Type-9 Heavy
Default version
ManufacturerLakon Spaceways
Dimensions117.4 x 115.3 x 33.2
Cost76,555,842 CR
Insurance3,827,792 CR
Top Speed132 m/s
Boost Speed202 m/s
Shields110 MJ
Hull Mass850 t
Cargo Capacity348 t
Fuel Capacity64 t
Unladen Jump Range8.68 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
2x Size 8 Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range22.12 ly
Top Speed151 m/s
Top Boost232 m/s
Cargo Capacity788 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 the largest of the five freighters manufactured by Lakon Spaceways. It has the second largest maximum cargo capacity of any ship available, behind only the Imperial Cutter, but can be purchased at a fraction of the Cutter's cost and does not require any rank. Although generally lacking in offensive capabilities, the Type-9 is a bulky yet capable ship best suited for trading or mining and with the potential of class 8 shield generators and cell banks as well as high armor values; it can be surprisingly durable.


The Type-9 exhibits worse maneuverability and lower speed 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 mitigate this shortcoming). It has five weapon hardpoints to defend itself. Equipped with medium sized turrets, they can force enemy ships to operate with caution and give the Type-9 a chance to escape. Unlike its lower-tier options in the Type-6 and Type-7 the ship is not totally defenseless and can often take care of small and medium ships making trading far less risky and often more profitable as it can often deal with the incoming enemy events, gaining bigger payouts. However, the pitiful maneuverability makes avoiding interdictions almost impossible, so keep in mind youll often be forced to fight incoming ships.

The Type-9 has actually seen some niche use as a combat vessel. Although its lack of hardpoints makes its offensive damage lacking; when engineered and turreted they can deal decent damage. The biggest advantage the ship has is its dual Class 8 compartments which allow both a max level Shield Generator and Shield Cell Bank; which can often make taking the ship down difficult without engineering. Another upside is its low cost means NPC pirates will generally fly similarly priced ships such as Pythons; which can be outclassed unless upgraded by the Type-9. In open play this strategy also functions well as few pirates would expect a heavy freighter to exhibit offensive powers; they can be given a nasty shock and its high mass lock can make it all the more effective of a counter. It doesn't function well as a bounty hunter, however; as its bad maneuverability and speed make interdictions difficult to perform.

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

The Type-9 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.

On December 20, 3303, Lakon Spaceways released a revised model of the Type-9 known as the Type-10 Defender, which was commissioned by the Alliance to help counter the Thargoid threat. The Type-10 improves upon the Type-9's features by adding various combat-oriented improvements while sacrificing some cargo capacity.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount, Founders Permit needed
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
Oduduro Conrad Hub Mar. 13, 2018 15% discount
KP Tauri Spedding Orbital Mar. 13, 2018 15% discount
Caerus Popov Hub Mar. 13, 2018 15% discount
Ki Binet Port Mar. 13, 2018 15% discount
Wolf 406 Hamilton Gateway Mar. 12, 2018
Barnard's Star Miller Depot Mar. 13, 2018
Luyten's Star Ashby City Mar. 13, 2018
Huokang Steiner City Mar. 13, 2018
Ao Guang H.G. Wells Plant Mar. 13, 2018
Beta Trianguli Australis Lunan Hub Mar. 13, 2018
BD-15 447 Good Enterprise Mar. 16, 2018 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 [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

Trivia Edit

  • The Type-9 Heavy length and width (117.4m, 115.3m) is similar to the International Space Station.[1]



References Edit

  1. Elite ship scale 3.0