Anaconda (classic)

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Dimensions 170 x 60 x 75
Cargo capacity 750 TC
Armaments Hassoni HiRad
Pulse laser;
ColtMaster Starlasers
Geret Starseeker
Maximum speed 0.14 LM
In-service date 2856 AD, RimLiner
Maneuverability CF 3
Crew 40-72
Drive motors V&K 32.24
Ergmasters, with
firing tubes
Hull stress factor T(ensmann) Ji57
C-Holding Z 22-28
Hyperspace capable Yes
Game versions Classic


The largest known freighter with a cargo bay designed by Beerbaum and ThruSpace Inc., the Anaconda is the only freighter fitted with Dizaner SpaceWares swing-float platforms. These load-balance metering devices enable the loadmaster to rearrange the cargo within seconds to increase maneuverability of the great ship. Equipped only with laser weaponry (the 500 Gigazap front-firing pulse), and sometimes with missiles, the Anaconda range of craft usually have fighter escorts. In trader parlance, the Anaconda is built as strong as a rogue asteroid, and steers like one.

Dry Dock

During coding of Classic Elite 'dry-dock' code was used to view some of the ships during development (referred to as *VIEW on Ian Bell's web site). A movie for the Anaconda generated using *VIEW run under the BBC emulator BeebEm3 is available here.