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The Type-8 is an upcoming medium ship manufactured by Lakon Spaceways. This freighter has lots of cargo space and it's very speedy with an optimized FSD (SCO).[1] Early access starts in august 2024.[2]

Overview[]

This medium sized vessel is specifically designed for cargo hauling with a maximum capacity of 406 tonnes.[2] It has retractable engine since it barely fits on a medium landing pad.[2] It fills a gap between the Type-7 Transporter and the Type-9 Heavy. However, it can also be used as a multi-purpose ship. It's better than a Python for trade and the capacity is almost as big as an Anaconda.[2]

Its industrial design has 2 prongs (arms) in the front with 2 small hardpoints that are visible when deployed. The cockpit has 1 pilot seat and is similar to the Type-7 and the Type-9.

It's slower than a Python Mk II with FSD (SCO), but more fuel efficient and heat resistant.[2] This makes it better at long-distance range while going super fast with a stable SCO. Maneuverability is decent, but does not outclass a Fer-de-Lance or a Python Mk II.[2]

It has 6 hardpoints: 5 small, 1 medium.[2] the medium hardpoint is underneath at the back behind the cargo bay. There are 9 optional internals: 1x size 1, 1x size 2, 1x size 4, 2x size 5, 3x size 6, 1x size 7.[2] Core internals: powerplant, thrusters, FSD and the fuel tank are size 5.[2] Life support and sensors are size 3.[2] The power distributor is a size 4.[2]

Purchase Locations[]

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Outfitting[]

Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Type-8 Transporter.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Pulse Laser -- -- --
Pulse Laser -- -- --
-- -- -- --
-- -- -- --
-- -- -- --
Medium Hardpoint -- -- -- --
Utility Mount Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys -- -- --
Reactor Bay Power Plant -- 5 --
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters -- 5 --
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive (SCO) -- 5 --
Environment Control Life Support -- 3 --
Power Coupling Power Distributor -- 4 --
Sensor Suite Sensors -- 3 --
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x32] -- 5 --
Internal Compartments Shield Generator -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Empty -- -- --
Cargo Rack [x2] -- -- --
Supercruise Assist -- -- --
(PAS) I -- --

* (L) = Loaned Module

Development[]

Frontier announced that this ship will be added with a free update in 2024. While the Python Mk II is a variant, the Type-8 is a brand new ship. It's inspired by the concept designs for Alien by the artist Ronald Ray Cobb (Ron Cobb, 1937–2020).[1]

The Type-8's early-access release for ARX is in August 2024.

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