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Size (W×H×L) 152m×90m×124m
Cargo capacity 5 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.38 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.5
Pitch: 1.9
Energy banks N/A
Energy recharge rate

Good (4)

Gun mounts Fore
Missile slots 1
Shield boosters available N/A
Military shields available N/A
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 130,000₢

Note: this ship cannot launch nor dock from a standard station. More details are in the forum thread "Docking longshot".


This fighter / trader was designed by its manufacturers to compete directly with the Cobra Mark III as the ship of choice for the lone wolf Commander.

In some ways the craft meets its Cobra III beating design brief and in others fails. The ship can haul a maximum of 40 tonnes of cargo as opposed to the Cobra Mark III’s 35 tonnes. It also packs 6 missiles as against the Cobra Mark III’s 4 missiles.

However, these features came at a price. In order to meet design requirements, the ship's missiles are mounted in an under-slung starboard weapons pod.

This lop-sided design makes the ship slower and more difficult to roll than the trusty Cobra Mark III. Many Commanders have also come to grief whilst attempting to dock, forgetting to allow for the under-hanging weapons pod when plotting docking approach vectors.

The ship is available to both the player and NPCs.


There seems to be no information on author, license or anything else (other than issues with docking it!)


The Longshot is found in the Longshot OXP.