Ship Review - Cobra Mk III

[Cobra Mk III pic]

This vessel should need no introduction. After trying several other ships it is a joy to fly. The balance between cargo space and combat potential is excellent and the manoeuvrability is very good for a ship of its size (which would make it the ideal vessel for the lone pirate). Equipment is expensive but of good quality, and when fully armed it can be a fearsome opponent. Possibly the only let-down is the 7 ly range although this never seemed a problem until you had tried ships which can go further. The cheapest ship that can carry four missiles.

[Rotating Cobra Mk III]
Price      Space  Range Speed    Manvre Lasers Missiles
287000 cr  42     7 ly  0.28 LM  CF 7   4      4

IFF  ECM  Pulse Beam Military Scoops Escape Hyper Energy Dock GalHyp
400  600  400   1000 3000     525    300    550   1500   1500  3000
Recommended equipment:
The cargo space is just about sufficient to recommend arming it to the teeth, but you will be left with less than the original 35 tonnes. It's probably worth leaving out the side lasers (can anyone make effective use of them?), and avoid the Hyperspace Unit and Galactic Hyperspace unless you think you are going to use them soon.


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