M7C Light Carriers are a a new class of fast and light escort carriers. The distinction between M7Cs and other M7s was introduced in Albion Prelude along with four new ships, but several ships in Terran Conflict, like the Griffon exhibited a similar concept.
M7C mount significantly less shielding than M1 Carriers, but they are significantly faster, averaging about 40 m/s faster than their race's counterpart M1, and they are significantly cheaper to buy and equip.
In their in-game descriptions, the ships are designed to deploy large amounts of fighter drones, and indeed, scanning their cargo reveals a "Drone Hauler" ware, but this has no in-game function.
The Argon Griffon was present in Terran Conflict and is a stronger combat vessel than the new ships, but as it is explicitly described in-game as a light carrier, it does not mount the heavy weaponry of other M7s; adding to the fact that it is equipped with the Drone Hauler in-game, it will be included here.
|Name||Race||Class||Speed||Accel||Steering||Hull||Shields||Shield Reactor||Turrets||Laser Cap||Laser Rchg.||Cargo||Cargo Class||Hangar||Price|
|Griffon||Argon||M7C||124.2||11||3.2||600,000||4 x 1GJ||6,800||4||74,000||2,200||4,800||XL||9||36,098,766|
|Guppy||Boron||M7C||132.0||12||1.4||250,000||1 x 1GJ||2,000||4||13,000||900||5,000||XL||12 + 1||16,412,847|
|Ariadne||Paranid||M7C||122.0||9||1.3||255,000||4 x 200MJ||2,000||4||14,000||700||3,500||XL||24 + 1||18,745,140|
|Cormorant||Teladi||M7C||115||5||1||720,000||3 x 200MJ||3,500||3||10,000||500||8,000||XL||12||13,495,504|
|Maccana||Terran||M7C||130.0||6||1.5||180,000||1 x 1GJ||1,700||4||16,000||600||5,500||XL||10||17,299,092|
|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 / M2+ • M7 / M7M / M7C|
|Escort||M6 / M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 / M3+ • M4 / M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TS / TS+ • TP • TM|