M6

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M6 ships are corvettes frequently found leading fighter patrols or escorting capital ships. They are too big to be considered to be fighters, but too small to be considered true capital ships.

More boat than ship, corvettes are manned by a small crew, and they can carry quite powerful weapons. They are several times the size of a M3 ship (typically 120-280m long) and most have a lot more shields. They are not as maneuverable as fighters and therefore need to use their power and shielding to take down enemy fighters, as their speed and turning is usually not adequate to dogfight.

Most M6 class ships have both main guns and a few turrets. Some of the M6+ ships, recognisable from their regular counterparts by the moniker 'Heavy' in their name, can mount the most powerful corvette weapons in all turrets but they are generally slower then the normal M6s.

The M6s are the class right in the middle of the ship scale, and are generally regarded to be capable of taking on anything with suitable pilot skill, from M5 swatting to M2 strafing. As such, they are commonly used as player ships.

Regular M6s listed below tend to be better suited to taking on small, maneuverable fighters, whilst their M6+ cousins tend to mount heavier weapons to deal with bigger ships.

M6+ ships are not listed here but will appear in the in-game encyclopedia as 'M6'; these can be found in the M6+ section.

Sortable list[edit]

M6 Corvettes
Name Race Class Speed Accel Steering Hull Shields Shield Reactor Turrets Laser Cap Laser Rchg. Cargo Cargo Class Hangar Price
Centaur Argon M6 123 9 3.9 60,000 3 x 200MJ 2,500 3 10,500 262 1,250 XL 9,842,368
Vidar ATF M6 128 12 8.8 65,600 5 x 200MJ 3,800 2 19,000 570 950 L Not for Sale
Hydra Boron M6 147.6 16 3.7 54,000 3 x 200MJ 2,850 1 7,000 175 1,500 XL 8,776,030
Truelight Seeker Goner M6 138 11 8.7 50,000 2 x 200MJ 250 0 10,000 500 1,250 XL Not for sale
Kha'ak Corvette Kha'ak M6 128.1 6 4.6 87,500 5 x 200MJ 2,350 2 17,500 385 1,050 XL Not for sale
Nemesis Paranid M6 135.3 12 4.5 60,000 3 x 200MJ 2,500 1 11,500 287 600 XL 9,304,199
Dragon Split M6 172.1 19 3.8 48,000 2 x 200MJ 2,150 1 15,700 392 930 XL 7,689,771
Osprey Teladi M6 98.4 7 3.1 72,000 4 x 200MJ 2,650 3 12,700 262 1,500 XL 15,223,732
Katana Terran M6 136 14 4.1 51,000 5 x 200MJ 3,250 3 19,000 570 1,000 XL 6,490,494
Springblossom Terran M6 360 39 6 45,000 3 x 200MJ 3,800 3 19,000 570 2,000 XL 6,054,548
P Xenon M6 135.2 11 24.4 30,000 2 x 200MJ 3,000 1 10,000 500 1,250 XL Not for sale

See Also[edit]


Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M6 Ships
Argon  Centaur
ATF  Vidar
Boron  Hydra
Goner  Truelight Seeker
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Corvette
OTAS  none
Paranid  Nemesis
Pirate  CentaurOsprey
Split  Dragon
Teladi  Osprey
Terran  KatanaSpringblossom
Xenon  P
Yaki  none