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The Panther Clipper LX is one of the largest ships likely to be owned by a private individual. It is also the largest ship that will fit in the internal docking bays of space stations. Piloting one requires real skill. Its cargo carrying capacity is massive, although like most transport ships it is lightly armed and poorly armoured.

— Datamined files from the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey alpha[1]

The Panther Clipper, also known as the Panther Clipper LX, is a ship assumed to be manufactured by Zorgon Peterson. It has been described as a "heavy cargo clipper" and the Type-9 Heavy's "big brother".[2]


  • The Panther Clipper first appeared in Frontier: Elite II. It was the largest ship in the game, extremely slow, had no atmospheric entry capability, and was described as capable of buying entire planets out of their cargo. Due to its immense size, it was equipped with planetary bombardment-class weaponry and powerful shields that shrugged off attacks from small pirate craft.
  • The Panther Clipper was announced as planned content for Elite Dangerous: Horizons, but was never implemented despite appearing in Horizons concept art. Mentions of the Panther have been datamined from the game for years, and were most recently seen in the files of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey alpha.[1]