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Terran Rapier
ClassM5 Scout
Buy:Regional Representative @61,802 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)131 - 458.5 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)64 - 225 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)16.4 - 57.6 RPM
Hull Strength1,300
Max. Shield (Total)5 x 1 MJ (5 MJ)
Shield Reactor130 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)20 - 100 @ S
Laser Capacitor5,000 MJ
Laser Recharge25 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 2


The Rapier is fast and is amongst the most well-defended and powerful M5s. However, the inability to mount a Triplex Scanner means that it is not the first choice for a scout ship.


The USC's ability to patrol remote areas of the Solar System and to reconnoiter hostile territory is due in no small part to the Rapier's agility and speed.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Rapier has a streamlined, rocket-shaped fuselage with three thrusters. Like all Terran ships, it is white with red trim.


The Rapier can be used as a very light fighter. However, its weapons are very expensive, and since M5s do not have a high survival rate in fights, it is best employed away from anything that will shoot at it.

As a personal ship the EMPC battery and Poltergeist Missiles make it one of the strongest M5s, capable of bringing down M3s with relative ease. Unfortunately, the small weapons power generator makes it ill-suited to intense combat.



The Rapier is available at all Terran shipyards.

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

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Rapier is a bit of an oddball and not suited to most M5 roles.

It can't mount a Triplex Scanner, limiting its utility as a sensor platform. Its weapons are too expensive for the high attrition the M5 frame suffers to make it a good screening element. It isn't the fastest M5 making it unsuitable for a courier.

Perhaps its best use is to chase down and kill another M5.

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
M5 Ships
Argon  ArrowDiscoverer (Hauler) (Raider) (Vanguard) (Advanced) • Starburst
ATF  Valkyrie
Boron  Octopus (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Scout
OTAS  none
Paranid  Pegasus (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard)
Pirate  Pirate Harrier (Hauler) (Raider) (Vanguard) • Pirate Kestrel
Split  Jaguar (Hauler) (Raider) (Vanguard) (Enhanced)
Teladi  Harrier (Hauler) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) • Kestrel (Advanced)
Terran  Rapier#deca.fade
Xenon  N
Yaki  Fujin (Raider) (Sentinel)
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