Fruit Bat

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Fruit Bat
MassTrans Fruit Bat.png
Size (W×H×L) 65 m×15 m×37 m
Cargo capacity 3 TC
Cargo bay extension 3 TC
Maximum speed 0.35 LM
Manoeuvrability Pitch: 1.70
Roll: 1.95
Yaw: 1.70
Thrust: 55
Energy banks 3
Energy recharge rate

Poor (1.8)

Gun mounts Fore: 1x
Rear: 1x
Port: 1x
Starboard: 1x
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 112,500 Cr


The Fruit Bat is a cheap, somewhat maneuverable fighter/escort, often used by pirates and escorts alike.


The "Fruit Bat" was designed for mass production by the now defunct CLAN Ltd. from Erbiti. The production facilities were later bought by SensimTrading and relocated to Anisor.

The ship was not a very popular model, but when MASSTrans GLC bought into the traditional family business (holding 49.90 percent of the shares), the production of a slightly enhanced version under the name of "Flying Fox" started. This craft was exclusively sold to MASSTrans' subsidiary firm MT SEC.

While sales of the standard model have been rising slightly, the demand for a customer version of the "Flying Fox" are estimated to be even higher. When MT SEC, with allowance of their parent company, started to open their escort services to private traders, an enhanced model was needed. This time, the management contacted Biarge United Shipyards and asked for a design. The result, the "Mega Bat Mark I", was accepted and the production and profits were split between both companies.


  • MASSTrans GLC:
MASSTrans GLC just recently transformed itself from a local player around the Iron Stars (G1) into a multi-cooperation all over The Eight by satisfying a rising :demand for in-system transportation of cheap mass products, something free traders alone couldn't (and wouldn't) attend to.
With its investments into various ship builders and on low tech agricultural worlds, the cooperation started to dominate the trade at the low end of the cargo spectrum. :The corner stone of its success are the freight trains, huge massive ships build for slow, but steady, transit through a given system and giving the people the things :they need for survival, even on far off stations.
  • MT SEC:
A subsidiary firm of MASSTrans GLC. While working formerly under exclusive contract for MASSTrans freight-trains, they started recently to open their escort services :to private traders. Although they take premium fees, thanks to their experienced pilots their services are in high demand (and add a boost to the prestige of their employer).


Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Cargo Bay ExpansionFuel ScoopsPassenger BerthEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space Compass • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMilitary LaserMining LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersMilitary Shield EnhancementExternal Heat Shielding • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}

Model comparisons

Fruit Bat Flying Fox
(click to fully expand)
MassTrans Fruit Bat.png MassTrans Flying Fox.png
Size (meters: WxHxL) 65 × 15 × 37 65 × 15 × 37
Mass (tons) 19.959 t 19.959 t
Cargo capacity (tons) 3 (+3 t expandable) 3 (+3 t expandable)
Maximum speed (LM) 0.350 0.350
Maneuverability Pitch: 1.70 / Roll: 1.95 / Yaw: 1.70 Pitch: 1.70 / Roll: 1.95 / Yaw: 1.70
Thrust 55 65
Energy banks 3.00 3.50
Energy recharge rate Poor (1.80) Poor (2.20)
Gun mounts & Turrets Fore: 1x
Rear: 1x
Port: 1x
Starboard: 1x
Turrets: N/A
Fore: 1x
Rear: 1x
Port: 1x
Starboard: 1x
Turrets: N/A
Missile pylons 4 4
Shield Upgrades Boosters & military Boosters & military
Hyperspace capable Yes (in 15 sec) Yes (in 15 sec)
Available to player Yes (TL 7) No
Base price (Cr) 112,500 N/A


  • some notes from the author:
Made some time ago, never thought about releasing it, because of issues, that I could finally solve,
and now a recommended part of my Freight-Train OXP.
  • V 1.10+ is using a script which provides individual escape pods and crews and makes sure that most ships got some cargo.


The Fruit Bat is entirely the work of Rorschachhamster, all credits therefore belong to him.


Oolite Version 1.77 or higher is required. For version 1.10 and up, Oolite 1.88+ is needed.


This version includes 3 minor bugs, one might affect Apple users, while another will prevent you from buying the cargo extension.


This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).
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Version History

  • Version 1.10 / 2021-11-23 / Montana05:
overhaul of the complete OXP, including fixing existing bugs
adjusted roles
rearranged or added weapon positions
added flashers for the position lights
modified the models
tweaked the emission map
added normal map
added "gloss"
outsourced the role of pirate to an individual ship with a tweaked diffuse map and weapons
added a small ship-script for escape pods and cargo (includes new entities and textures)
added shiplibrary.plist
  • Version 1.01 / 2013-03-20 / Rorschachhamster:
The MT Sec Flying Fox is now outfitted with an aft laser as well, and made a little tougher
  • Version 1.00 / 2013-02-04 / Rorschachhamster:
initial release

Quick Facts

Minimum Oolite versionCPU usage lowMemory usage lowGPU usage low


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