Ship Review - Anaconda

[Anaconda pic]

This ship is very slow, very unwieldy, very large, and very expensive. Equipment is also pricey, although if you can afford this ship that shouldn't be too much of a problem, and you'll recoup your costs quickly. The cargo bay size means that you'll have to wait around in the station for a while in order to fill the hold. Once off, it's best to stick to safe routes because it's very difficult to get this vessel pointed at an attacker, so whilst pirates might buzz around you like irritating mosquitos they will find a way through your shields in the end.

One oddity of the Anaconda is that the military lasers behave like mining lasers, but with an even slower rate of fire. However, they pack such a punch that they are worth having, particularly on side mountings where a chance blast can make a real difference.

[Rotating Anaconda]
Price        Space  Range    Speed  Manvre Lasers Missiles
18695000 cr   245   10 ly   0.14 LM  CF 3    4      16

IFF  ECM  Pulse Beam Military Scoops Escape Hyper Energy Dock GalHyp
300  800  600   800    2500    650    450    800   1900  2000  6000
Recommended equipment:
Absolutely everything you can fit in.

You'll need most of it too. Docking computers help because this beast turns too slowly to match the station's rotation (which probably explains their price). The poor manoeuvrability mean that despite their odd behaviour military lasers are useful, because you're not going to be able to keep an enemy in your sights for long. The Anaconda can carry a lot of missiles, and needs every single one of them.


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