The Manta is slow and lightly fortified, but its large cargobay gives it some use in niche applications. It is primarily useful for marine transport or for use in Luxury Transport missions that require a TP class ship.
The Manta used to be used for royal service only, transporting important personnel from one sector to another. But now the ship has been downgraded to carry passengers between systems. The ship itself is large enough to carry many people, equipped with state of the art entertainment systems and comfortable seating to give the passengers a safe journey. It is also able to carry a certain amount of laser weaponry for defense.
The standard Manta.
The Manta Hauler is 11 m/s faster than the standard Manta and has a larger cargo bay, but costs over twice what the standard Manta does.
The Manta looks like a longer, more luxurious Dolphin.
Contrary to the in-game description, the Manta cannot mount even a single laser for defense. Keep it away from combat.
|Variant||Depths of Silence||Great Reef||Kingdom End||Lucky Planets||Ocean of Fantasy||Queen's Retribution|
The Manta is useful for Marine transport or Passenger Transport missions, but is not useful for much else
|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|
|Core Sectors||Depths of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Menelaus' Frontier | Queen's Harbour | Queen's Retribution | Queen's Space | Reservoir of Tranquillity | Rolk's Drift | Rolk's Legacy|
|Border Sectors||Atreus' Clouds | Barren Shores | Bluish Snout | Dark Waters | Faded Dreams | Great Trench | Hila's Joy | Hollow Infinity | Light Water | Mists of Elysium | Menelaus' Oasis | Menelaus' Paradise | Ocean of Fantasy | Rolk's Fate | Shining Currents | Shore of Infinity | Unknown Sector (18,16)|
|Capital Ships||M1: Shark | M2: Ray | M2+: Megalodon | M7: Thresher | M7C: Guppy | M7M: Kraken|
|Fighters||M3: Barracuda | M3+: Skate | M4: Mako | M4+: Pike | M5: Octopus|
|Escort Ships||M6: Hydra | M6+: Heavy Hydra | M8: Marlin|
|Transports||TL: Orca | TM: Pleco | TP: Angel, Manta | TS: Dolphin | TS+: Sturgeon|
|Shipyards||Depths Of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Ocean of Fantasy | Queen's Retribution|
|Racial Wares||BoFu | BoGas | Plankton | Stott Spices|