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OTAS Zephyrus
ClassTM Military Transport
Buy:Argon @Accepted Advisor 474,663 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)70 - 140 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)9 - 18 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.6 - 3.24 RPM
Hull Strength13,440
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 200 MJ (600 MJ)
Shield Reactor1,200 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)900 - 1,275 @ XL
Laser Capacitor2,200 MJ
Laser Recharge51 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 2
                                                                                                         Front x 2
                                                                                                         Rear x 2
4 M3+ - M5


If you can't get a Hyperion Vanguard, get one of these. Even if you have one, buy a Zephyrus anyway. They're fast, cheap and tough, though very plain in design.


The Zephyrus military transport, with its ability to carry a limited number of fighters, provides important tactical flexibility to the OTAS fleet.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Zephyrus has a long, narrow cigar-shaped fuselage, with the command deck located at the bow. It carries chin-mounted main guns and front and rear turrets, and docks four fighters along the ventral fuselage. Its large stern-mounted engines can propel it to speeds that outpace some TPs and M3s.


TM Military Transport ships are support ships. They carry small numbers of fighters to distant locations very cost-effectively. However, they don't normally have the shields, maneuvering, or weapons to effectively engage in direct combat. Their open docking bays do however make them ideal fighter drone tenders allowing you to deploy heavier carriers elsewhere. Unfortunately TMs will not automatically deploy drones, which limits their usefulness as a patrol unit.

The Zephyrus has armaments above and beyond those of normal TMs and can take on an M3 or two with dual HEPTs and two turrets mounting antifighter weaponry, and its corvette-level shields are enough to protect it in the line of fire. In addition, it is unique among the TM class in that it can wield several types of heavy missiles like the Thunderbolt and Tempest for long-range combat.

Together with fighters, a well-equipped Zephyrus can take out opposing frigates with relative ease.




The Zephyrus is only available at the OTAS Shipyard in Legend's Home. For such an effective ship, however, it is quite cheap.

Suggested Roles[edit]

Thanks in large part to its speed and armament, a Zephyrus makes a good escort for standard freighters. Its respectable cargo capacity enables it to act as a transport ship quite effectively, though admittedly it has the smallest cargo bay of the TM class.

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
TM Ships
Argon  Magnetar
ATF  none
Boron  Pleco
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Zephyrus
Paranid  Helios
Pirate  Caravel
Split  Boa
Teladi  Pelican
Terran  Toukon
Xenon  none
Yaki  Chokaro