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Teladi Tern
ClassTS+ Heavy Transport
Buy: @1,708,856 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)38.1 - 60.9 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)1 - 2 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)3.0 - 6.0 RPM
Hull Strength76,800
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 200 MJ (400 MJ)
Shield Reactor950 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)7,350 - 15,775 @ XL
Laser Capacitor1,700 MJ
Laser Recharge14 MW
                                                                                                         Back x 1
                                                                                                         Up x 2
                                                                                                         Down x 2


The Teladi introduced this new TS+ ship in time for the events of Albion Prelude. It boasts the toughest shielding of any Commonwealth TS (tied with the Terran Hayabusa for toughest shields on any TS), but otherwise is a fairly weak entry in the category. Like other Teladi ships, it is the slowest in its class, and while it has one of the largest cargo bays of any TS, it is simply outshone by its competitors. It is still an excellent investment for a complex Commercial Agent, where the ability to move large amounts of cargo is most important.


Sensing the need for a new transporter for risky, high-profit situations, the Teladi designed the Tern. Marked as a long-term investment, the Tern was built with an unusually high degree of redundancy for a Teladi vessel. A single Tern is estimated to be able to outperform any three regular transporters, ensuring that the extra credits spent on each ship would repay themselves in a relatively short amount of time. As the Tern was primarily intended to ferry large high-tech cargoes, it soon became a firm favourite of smugglers and black-market ware dealers.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Tern is surprisingly graceful in appearance for a Teladi ship. While its bow features the usual metal spikes, the rest of the ship's hull plating is relatively smooth. However, the Teladi still do not see fit to paint it.


The Tern can mount the Plasma Burst Generator, allowing it to eradicate any fighter that gets too close, but is vulnerable if hunted from longer ranges.




Variant Ceo's Sprite Grand Exchange Ianamus Zura Ministry of Finance PTNI Headquarters Seizewell
Tern x

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Tern is not as effective a Universe Trader as other TS+ ships, but makes a good Commercial Agent.

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
TS+ Ships
Argon  Lotan
ATF  none
Boron  Sturgeon
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Mistral Super Freighter
Paranid  Snotra
Pirate  none
Split  Drake
Teladi  Tern
Terran  Hayabusa
Xenon  none
Yaki  none

Teladi Navigation
Core Sectors Ceo's Buckzoid | Grand Exchange | Greater Profit | Homily of Perpetuity | Ianamus Zura | Ministry Of Finance | PTNI Headquarters | Seizewell | Tears of Greed | Teladi Gain
Border Sectors Bad Debt | Blue Profit | Bright Profit | Ceo's Doubt | Ceo's Sprite | Company Pride | Company Strength | Eighteen Billion | Home Of Opportunity | Merchant Haven | Mines Of Fortune | New Income | Profit Center Alpha | Profit Share | Sanctity of Corruption | Scale Plate Green | Shareholder's Fortune | Spaceweed Drift | The Vault | Two Grand
Capital Ships M1: Condor | M2: Phoenix | M2+: None | M7: Shrike | M7C: Cormorant | M7M: Gannet
Fighters M3: Falcon | M3+: Kea | M4: Buzzard | M4+: Kite | M5: Harrier, Kestrel
Escort Ships M6: Osprey | M6+: Heavy Osprey | M8: Peregrine
Transports TL: Albatross | TM: Pelican | TP: Toucan, Geochen | TS: Vulture | TS+: Tern
Shipyards Ceo's Sprite | Grand Exchange | Ianamus Zura | Ministry Of Finance | PTNI Headquarters | Seizewell
Racial Wares Swamp Plant | Sunrise Flowers | Nostrop Oil | Space Weed | Teladianium