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Boron Marlin
ClassM8 Bomber
Buy: @5,270,638 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)75.0 - 135.0 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)14 - 25 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)12.5 - 25.1 RPM
Hull Strength45,600
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 25 MJ (100 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,160 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)600 - 750 @ L
Laser Capacitor1,000 MJ
Laser Recharge25 MW
Front Missile Turret: 2 Launch Tubes
                                                                                                         Rear x 1


The Boron M8 Bomber was removed from Terran Conflict, but made it back in for Albion Prelude. It is relatively lightly shielded and has a small cargo bay for its class, but it is still capable of major strikes thanks to the powerful Tomahawk Heavy Missile


The Marlin is the Royal Boron Navy's first foray into the tactical strike arena. The Marlin is able to approach with speed and deliver a considerable payload on heavily defended targets.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Marlin looks like a double-sized M3 fighter with typical Boron features, such as a green organic finish.


Like other bombers, the Marlin should not be kept on the front line of combat, and should deploy its missile payload from afar. Typical of most bombers, its laser capacity and recharge rate are negligible, making it vulnerable to attacks from masses of M2s or interception by M3 class ships. As a result, it either has to rely on its missiles for self defense from fighter wings or its own escorts such as M3 or M6 class vessels.


The Marlin fires the Tomahawk Heavy Missile.


Variant Queen's Retribution
Marlin x

It may also be found among Boron patrols and pirate wings spawned by station defense missions and is vulnerable to the bail and claim mechanic.

In Terran Conflict v3 and upper, the Marlin is not sold in any shipyard.

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Marlin, like other bombers, is best used for long-range anti-capital or anti-station strikes.

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
M8 Ships
Argon  Gladiator
ATF  none
Boron  Marlin
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Auster Hauler
Paranid  Hades
Pirate  none
Split  Viper
Teladi  Peregrine
Terran  Claymore
Xenon  none
Yaki  none
Boron Navigation
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