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Terran Katana
ClassM6 Corvette
Buy:Warrior of Io @6,490,494 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)68 - 136 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)7 - 14 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)2.0 - 4.1 RPM
Hull Strength51,000 / 204,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)5 x 200 MJ (1,000 MJ)
Shield Reactor3,250 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)700 - 1,000 @ XL
Laser Capacitor19,000 MJ
Laser Recharge570 / 2,100 (AP) MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
                                                                                                         Right x 2
                                                                                                         Left x 2
                                                                                                         Bottom x 2


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.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

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.





The Katana is available for purchase at Terran Shipyards in the following sectors:

Variant Mars The Moon Saturn Terran Unknown Sector 1
Katana x x x

Suggested Roles[edit]

As an escort, patrol leader or player ship, the Katana will excel in most situations not involving a capital ship larger than a Carrack.

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
Terran Navigation
Terran Factions ATF Aldrin Terran
Core Sectors Asteroid Belt | Earth | Jupiter | Jupiter 2 | Jupiter 3 | Kuiper Belt | Mars | Mercury | The Moon | Neptune | Oort Cloud | Pluto | Saturn | Saturn 2 | Saturn 3 | Titan | Uranus | Uranus 2 | Uranus 3 | Venus
Border Sectors

Aldrin | Aldrin 2 | Heretic's End | Terran Unknown Sector 1 (Megnir) | Terran Unknown Sector 2 (Althes) | Terran Unknown Sector 3 (Segaris) | Unknown Sector (7,4) | Unknown Sector (8,4) | Unknown Sector (8,5) | Unknown Sector (7,5)

Capital Ships M1: Tokyo | M2: Osaka | M2+: Kyoto | M7: Yokohama | M7C: Maccana | M7M: None
Fighters M3: Scimitar | M3+: Cutlass | M4: Sabre | M4+: None | M5: Rapier
Escort Ships M6: Katana | M6+: None | M8: Claymore
Transports TL: Atmospheric Lifter, Mobile Mining Base Ship | TM: Toukon | TP: Scabbard | TS: Baldric | TS+: Hayabusa
Shipyards Mars | Megnir (Terran Unknown Sector 1) | The Moon | Saturn
Racial Wares Carbo Cake | C-Ration | Hull Plating | Ice | Protein Paste | Terran EMP Rifles | Terran MRE | Vita Kai | Water