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Teladi Kite
ClassM4+ Heavy Interceptor
Buy:Company Trader @1,809,548 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)52.2 - 135.8 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)14 - 37 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)14.9 - 38.7 RPM
Hull Strength4,200 / 8,400 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 5 MJ (20 MJ)
Shield Reactor265 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)35 - 140 @ M
Laser Capacitor2,050 MJ
Laser Recharge51 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6
Teladi Kite Vanguard
ClassM4+ Heavy Interceptor
Speed (Min-Max)54 - 140.4 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)13 - 35 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)15.6 - 40.6 RPM
Hull Strength14,820 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 25 MJ (100 MJ)
Shield Reactor612 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)33 - 133 @ L
Laser Capacitor546 MJ
Laser Recharge91 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6


The Teladi's M4+ ship is identical to the Teladi Buzzard in almost every way except for missile compatibility. It is not commonly utilized by players thanks to its poor performance for its cost.


Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

In an effort to keep up with the other races' combat ship development, the Teladi developed the Kite to provide a quick but more heavily-armed interceptor than the Buzzard



The Kite is vulnerable to everything on the field, being so slow that it can even be outrun by many M6 class ships. It has less shielding than some regular M4s and completely misses the point of an M4+, which is to have superiority over a standard M4.

Kite Vanguard[edit]

The Kite Vanguard is totally different to its regular counterpart. With its 4 shield slots upgraded to take 25MJ shields, it is more heavily armoured than most M3 class ships. It possesses a slight advantage in speed over the original, typical of Vanguard variants. It is not available for purchase; to be used it must be capped, earned as a corporation reward, or bought secondhand.

In contrast to the regular Kite, the Vanguard variant is lethal in a short fight due to its high survivability. However, it has a tiny laser generator so can run out of puff in a longer battle.

Physical Characteristics[edit]


This ship has only one strategy in a fight; attempt to stay alive, which it isn't very good at executing.




Variant Ceo's Sprite Grand Exchange Ianamus Zura Ministry of Finance PTNI Headquarters Seizewell
Kite x x x x x
Kite Vanguard

The Kite Vanguard is granted by the NMMC upon reaching rank 7. It may also be found disguised as a Teladi High-Tech Trader.

Suggested Roles[edit]

While the standard Kite is essentially useless, the Kite Vanguard has potential as a damage sink to be used in conjunction with less durable craft - the Kite being used to attract enemy attention and draw fire away from the ships that can actually do damage. With a very poor laser generator, it has a lot of trouble causing damage alone.

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
M4+ Ships
Argon  Elite (Enhanced)
ATF  none
Boron  Pike
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Solano
Paranid  Theseus
Pirate  Elite (Advanced)
Split  Asp
Teladi  Kite (Vanguard)
Terran  none
Xenon  none
Yaki  Tonbo

Teladi Navigation
Core Sectors Ceo's Buckzoid | Grand Exchange | Greater Profit | Homily of Perpetuity | Ianamus Zura | Ministry Of Finance | PTNI Headquarters | Seizewell | Tears of Greed | Teladi Gain
Border Sectors Bad Debt | Blue Profit | Bright Profit | Ceo's Doubt | Ceo's Sprite | Company Pride | Company Strength | Eighteen Billion | Home Of Opportunity | Merchant Haven | Mines Of Fortune | New Income | Profit Center Alpha | Profit Share | Sanctity of Corruption | Scale Plate Green | Shareholder's Fortune | Spaceweed Drift | The Vault | Two Grand
Capital Ships M1: Condor | M2: Phoenix | M2+: None | M7: Shrike | M7C: Cormorant | M7M: Gannet
Fighters M3: Falcon | M3+: Kea | M4: Buzzard | M4+: Kite | M5: Harrier, Kestrel
Escort Ships M6: Osprey | M6+: Heavy Osprey | M8: Peregrine
Transports TL: Albatross | TM: Pelican | TP: Toucan, Geochen | TS: Vulture | TS+: Tern
Shipyards Ceo's Sprite | Grand Exchange | Ianamus Zura | Ministry Of Finance | PTNI Headquarters | Seizewell
Racial Wares Swamp Plant | Sunrise Flowers | Nostrop Oil | Space Weed | Teladianium