Python Class Cruiser

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Python Class Cruiser
Size (W×H×L) 80m×90m×160m
Cargo capacity 145 TC
Cargo bay extension 15 TC
Maximum speed 0.35 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.0
Pitch: 0.8
Energy banks 7
Energy recharge rate

Good (3.5)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Port, Starboard
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available No
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 360,000 Cr


An artist's rendition

The Python Class Cruiser was a larger and faster sister ship to the Python, rolling off the production lines at Inera Orbit Space along with the Python, production beginning in 2720, production ceasing at around the same time as Python production ended. Most traders see the Python's successor, the Boa, as a retrograde step when compared to the Python Class Cruiser, and most commentators are of the opinion that the Boa should never have been constructed - instead, the PCC should have been updated. The market seems to agree too; the company has never regained the kinds of sales figures that they had in the 2800s when Python and Python Class Cruiser production was at its peak. On the other hand, the Python Class Cruiser was a much more expensive ship to build (and to buy when new) than the Boa.

The original Olite Python Class Cruiser.

Notable features

The Python Class Cruiser these days is typically favoured by pirates. It can hold its own in battle, it's fast for its size and it is built very strong. The shark's teeth design was a standard paintwork option, and it gives the ship a fearsome posture. Many honest traders choose this ship too - typically, a standard model can be had on the open market for Cr.360,000 - much less than a brand new Boa. But unlike the brand new Boa, any PCC on the market will be old and will need looking after. It's unquestionable that it is a lot of ship for the money, though.

A 15 TC cargo bay extension is available, although many owners don't bother with it, finding 145 TC more than adequate for the small stock market (which typically can only just fill a Python Class Cruiser) - but with the extension, the ship is still slightly too small for most carrier jobs - most of which really require ships on the scale of the Anaconda.

Probably the most unusual feature of the ship is the ram-augmented engines. The highly visible ram scoop can utilize charged particles from the solar wind as extra reaction mass leading to the relatively speedy performance of the ship. On the other hand, the ram scoop and associated supercharging system is often found to be a tiresome maintenance item.


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 ExpansionEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersFuel ScoopsWitch Fuel InjectorsGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space CompassPassenger BerthScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting System • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMining LaserMilitary 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 Enhancement (PCC 2.6 only)External Heat Shielding • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}


  • Aegidian's original Python Class Cruiser OXP. Download from
  • The Classic Python Class Cruiser is available in the Classic SuperPythons OXZ. Download via the in-game Expansions Manager, or from here.
  • Iron Ass Vol.3 contains a dark metal retro version of the Python ET

NOTE: Tthe Neolite Companion OXP, is not compatible with other versions.

Custom paintjobs