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Type-10 Defender

Role: Combat Freighter

The Type-10 Defender is the result of collaboration between the Alliance and Lakon Spaceways. With the threat of xeno-war looming, the Alliance's naval arm saw the urgent need for a weapons platform capable of withstanding heavy, sustained attack. Utilising a reinforced Type-9 chassis as a starting point, Lakon overhauled and geared every aspect of the design for combat, producing a military behemoth that could be produced in volume at short notice.

Type-10 Defender: Front Type-10 Defender: Side Type-10 Defender: Top Type-10 Defender: Bottom Type-10 Defender: 3D elevation

  Small Medium Large Huge
Hard points 2 3 4 -


  Length Width Height
Dimensions 118.4m 135.1m 39.3m

Landing pads

  Core internals Class Base fitting
Power Plant Power Plant 8 6E
Thrusters Thrusters 7 7E
Frame Shift Drive Frame Shift Drive 7 6E
Life support Life Support 5 5E
Power Distributor Power Distributor 7 7E
Sensors Sensors 4 4E
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank 6 6C
Optional internals (Class) Base fitting
8 7E Cargo Rack
7 6E Cargo Rack
6 6E Shield Generator
5 4E Cargo Rack
4 3E Cargo Rack
4 Empty
3 2E Cargo Rack
3 Empty
2 Empty
5 Empty [MILITARY]
5 Empty [MILITARY]
Thrusters Engine pips Boost Roll Pitch Yaw
A Rated 159 m/s → 191 m/s 234 m/s 21 o/s 21 o/s o/s
B Rated 155 m/s → 186 m/s 228 m/s 21 o/s 21 o/s o/s
C Rated 153  m/s → 183 m/s 224 m/s 20 o/s 20 o/s o/s
D Rated 150 m/s → 180 m/s 221 m/s 20 o/s 20 o/s o/s
E Rated 148 m/s → 178 m/s 217 m/s 20 o/s 20 o/s o/s
Performance statistics are taken from default ship outfitting, changing only thruster rating, with no cargo.
  Base Maximum
Jump range 6.55 LY 24.38 LY
Shields 320 MJ 1257 MJ A rated + shield boosters
Armour 1,044 T 2810 T Military + hull reinforcement in military slots
Utility slots 8
Mass lock factor 26
Crew seats 3
Multi crew Yes
Fighter Bays (fighters) [max] 2 (15)
Cargo [without shields] 532 T
Hull mass 1,200 T
Pad size Large
Cost 124,874,411 CR