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Size (W×H×L) 119m×20m×125m
Cargo capacity 30 TC
Cargo bay extension +10 TC
Maximum speed 0.41 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.3
Pitch: 1.3
Energy banks 5
Energy recharge rate

Very Good (5.0)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Port, Starboard
Missile slots 6
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 200,000 ₢


The Terrapin is a fast low profile fighter / trader with similar cargo and combat capabilities to the Cobra Mark III.

Often flown by Commanders who desire the Cobra Mark III’s all round performance, but want to be seen flying something a little different to the mass of young pilots entering the Ooniverse.

The ship is available to the player and NPCs and is used by pirates, traders and bounty hunters alike.


This ship comes with a custom HUD

Original ReadMe

Submitted by Cmdr Wyvern on Sun, 2006-04-23 18:50.

A weird little ship I banged on during my free time.

Updated to fix a glaring bug.

This is what happens when a heavy pickup truck, a stealth bomber, a UFO, the standard Cobras and their OXP variants wind up in an alien breeding program. :) Basically a small, uniquely weird fighter-trader that's specced slightly above normal, but not into uberkill. I trust you find the Terrapin a worthwhile ride, capable of anything you want to do, and a good upgrade to your startup Cobra.

Pilots turned pirate be warned: Traders flying Terrapins have a small chance of dropping a ticking q-bomb when they get killed.

UPDATE: For some reason, pirate Terrapins keep pirate Pythons from being spawned. v1.5 removes the pirate Terrapin, and better arms the hunter.

--- Wyvern


The Terrapin is found in the Terrapin Trader OXP.