The Vulture is comparable with the Boron Dolphin. For a few less credits you get a little more speed, a little weaker shields and a little less cargo space. Many players will willingly pay the Dolphin's higher price for the extra cargo space and shields.
The Vulture is the trading vessel commonly used by the Teladi in all space sectors, and can always be found wherever the greatest profit is to be made no matter whose sector it happens to be.
The Vulture is the standard against which the other variants is compared. It has average speed and a small cargo bay relative to the others.
The Vulture Hauler doubles the standard Vulture's cargo space and mounts an additional shield, but is 16 m/s slower.
The Vulture Miner is faster and has a slightly larger cargo bay than the standard Vulture, but cannot mount any weaponry other than those that go in the Utility Slot.
Like other Prototype variants, the Vulture Prototype improves on the standard variant in most respects: it has more shielding, larger cargo and is significantly faster.
Vulture Super Freighter
The Super Freighter variant is heavily shielded, but is slower and has a smaller cargo bay than the Vulture Hauler.
Vulture Super Freighter XL
The Vulture Super Freighter XL is atrociously slow at 57.5 m/s, but boasts the largest cargo bay of any Vulture variant.
The Vulture Tanker is available at different shipyards, but is functionally identical to the standard Vulture.
The Vulture is essentially an engine with hooks that hold cargo boxes. The captain sits above and behind the cargo.
This ship doesn't have the firepower to fight, and lacks the speed to run away as well. With its poor shielding it can't resist attack very long, so do not allow this ship to get into an enemy's gunsight if help is not very close by.
All Vultures come equipped with Trade Command Software MK1, and Vulture Miners also come pre-equipped with:
|Variant||Ceo's Sprite||Grand Exchange||Ianamus Zura||Ministry of Finance||PTNI Headquarters||Seizewell|
|Vulture Super Freighter||x||x|
|Vulture Super Freighter XL||x||x||x|
The Vulture Prototype cannot be bought, and must be captured. It is awarded by NMMC upon reaching rank 4. Some Teladi Mineral Transporters are Vulture Prototypes (check ship stats to determine if it is a prototype or standard variant).
The Vulture often suffers in comparison to the Boron Dolphin. It features a minor improvement in speed and price at the cost of a smaller cargo bay and weaker shields. They can however fill the same roles.
- Station Trader
- Manual Trader
Like most TS class ships, the relatively weak shields and low speeds mean they should be kept away from combat.
|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||Mercury (Hauler) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL) (Enhanced) (Prototype)|
|Boron||Dolphin (Hauler) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL) (Enhanced)|
|Paranid||Demeter (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Prototype)|
|Split||Caiman (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL)|
|Teladi||Vulture (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Prototype)|