Cobra MkIII
Cobra MK III - Profile
Default version
ManufacturerFaulcon DeLacy
Dimensions27.1L - 44.0W - 7.9H
Cost349,718 CR
Insurance17,485 CR
Top Speed286 m/s
Boost Speed408 m/s
Shields92 MJ
Hull Mass180 t
Cargo Capacity18 t
Fuel Capacity16 t
Unladen Jump Range10.46 ly
Landing Pad SizeSmall
Hardpoints2x Utility Mounts
2x Small Hardpoints
2x Medium Hardpoints
Internals3x Size 2 Compartments
3x Size 4 Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range28.55 ly
Top Speed325 m/s
Top Boost464 m/s
Cargo Capacity60 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor8

The Cobra MkIII is a classic all purpose ship found throughout human space. The model was first built in Lave Cowell & MgRath shipyard in Lave in 3100. Despite its age it remains a popular ship for lone pilots who value its balance of carrying capacity and ability in combat.

— In-Game Description

The Cobra MkIII is a larger and more popular version of the original Cobra MkI. It was first seen in service in 3100 AD, originally manufactured by Cowell & McGrath Shipyard, Lave. Since Cowell & McGrath's acquisition by Faulcon DeLacy it is now branded as a Faulcon DeLacy made ship.

The Cobra's carrying capacity, being more than double that of the Hauler, and its cost, being almost one third that of the Type-6, makes it a logical stepping stone for aspiring traders as there is no other ship capable of hauling more cargo at the Cobra's size and cost. In addition to its large cargo hold it has much better combat potential than freighters and can defend itself or run away from hostile interdictions. What's more is that the Cobra is an ideal craft to plunder the space lines in for a pirate or smuggler due to the Cobra's ample capacity for loot, the ability to outrun most other ships and its relatively low heat signature. With engineer modifications it can be a potent ship in PVP combat.

In the hands of a skilled pilot an armored cobra with the combination of fixed weaponry and silent running techniques can take on much larger vessels such as the Python or Anaconda.

The downside of this ship is the combat ability relative to other ships. For bounty hunters who are attempting to tackle skilled opponents the Cobra MkIII can be outmanoeuvred by Eagle MkIIs and Viper MkIIIs while being easily outgunned by Pythons and Anacondas.

The Cobra MkIII is also a good and affordable exploration ship due to the sizeable Fuel Tank (x16) and the amount of Internal Compartments which allows for the placement of the necessary exploration modules such as a Discovery Scanner, a Detailed Surface Scanner, a Fuel Scoop and an Auto Field-Maintenance Unit without the need to remove the shield.

The weapon hardpoints are located as follows: 2 medium hardpoints in front of cockpit on top of ship, 2 small hardpoints on the underside of the ship. The distance between the two small hardpoints is sizable, which may cause some trouble when mounting multiple fixed weapons since it's hard to hit with all of them at the same time.

The pilot's station is offset to the left of the ship's centerline. The auxiliary station is offset to the right of the ship's centerline and is even with the pilot's station.

