|Heraan Researched Argosy (Pirate Upgraded)|
|Energy capacity||500 units or 5 jumps|
|Total mass||150 tons|
|Free space||25 tons|
|Cargo space||50 tons|
|Gun hard-points||Maximum of 5|
|Turret hard-points||Maximum of 2|
|Standard armament||2 Hail Chainguns & 100 ammo, 1 IR Missile Launcher & 10 ammo|
|Included outfits||Auroran IR Jammer|
The Pirate Argosy is a variant of the familiar Argosy commercial craft. As one would expect of a pirate-enhanced ship, it packs more firepower than the standard version and exhibits slightly better performance.
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Despite the pirate enhancements, this is still one of the more mediocre ships in its class. Veteran pilots generally overlook these ships in favor of the more espensive pirate iterations of the the Valkyrie and Starbridge. Weither the argosy should be considered or not is a matter of playstyle. It's dual chainguns are not effective against larger ships than fighters, while its turning capabilites lag significantly. But, that dosen't mean there dosen't exist a remedy to this problem. Suggested modifications: Remove both chainguns, sell the ammo (800 rounds) Sell em all, now you got more creds to play with. Put on a few vectored thrust units, 2 FPC, hellhound missle launcher or whatever you can afford for a missle launcher, maybe a rail gun or two with a mass expander. It's got plenty of space to spare, its very rare you would be using all 50 tons.
The Blockade Runner variant does not appear under normal circumstances, making it incredibly rare. It only appears in a few missions, and even then not always.