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is a large carrier
used by the pirate faction known as the Yaki
. Acting as a typical sector superiority vessel, this M1
enables the syndicate to control their areas and repel invaders - both police forces and rivalling pirate clans.
|Variants||There are no variants|
is a fast, heavily armed carrier
with room for 30 fighters of different sizes, as well as a single corvette
. Its great diversity in weapons compatibility, as well as its sheer number of hard-points, make it an excellent combat support vessel.
Probably having been planned for some time, the Akuma
first made its "public" appearance in a drawn-out conflict with a conglomerate of powerful pirate cartels in the southern sectors. Until the carrier
made its debut, fighting between the factions had been sporadic and involving small groups of fighters only, as each faction was vying for dominance over illegal goods markets. When the Yaki
brought a carrier
onto the battlefield, this rivalry changed into all-out war, and the pattern of the fighting also changed to reflect this. Large sector battles begun taking place, including heavier ships as well as fighter squadrons.
Eventually, the dons were able to answer the challenge in the shape of their own carrier. As the Galleon
equalized the power gap and enabled the pirate clans to invade Yaki
space in retaliation for Yaki
invasions of their own space, the two sides were more or less equal in strength. After several such encounters, both belligerents eventually realized that they weren't making any progress and made an informal truce. No official peace has been made, however, and if the factions run into each other, any member of the opposing gang is considered fair game. Sporadic jumps into foreign space is occasionally made, but mostly, the Akuma
is fulfilling the role as sector superiority vessel deep inside Yaki
The Akuma is fast, has a huge cargo bay and a very high weapons capacity. The ability to mount BFLAK
guns on both sides of the craft gives the ship an excellent defence against fighters, and having BPSG
s in all turrets except aft increases this defensive barrier tenfold. If the Akuma has one weakness, it is the lack of heavy long-range firepower. It also has the lowest shielding of any carrier
alongside the Split Raptor
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|Specifications||X²: The Threat||X³: Reunion||X³: Terran Conflict|
|Speed||- m/s||53 - 95.4 m/s||- m/s|
|Reactor Output (power)||MW||6,800 MW||MW|
|Shield Type||()||5 x 1 GJ Shield (? s)||()|
|Weapons Energy||Not Available||48,500 MJ||MJ|
|Weapons Recharge Rate||Not Available||970 w/s MW||MW|
|Cargo||-||10,000 - 19,000 XL||-|
|Gallery for the Akuma|