|Cargo capacity||6 TC|
|Cargo bay extension||4 TC|
|Maximum speed||0.37 LM|
|Energy recharge rate||
|Gun mounts||Fore, Aft|
|Shield boosters available||Available|
|Military shields available||Available|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||Yes|
|Base price||150,000 Cr|
Based on the planet Aqualina in the Aqualine system in Galaxy 3, the Aquarian Shipbuilding Corporation has become the predominant producer of ships in the area. Owing to the world's almost completely aquatic nature, the roots of the Corporation are in marine and sub-marine shipbuilding for the amphibious humanoid inhabitants of the planet.
Owing to the unusual nature of the world and the distinct lack of dry land, the evolution of construction has been more nature-based than industrial. The ships tend to have a more organic nature, often constructed using material such as coral and volcanic alloys.
When their ships spread out beyond the locality, this very distinctive construction quickly caught the attention of the ship-buying public. Belying their appearance, the range soon proved as tough and adaptable as their producers, leading to reliance and orders from both the civilian, miliary and Galcop sectors of the market.
The Manta Ray is the most common and popular product from the Corporation's range. Equally at home in the hands of bounty hunters, military top guns, privateers and Galcop's finest, the versatility and puissance of the ship give it the edge on many of its rivals. And for those of a less aggressive nature, its unusual construction from oceanic coral alloys gives it a very distinctive opalescent appearance which marks it apart from its peers.
Swift and deadly, it comes as standard with fore and rear laser mounts, four missiles (upgraded to 6 for the military version, at the expense of it's 6 ton cargo capacity) and a full host of options for hardware installation. For the trader the hold can be stretched to 10 tons, generous for such a fighter-class ship. All in all a good flexible package, suitable for any commander of note.
The Manta Ray is part of the Aquatics OXP, written by Thargoid.