The Cobra MkIII has an available 16 piece cosmetic ship kit that can be purchased from the Frontier store which allows you to "remodel your ship in your personal style". The ship kit does not affect gameplay.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Notes
HIP 6978 Plucker Dock July 27, 2016 15% discount
Itza Ellison Station Nov 10, 2015
Bamu Tiedemann Dock Jan 07, 2017
Calor Julian Hub Aug 06, 2015
44 B Ophiuchi Feustel Gateway Jun 12, 2015 10% discount
AC +26 37030 Culbertson Port 2015-12-27
Afli Pu City Feb 15, 2015
Afli Quetelet Dock Feb 15, 2015
Alioth Irkutsk 1.06
Arque Austen Town Oct 5, 2015
Aryak System Garneau Port Mar 31, 2015
Asgaa Wheeler Horizons Apr 20, 2015
Biliri Fan City Aug 23, 2015
Branglal Skripochka Gateway Gamma 1.05
Breksta Legendre Ring Gamma 1.02
Cao Yans Nordenskiold Hub Feb 26, 2015
CD-52 187 Nojiri Dock May 16, 2015
Cebalrai Hornblower Dock Version 1.04
Ceos New Dawn Station Aug 13, 2015
Chamunda Gidzenko Ring Apr 28, 2015
Chemaku Crampton Port Gamma 1.0
Chick Bara Israel Station Jun 18, 2015
Chlevit Leonov City
Chona Smoot Terminal Aug 17, 2015
Chowei Swigert Port Dec 16, 2015
Corycia Piper Hub Aug 20,2015
Cubeo Medupe City Aug 17, 2015
Dangtei Harrington Station Aug 17, 2015
Dulos Wilson Ring Feb 15, 2015
Ededleen Godel Ring Apr 10, 2015
Eravate Cleve Hub July 9, 2017 10% Discount
FK5-2550 Samokutyayev Dock 2014-12-21
Folna Lorentz Dock 2015-10-20
Fornacis Helms Hub 2015-04-28
Frigga Henson Ring 2015-01-20
GD 219 McKee Ring Version 1.03
Gliese 563.1 Matteucci Ring Jul 23, 2015
Hanggardi Soddy Market Feb 22, 2015
Hel Jones Orbital Nov 4, 2016 22% discount
HIP 20998 Louis de Lacaille Orbital July 8, 2015
Hyperion Joliot-Curie Port
Iota Persei Walker City Jan 1, 2016 10% discount
Kappa Fornacis Harvestport 2015-01-04
Kats Truman Hub 2015-08-20
Keliuona Wenzel City 2015-08-19
Kemuru Delucas Station 2015-10-20
Kolyawa Remec Gateway Sept 2016 22% discount
Kremainn Wohler Terminal 2015-07-23
Kui 11 Behnken Port Dec 23, 2017
Kurmodiae Covey Terminal May 26, 2017 10% discount
Lambda-1 Tucanea Riess Hub Aug 17, 2015
Lave Lave Station Jan 1, 2016 10% discount
LHS 336 Klimuk Station Full release
LHS 3447 Wordlidge Terminal April 5. 2015
LHS 3505 Olivas City Version 1.03
LHS 371 Cavendish Station Dec 29, 2017
Lo Pegasi Garcia Station
LP 445-22 Trevithick Horizons Jul 23, 2015
LTT 7979 Steinmuller Gateway Mar 4, 2015
Lung Hopkins Landing Dec 25, 2015 10% discount
Magec Trumpler Dock Gamma 1.04
Mullag Garfinkle City Gamma 1.04
Orrere Sharon Lee Free Port Version 1.03
Ovid Bradfield Orbital Gamma 1.04
Parnut Meyrink Dock June 17, 2016
Rakapila Stone Enterprise Version 1. 2
Ross 151 Kuhn Gateway Feb 23, 2015
Ross 667 Alexander Terminal Apr 15, 2015
Ross 718 Birkeland Enterprise Jun 26, 2015
Ross 754 Dana Gateway 2015-01-20
Sol Mars High Gamma 1.05
Sol Titan City Gamma 1.0
Sorbago Hencke Orbital Version 1.0
Sui Guei Pascal Orbital May 25, 2015
Tetek Balog Refinery May 27, 2015
Tote Whitelaw Enterprise Gamma 1.03
Turir Brooks Terminal
Ualapalor Rochon Ring 2015-01-20
Una Hoard Orbital Feb 19, 2015
V1688 Aquilae Littlewood Terminal
Wapiya Brothers Station 06-05-2015
Wyrd Gareth Edwards Park Version 1.03
Zhao Jin Wilson Ring 2015-08-18
HIP 20737 Korlevic Port 8-1-2016 15% discount
Raksha Boswell 17-1-2017 22% discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial January 26, 2018 10% Discount, Founders Permit Needed


Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customizable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Cobra MkIII.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser F 1 2
Pulse Laser F 1 2
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 4 4
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 4 4
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 4 4
Environment Control Life Support E 3 3
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 3 3
Sensor Suite Sensors E 3 3
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Shield Generator E 4 4
Cargo Rack [x2] E 1 2
Empty -- -- 2
BDS E 1 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner