Type-6 Transporter


Lakon Spaceways are famous for building dependable, jump capable transport vessels. The Type 6 is their smallest commercially available model. It has limited combat capability, but is capable of transporting decent size loads for its size class.

The Type-6 Transporter, one of four freighters manufactured by Lakon Spaceways, is mainly used for trading and hauling commodities throughout the galaxy. This ship has a medium landing pad size and, unlike both of Lakon's larger trading vessels, may still dock at Outposts. Due to the poor armour and manoeuvrability is not suited for combat and it is advisable that traders avoid entering any combat situation without an escort or upgrading shields / hull.

When fitted for maximum cargo capacity, which can reach 112 tons, many traders find that the Type-6 Transporter becomes quite suited for trading standard commodities in bulk rather than hauling rare commodities long distances. After upgrading the Frame Shift Drive to increase its jump range, the Type-6 Transporter can be equally good at hauling commodities long distances.

The Type-6 Transporter has also found a niche as an exploration vessel; when stripped of all unnecessary weight and stocked with an upgraded frame shift drive, the Type-6 Transporter can reach jump ranges just short of the Asp Explorer at a much lower cost, though it is significantly less capable of defending itself should it encounter a hostile vessel, and is still quite a bit more expensive than the Cobra which can also be used for exploration.

Prior to v1.2, the Type-6 had a tendency to run hot - to 100% or greater - making fuel scooping and consecutive hyperspace jumps more risky unless an A-rated power plant was also used (reducing the average maximum heat to 95%). As of v1.2, this tendency has been corrected and the ship now runs much cooler, making it less likely that modules suffer heat damage.


Basic info

Manufacturer: Lakon Spaceways

Dimensions: 48.4L - 27.2W - 15.0H

Landing pad size: Medium

Type: Freighter

Mass lock factor: 8

Number of seats: 1

Fighter capable: No

Tech specs

Top speed: 220 m/s

Max speed: 255 m/s

Boost speed: 350 m/s

Max boost speed: 406 m/s

Agility: 147

Shields: 90 MJ

Armor: 324

Hull mass: 155 t

Cargo capacity: 50 t

Max cargo: 112 t

Fuel capacity: 16 t

Unladen jump: 12.39 Ly

Max jump: 33.00 Ly


Utility slots: 3

Small hardpoints: 2

Medium hardpoints: -

Large hardpoints: -

Huge hardpoints: -

Internal compartments

Size 1: 1

Size 2: 2

Size 3: 1

Size 4: 2

Size 5: 2

Size 6: -

Size 7: -

Size 8: -


Base cost: 1,045,950 Cr

Insurance: 52,297 Cr

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