The Standard Ships
Since the game's first release as
Elite in 1984, the Cobra Mark III has been in every version of the game.
Fast, manuverable, and a hard target to hit, many players still
prefer the Cobra over the other 59 ships in the game. This graphic
is a cutaway view showing details incorporated from all the game versions.
The Xeeslan LSC7 Escape Capsule as fitted
to the Cobra Mark III. Requires only one crew to pilot, and provides an
Interplanetary Drive with one ton of Hydrogen fuel to safely transport you to the
nearest station. The included Xeeslan insurance policy will replace your
ship, less cargo.
This cutaway view shows the details
of the flight deck of the Cobra Mark III, as installed in the Xeeslan LSC7
Escape Capsule. The optional dual station configuration is depicted,
which was used in the novella The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock.
The Eagle Mark II is one of three
versions of the Eagle series. The design increased main thruster power
and cargo capacity over the Eagle Mark I by installing smaller rear
thrusters. This design limitation was corrected in the Eagle Mark III.
The startup ship for Frontier First
Encounters, the Saker Mark III is a fast fighter with a minimum of room for
cargo and weapons. The outside view of the Saker is in the main title
screen. This graphic is a cutaway view of the interior.
The Spar is a great little fighter and fun
to fly. It does not have the equipment space to take on all the evils
in the galaxy, but it will hold its own one-on-one.
The Viper Mark II is the ship of choice for
the Galactic Police (and quite a few pirates as well!). No wonder
with it's intimidating appearance, speed, manuverability, and cargo space.
It is an excellent upgrade ship, and will take you far in the galaxy.
Although slow and cumbersome, the Lanner II
provides more cargo space than the Saker, at an affordable price. The
advantage is this ship is available in the early stages of the game.
For a competent pilot, a fast rise in trading profits awaits.
One of the fastest ships in the game, the
Osprey-X version of the Osprey comes with two more stabilizer wings, more
cargo space, and great acceleration. It is a great hit-and-
run ship, and is ideal for those time limited military runs.
The much desired Argent's Quest, the most
powerful ship in the known galaxy. No, you cannot buy this one.
But select your missions carefully, keep up to date on the journals, and
you could soon be flying this impressive ship.