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Type-9 Heavy
Default version
ManufacturerLakon Spaceways
Dimensions117.4L - 115.3W - 33.2H
Cost76,555,842 CR
Insurance3,827,792 CR
Top Speed131 m/s
Boost Speed201 m/s
Shields88 MJ
Hull Mass1,000 t
Cargo Capacity220 t
Fuel Capacity64 t
Unladen Jump Range7.71 ly
Landing Pad SizeLarge
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
2x Small Hardpoints
3x Medium Hardpoints
Internals1x Size 2 Compartment
2x Size 3 Compartments
2x Size 4 Compartments
1x Size 5 Compartment
1x Size 6 Compartment
1x Size 7 Compartment
1x Size 8 Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range20.36 ly
Top Speed150 m/s
Top Boost231 m/s
Cargo Capacity532 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor16

The Type-9 Heavy is Lakon Spaceways large freighter class. This ship is built to transport large cargos, a job it does very well, but it doesn't stand up well in a fight, although adding a fighter bay improves its combat capability considerably - in the right hands!.

— In-Game Description

The Type-9 Heavy is a heavy freighter and is the largest of the four freighters manufactured by Lakon Spaceways. Currently it has the third largest cargo capacity of any ship available behind only the Federal Corvette and the Imperial Cutter. This ship is roughly competitive with the much pricier Anaconda for trading purposes. Pilots that can afford an Anaconda frequently prefer them for trading, as they feel the greater FSD range and manoeuvrability makes up for the slightly smaller cargo capacity, allowing the Anaconda to move more cargo more quickly overall, and to a wider variety of destinations. This is at least partly a matter of 'feel', however, and many pilots continue to use the Type 9 as a trader even after obtaining Anacondas.

The Type 9 exhibits worse manoeuvrability and lower speeds than any other ship in the game; it has extreme difficulty in shaking smaller ships from its blind spot(using a fighter hangar could help prevent this). Its five weapon hardpoints, including three medium mounts, allow it at least some defense. Equipped with turrets, they can at least force smaller ships to operate with caution and give the Type 9 a chance to escape, but its shields are nearly as bad for its size as its manoeuvrability. Most combat ships have a good chance to take it down if it doesn't get away quickly enough.

It first appeared in the development diary videos and in some of the live streams done by Frontier. Later it appeared in the early Alpha stages and is one of the four ships that was in the first release of the Premium Beta.

Many pilots have problems fitting through the entrance of Stations while they're first getting used to the Type 9, and it can therefore be very expensive for a new pilot to get used to. A Standard Docking Computer can be useful for players who have trouble docking this ship.

Type-9 is one of two ships in the game that boasts an open Class 8 internal module (the other one being the Imperial Cutter), although putting anything but a Cargo Rack into the Type 9's class-8 module slot eliminates a major portion of its cargo capacity and virtually neutralizes it as a serious trading ship.

It should also be noted that the type-9 heavy has better manoeuvrability when stopped; even though it isn't very useful in combat, it's handy for docking.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Shenich Wafer Terminal feb 27, 2017 10% Discount
HIP 6978 Plucker Dock July 27, 2016 15% discount
44 B Ophiuchi Feustel Gateway June 12, 2015
Abrog Thagard Ring Feb 7, 2015
LHS 1547 Sharrington station May 4 2016 15% discount
Afli Quetelet Dock Feb 15, 2015
Andhrimi Yurchikhin Station Jun 7, 2015
Apala Wilson City Version 1.03
Aptet Torricelli Port May 17, 2015
Arque Austen Town Oct 5, 2015
Asgaa Wheeler Horizons Apr 20, 2015
BD+11 2673 Nagata City 16-11-2015
Belalans Boscovish Ring Jan 5, 2015
Beta-1 Tucanae Adams Orbital Jan 3, 2015
Bhritzameno Feynman Terminal May 17, 2015
Biliri Fan City Aug 23, 2015
Cemiess Meech Dock Dez 01, 2015
Cemiess Shoemaker City Dec 30.2015
Chamunda Gidzenko Ring Mar 1, 2015
Chona Smoot Terminal Aug 17, 2015
Cubeo Medupe City June 27, 2016
Delphin Joliot-Curie Dock Gamma 1.05
Diaguandri Ray Gateway Mar 1, 2017 15% discount
Dulos Wilson Ring Feb 15, 2015
Ellri Delucas Enterprise May 4, 2015
Eravate Cleve Hub Apr 22, 2015
Fawaol Sutter Hub Feb 24, 2015
FK5 2550 Vela Ring Gamma 1.04
Freng Bear City Apr 03, 2016
Gliese 563.1 Matteucci Ring Jul 23, 2015
Heverduduna Jacquard Orbital 04-08-15 15% discount
I Bootis Chango Dock
Imantana Brongniart Orbital Mar 25, 2017 15% discount
Kats Truman Hub 2015-08-20
Kaushpoos Neville Horizons Oct 28, 2015
Leesti George Lucas Dec 31, 2014
LFT 926 Meredith City Dec 31, 2014
LHS 2764A Low Orbital Gamma 1.05
LHS 3447 Dalton Gateway Aug 2, 2015
LP 102-320 Shepard Hub
LTT 15574 Haxel port Feb 4, 2017
LP 445-22 Trevithick Horizons Jul 23, 2015
Mantxe De Sousa Ring Version 1.03
Okinura Fisher Terminal Feb 23, 2016
Panoi Garan Hub Feb 27, 2015
Phracani Lippisch Ring June 4, 2016
Ququve Smirnova Relay Oct 17, 2015
Qa'Wakana Carpini Terminal Feb 27, 2015
Quivira Godel Dock May 12, 2015
Sisii Tyson Gateway May 14, 2016 15% discount
Sol Daedalus Mar 7, 2015
Sosolingati Murray Refinery June 11, 2015
Sugana Nowak Dock May 24, 2016 15% discount
Tanmark Cassie-L-Peia Jan 2, 2014
Teaka Valdes Dock Jan 12, 2016
Tiolce Vo Terminal May 24, 2015
Tolians Kuo Dock Aug 11, 2015
Ualapalor Rochon Ring May 2, 2015
Vaka Zenbei Oribital
Zhao Jin Wilson Ring Aug 18, 2015
BD+24 543 Proteus Orbital June 20, 2016 10% discount
Remines Bobko Hub November 12, 2016 15% discount

Outfitting Edit

Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Type-9 Heavy.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Empty -- -- 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 6 6
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 7 7
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 6 6
Environment Control Life Support E 5 5
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 6 6
Sensor Suite Sensors E 4 4
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x64] C 6 6
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x128] E 7 8
Cargo Rack [x64] E 6 7
Shield Generator E 6 6
Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty -- -- 4
Cargo Rack [x4] E 2 3
Empty -- -- 3
BDS E 1 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner


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