammunition and good evasive skill, a Katana in player hands can leverage its weaponry's lack of energy drain to slowly cripple even enemy frigates at close range, especially when taking advantage of blind spots.
- Matter/Anti-Matter Launcher
- Electro-Magnetic Plasma Cannon
- Mobile Drilling System
- Repair Laser
- Tractor Beam
The Katana is available for purchase at Terran Shipyards in the following sectors:
|Variant||Mars||The Moon||Saturn||Terran Unknown Sector 1|
|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|
|Pirate||Centaur • Osprey|
|Terran||Katana • Springblossom|