Sirokos

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OTAS Sirokos
ClassM7M Missile Frigate
Buy:OTAS Legend @ Cr
Speed (Min-Max)65.4 - 111.2 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)6 - 11 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)2.0 - 3.5 RPM
Hull Strength90,000
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 1 GJ (3,000 MJ)
Shield Reactor5,900 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)2,500 - 4,750 @ XL
Laser Capacitor50,500 MJ
Laser Recharge MW
Main Missile Turret: 8 Launch Tubes
2nd Missile Turret: 8 Launch Tubes
                                                                                                         Rear x 2

Overview[edit]

The Sirokos is the OTAS boarding craft, and the only ship dedicated solely to this role.

Background[edit]

Specifically designed around boarding and capturing enemy craft, the Sirokos heavy capture frigate is in a class of its own when it comes to seizing ships.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

Combat[edit]

Since it cannot fire any missiles except Boarding Pods (and Mosquito Missiles in AP, and it has only a basic rear turret for protection, you should never allow the Sirokos to engage directly in combat. Use other ships to clear fighters and take down your target's shields before firing the Boarding Pods from the Sirokos.

Equipment[edit]

The Sirokos is a specialized boarding ship. As such it can only launch boarding pods.

In the X-universe, the Sirokos has the largest Marines capacity among M7M craft, at 30 marines to its counterparts' 20.

Availability[edit]

The OTAS Sirokos is purchasable at the OTAS Shipyard in Legend's Home, after you reach maximum rank with OTAS.

In Albion Prelude, you must meet the Argon reputation requirement instead, making the Sirokos easier to qualify for.

Suggested Roles[edit]

As capital ships can carry a maximum of 21 soldiers during boarding operations, the 30 soldiers aboard the Sirokos are too many, and can even annoy the player, because you will have to deselect 9 marines before launching boarding pods, otherwise, 9 of your marines wont board the targeted ship and will wander in space until be vaporized by the ship's turrets. As this ship is harmless, you will have to use another ship to attack shields and maintain them down, that will complicate a lot boarding operations.

The Sirokos is best used for boarding difficult targets like Xenon capitals, where the 21 marines it can launch will have much better chance against internal defences then the usual 20. A must have for Xenon boarding ops.

See Also[edit]


Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M7M Ships
Argon  Minotaur
ATF  Skirnir
Boron  Kraken
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  AquiloSirokos
Paranid  Ares
Pirate  none
Split  Cobra
Teladi  Gannet
Terran  none
Xenon  none
Yaki  Senshi