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The Falcon is used as a trading vessel as often as a fighter, due to its large cargobay, better survivability than standard freighters and the ability to dock an infinite number at certain player-owned trading stations.
The standard Teladi Falcon is like many Teladi ships, with poor overall performance but an enhanced cargo bay. It is very slow for an M3 but does have better than average maximum shielding, though this is largely negated by the poor recharge rate of the shields.
 Falcon Sentinel
Falcon Sentinel - this is a unique Teladi M3 fighter which can normally only be found in a specific sector. On rare occasions they are sold second-hand. This ship has a special design feature to utilise two 200MJ shields (400MJ). This makes it the most shielded fighter in the X Universe and comparible to some Corvette class ships.
However it sacrifises speed for shielding, making it one of the slowest fighters and includes a poor shield generator, which means it takes a long time to charge back up its shielding.
 Falcon Hauler
A favourite carrier fighter due to its cargobay (for ammunition) and shielding, the Falcon Hauler is a fairly cheap M3, with the unique ability to carry XL cargo like minerals. It uses one 200Mj shield and is quite slow, useful for AI control. Its laser generator is small, though it can use the Energy Bolt Chaingun, which requires ammunition instead of power. This ship is also used as a cargo shuttle for carriers and TLs.
 Falcon Vanguard
Falcon Vanguards are combat-oriented. They have improved shielding and firepower potential, while retaining the trademark gigantic cargobay of all Falcon variants, though they sacrifice some speed in order to make this possible.
 Falcon Prototype
Overall, Falcon Prototypes are mediocre M3s at best. Their only noteable feature is their large cargobay, but their above average shielding doesn't count for much considering their slowness and lack of firepower potential.
 Pirate Falcon
Pirate Falcons are among the most common M3s employed by pirates. Like many pirate ships, they have poor performance. In fact, they are probably one of the worst M3s in the game, with sluggishness, poor protection, and bad generators for shielding and weapons.
 Pirate Falcon Vanguard
Pirate Falcon Vanguards represent an improved threat over regular Pirate Falcons, because they are faster and better shielded. However, they do this at the expense of the cargobay which the Falcon is so well known for. All in all, they are still some of the weakest M3s out there since they can easily be outrunned and outgunned.
 Physical Characteristics
The Sentinel and Hauler variants are sometimes favoured by players for Out-of-Sector fleets because of the OOS combat resolution algorithm. Because OOS damage is aggregated ships with high shielding will 'statistically' have a higher chance of survival regardless of speed or maneuverability.
The Pirate, Sentinel and Prototype variants may only be captured.
|Variant||Seizewell||Ceo's Sprite||PTNI Headquarters||Grand Exchange||Ianamus Zura||Ministry of Finance|
Available as one of many Ownerless ships
 Suggested Roles
Some players have kitted carrier-based Falcon Haulers out as missile boats for anti-capital work by packing their cavernous cargo bays with Tornado missiles. This requires construction of a supply train.
 See Also
|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 • M7 • M7M • M7C|
|Escort||M6 • M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 • M3+ • M4 • M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TM • TS • TP|
|Argon||Nova (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)|
|Boron||Barracuda (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced) (Prototype)|
|Paranid||Perseus (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced)|
|Pirate||Blastclaw (Prototype) • Nova (Raider) • Falcon (Vanguard)|
|Split||Mamba (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced)|
|Teladi||Falcon (Hauler) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)|
|Terran||Scimitar • #deca.cefa • Spitfyre|
|Yaki||Susanowa (Hauler) (Raider) (Prototype)|