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Boron Skate
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Buy: @5,984,203 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)62.4 - 156 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)11 - 29 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)16 - 40 RPM
Hull Strength11,250
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 25 MJ (75 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,160 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)145 - 320 @ M
Laser Capacitor7,800 MJ
Laser Recharge195 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Front x 1
                                                                                                         Back x 1
Boron Skate Prototype
ClassM3+ Heavy Fighter
Speed (Min-Max)122.4 - 180 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)23 - 35 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)23.5 - 42 RPM
Hull Strength10,000
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 25 MJ (75 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,000 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)170 - 275 @ M
Laser Capacitor7,800 MJ
Laser Recharge195 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Front x 1
                                                                                                         Rear x 1


A very capable M3+ fighter, the Boron Skate is versatile and quick, but suffers poor shielding and a large profile. It is probably the only effective Boron fighter in the fleet with the possible exception of its prototype variant.

The Skate's main drawback is its price: like all ships of its class, it is overpriced, at marginally more than double the price of the basic M3, so is best used as a personal fighter rather than a fleet one.

A note for the curious: the Skate's wingspan exceeds the width of most TM berths. Fortunately, it seems to dock perfectly well without complications.


Encyclopedia Entry[edit]

The Royal Boron Navy wisely waited to see how Bala Gi's M3 Plus offerings were accepted before developing its own version. The Skate is the result and is an extremely capable heavy fighter.



The standard Skate against which the Prototype is compared.

Skate Prototype[edit]

The Prototype Skate is faster and more agile than the standard version, but has a slightly smaller shield generator and a smaller cargo bay. It is still large enough for ammo supplies.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

Its hull is curiously shaped, with four wings arranged in a cross shape, and a short nose. It is famed for being nigh-on impossible to miss with weapons fire due to its large cross-section, Though with that said it is a very good looking ship.


The Skate performs reasonably well in combat with well-rounded stats, but its weak shielding for its class and high price as an M3+ makes it impractical for fleet combat.



Its laser generator is good, and it can use the ammunition-based Energy Bolt Chaingun effectively due to its improved cargo space over the Barracuda and M3 class in general. Its front and rear turrets allow it good coverage for missile and additional fighter defence, using mid-range lasers such as the Phased Repeater Gun.


Variant Depths of Silence Great Reef Kingdom End Lucky Planets Ocean of Fantasy Queen's Retribution
Skate x x x x x

The Prototype is not purchasable, but is available as an ownerless ship in Terran Conflict.

Suggested Roles[edit]

It is best used in conjunction with a carrier or TM class ship, since, like all fighters, it cannot hold enough jump fuel for extended operations, and its reliance on ammunition for its staple weaponry makes this worse.

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
M3+ Ships
Argon  Eclipse (Prototype)
ATF  Fenrir
Boron  Skate (Prototype)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Notus Hauler
Paranid  Medusa (Prototype)
Pirate  Eclipse (Advanced) • Kea
Split  Chimera (Enhanced)
Teladi  Kea (Enhanced)
Terran  Cutlass
Xenon  LX
Yaki  Tenjin
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
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