Xperimental Shuttle

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Terran Xperimental Shuttle
ClassM3 Fighter
Speed (Min-Max)128.4 - 321 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)14 - 35 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)19.4 - 48.5 RPM
Hull Strength8,000
Max. Shield (Total)1 x 200 MJ (200 MJ)
Shield Reactor890 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)210 - 250 @ L
Laser Capacitor5,500 MJ
Laser Recharge121 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 6


The Xperimental Shuttle is a fast and powerful M3 class ship with a colorful history.


Not much is known about the ship known as the Xperimental Shuttle. This ship was supposed to be able to cross vast distances without having to use jumpgates, by generating its own wormhole. Argon scientists are still trying to fix the ship and get its drive back into working order. When the ship was built it was considered to be the fastest ship of its class, due to its revolutionary Matter/Anti-Matter drives. It also attracted the attention of people when it landed at stations, as the ship is unique.

The USC X, also known as the Xperimental Shuttle, or "Le Petit X" by its designers, is a Terran ship built from a reverse-engineered Xenon scoutship that arrived in the Solar System with a gateless jumpdrive. The prototype, equipped with the Terran version of this point-to-point jumpdrive, was intended to allow the Terrans to begin a second wave of expansion without relying on the Xenon-infested jumpgate network. It was originally designed as a shuttle that could fly both in a planet's atmosphere and in outer space.

In 2912, The X was flown by Earth pilot Kyle William Brennan. The jump test went wrong, as although the jump was successful, it was not on target and overloaded all of the X-Shuttle's systems, and damaged the jumpdrive beyond repair. The Shuttle materialised in the Teladi Space Company capital sector of Seizewell, right in front of a Phoenix, beginning the chain of events that would lead to the destruction of the Xenon M0-class mothership.

In 2913, after a failed attempt to repair the Jumpdrive, the X was given to the Argon Federation, and it remained in their possession until 768 NT/2938 EY, when a group of Yaki boarded and stole the Colossus that was transporting the ship. A Teladi treasure hunter found the Colossus and the X in Xenon Sector 101, where the Yaki hid it. The Teladi tried to take the Shuttle for herself, however, another person, who was also looking for the ship got in her way, and took her, along with the X, to Argon Prime's Shipyard, where the ship was fixed and given to its saviour.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The X-Shuttle is a unique design, reflecting its unique specification. A slim fuselage with an inverted V-tail and engine pods mounted as wings, the X-Shuttle is very much one-of-a-kind.

In the 25 years that passed since Kyle gave the X to the Argons, it had a spinal-mounted turret installed right behind the cockpit, giving it another pair of guns to fire. It also had some glowing lines added to certain places on its hull.


The X-Shuttle has a wide weapon compatibility, is fast, and well fortified. It is one of the top fighters available, but due to its prize nature it is rarely used in fights unless the player is flying it.


The X-Shuttle fits a wide variety of weapons from both the Terrans and the Commonwealth.


The X-Shuttle is only available as a plot reward for the Treasure Hunt plot. It is one of two ships that cannot be reverse-engineered at the Player Headquarters without using cheat mods.

Suggested Roles[edit]

Many players use the X-Shuttle for their personal ship. Those who fly capital ships such as M7 for their flagship often use the X-Shuttle as a captain's yacht for docking at normal stations.

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  Nova (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
ATF  Thor
Boron  Barracuda (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced) (Prototype)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Fighter
OTAS  Venti
Paranid  Perseus (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced)
Pirate  Blastclaw (Prototype) • Nova (Raider) • Falcon (Vanguard)
Split  Mamba (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced)
Teladi  Falcon (Hauler) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
Terran  #deca.cefaScimitarSpitfyreXperimental Shuttle
Xenon  L
Yaki  Susanowa (Hauler) (Raider) (Prototype)