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Argon Magnetar
ClassTM Military Transport
Buy: @438,338 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)55 - 110 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)6 - 12 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.8 - 3.6 RPM
Hull Strength21,000
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 200 MJ (400 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,000 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)1,000 - 1,500 @ XL
Laser Capacitor850 MJ
Laser Recharge34 MW
                                                                                                         Turret Front x 2
                                                                                                         Turret Rear x 2
4 M3+ - M5


The Magnetar is a good all-round armoured transport, that whilst half the size of a TS-class freighter has ten times the survivability.


The Argon military transport, Magnetar, was designed to be able to quickly deploy and retrieve a small number of fighters. This adds considerable flexibility to Argon fleet operations, providing fighter cover wherever it is needed most.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Magnetar, like almost all TMs, is based on the race's freighter, which in the case of the Argon is the Mercury: the ships' helmet-like bows and boxy sterns are identical. Cargo storage has been removed and small fighter docking bays installed.


The Magnetar has two hardpoints in each of two turrets, however the weapon generator does not have enough puff to keep firing nearly that many weapons continuously. The Magnetar is not an offensive craft, nevertheless it is quite capable of defending itself and will brush off attacks from light fighters and interceptors without escort. The real punch of the Magnetar comes from the fact that it is capable of launching four heavy fighters at a target, which is enough to be a problem even to a capital ship.




The Magnetar is available at the Argon Federal Shipyards in Argon Prime, M148, Light of Heart, and Omicron Lyrae.

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Magnetar, like all TMs, is good in several roles. In combat it is mostly used as a cheap jumpdrive-equipped support ship to move fighters around without the latter having to swap ordinance for jump fuel. It also does well in armoured transport roles for high-tech goods, and as a Sector Trader or Universe Trader.

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
TM Ships
Argon  Magnetar
ATF  none
Boron  Pleco
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Zephyrus
Paranid  Helios
Pirate  Caravel
Split  Boa
Teladi  Pelican
Terran  Toukon
Xenon  none
Yaki  Chokaro
Argon Navigation
Core Sectors Argon Prime | Herron's Nebula | Home of Light | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Montalaar | Omicron Lyrae | Red Light | Ringo Moon | The Wall
Border Sectors Aladna Hill | Albion Alpha | Albion Beta | Albion Delta | Albion Gamma | Akeela's Beacon | Antigone Memorial | Argon Sector M148 | Belt of Aguilar | Black Hole Sun | Cloudbase North West | Cloudbase South East | Cloudbase South West | Circle Of Labour | Elena's Fortune | Elysium of Light | Interworlds | Getsu Fune | Midnight Star | Nathan's Voyage | Nyana's Hideout | Ore Belt | Power Circle | President's End | The Hole | Three Worlds | Treasure Chest | Wastelands
Capital Ships M1: Colossus | M2: Titan | M2+: None | M7: Cerberus | M7C: Griffon | M7M: Minotaur
Fighters M3: Nova | M3+: Eclipse | M4: Buster | M4+: Elite | M5: Arrow, Discoverer, Starburst
Escort Ships M6: Centaur | M6+: Heavy Centaur | M8: Gladiator
Transports TL: Mammoth | TM: Magnetar | TP: Express, Phantom | TS: Mercury | TS+: Lotan
Shipyards Argon Prime | Argon Sector M148 | Cloudbase South East | Legend's Home | Light of Heart | Omicron Lyrae
Racial Wares Argnu Beef | Cloth Rimes | Meatsteak Cahoonas | Space Fuel