Tanker Section

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The contents of this page were introduced in the original Sword of the Stars.


The strategic range of ships can be increased greatly when a Tanker ship is included in modest sized fleets. Tanker sections are extermely vulnerable however. Given their cost and their lack of offensive capabilities, Tankers should be sent into the field with care.

Tankers do not allow ships to overcome limitations in FTL technology, such as the maximum range a Human vessel can make in a single node jump.

Tankers refill their main tanks at any friendly world or refinery ship. If a tanker section is destroyed and later repaired, it will start out empty. Tankers can be set to Auto-Refuel all ships in range or they can manually refuel ships using the Refuel Interface.

A Human Tanker holds enough fuel to refill 10 completely empty destroyers. Note that the amount of fuel required to fill an empty destroyer is not affected by its range. Thus the same amount of fuel is required to fill an empty Armor destroyer with standard Fission engines as to fill an empty Extended Range destroyer with Fusion engines. If a ship is not entirely empty, the amount of fuel taken from the Tanker is proportional to its expended range. Two ships with half of their range remaining require the same total amount of fuel as one empty ship.

Cruisers and Dreadnoughts require, respectively, 3 and 6 times more fuel to fill than Destroyers.

Section Type Mission Section
Required Technology None
Races Allowed Hiver, Human, Liir, Morrigi, Tarka, Zuul
Ship Class Allowed Destroyers
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"Amateurs study tactics. Professionals study logistics." — Military Axiom

Destroyer Class

Crew Health Mass Cost Const.
Hiver n/a 200 3,200 16,000 1,150 -5 -15 0 0 0 15
Human n/a 150 3,000 17,000 920 -15 -10 0 0 0 10
Liir n/a 150 3,000 17,000 920 -15 -10 1 0 0 10
Morrigi n/a 100 3,000 18,700 1,120 -15 -10 0 0 0 10
Tarka n/a 100 3,200 19,000 920 -10 -10 0 0 0 15
Zuul n/a 100 3,000 14,000 800 -10 -10 0 0 0 18



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