The standard Chokaro only docks three fighters compared to the usual four, but the extra internal space given over to engines and cargo makes it an excellent choice for an armoured freighter or trader. It is faster than all other TMs save the Split Boa, with which it is tied for speed.
Leading the development of TM-class vessels among non-aligned races, the Yaki use this ship mainly to support their raiding activites and also to protect against counter-attacks.
The standard by which the Advanced Chokaro is measured.
The Advanced Chokaro has a reduced cargo hold, but carries a total of six fighters, more than any other TM.
The basic Chokaro by itself is average in a fight, and can do anything the Paranid Helios can do, however the fact that it has only three support craft make it potentially the least potent TM.
The advanced Chokaro cannot be bought and must be obtained during the Shady Business missions. When given the option to choose sides, side with Beryll arm of the Yaki Syndicate. Then, at the plot end, if you destroy or board the Goner Ozias the Yaki will give you one advanced Chokaro and its blueprints. (As an additional bonus not need to destroy 25 Xenon capital ships in each sector Black Hole Sun and Segaris, see the "shady business plot guide" at roguey's X3AP site www.roguey.co.uk/x3ap/help/guides/shady-business/page1.php for more info.)
Being considerably larger than any other TM and quick for any freighter, the Chokaro excels as an armoured freighter and trader.
|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|
|Core Sectors||Weaver's Tempest|
|Border Sectors||Ocracoke's Storm | Senator's Badlands|
|Capital Ships||M1: Hoshi, Shuri | M2: Akuma | M2+: None | M7: Akurei | M7C: None | M7M: Senshi|
|Fighters||M3: Susanowa | M3+: Tenjin | M4: Raijin | M4+: Tonbo | M5: Fujin|
|Escort Ships||M6: None | M6+: None | M8: None|
|Transports||TL: Ryu | TM: Chokaro | TP: None | TS: None | TS+: None|
|Shipyards||Yaki Shipyard in Senator's Badlands|