Developed in the late 21st century and no longer in production, the Conlido RVM Cothon-212 is an interlunar cargo hauler. While it boasts impressive cargo space, with a robust external frame that doubles as Faraday cage, the interplanetary-first design is not well suited for a ring environment. Exposed low-temperature radiators are notoriously fragile, pylon-based thruster layout makes maneuvering challenging and a converted lifepod serves as a cockpit, limiting crew capacity. -In-Game Description
|Dry mass||83,700 kg|
|Cargo bay||405 m^3|
|Processed cargo||27,000 kg|
The Conlido RVM Cothon-212 was originally an automated cargo ship, and has been refitted with a modified lifepod as a cockpit. The size and mass, combined with limited thruster mounts make the 212 a notoriously slow craft. Many pilots rely on nanodrones and point defense to reduce the amount of maneuvering required.
- Gimballed RCS helps substantially with maneuverability.
- The two rear hardpoints are unable to hold forward-firing weapons, only drones, side-mounted items, and PD turrets.
- The Cothon-21x series of ships only have three crew capacity, and are thus unable to have one of each role.
|Name||Dry mass||Processed cargo||Engines||EMP shielding||Stripped hull price||Variant|
|Cothon-212||83,700 kg||27,000 kg||1||100 MJ||79,549 E$|
|Cothon-213 "Triplet"||83,700 kg||27,000 kg||3||78,149 E$||Triple main engines|
|Cothon-211 "Chonker"||83,700 kg||27,000 kg||1||100 MJ||79,549 E$||Larger excavator|
|Cothon-217 "Bender"||103,700 kg||108,000 kg (combined)||1||100 MJ||102,049 E$||Variable processed cargohold|