I realize it is backwards but after working through the comparison with the Jump Freighters (Knörr Hlaupa / Knörr Hlaupa II) I thought I’d take a look at each of the standard Freighters and see how they are effected by the different modules they can be fitted with.
Much like the JFs there are only a few basic groups of modules that you would fit on a Freighter and they are also most often fit in sets of (3):
- Inertial Stabilizers (help with align time)
- Cargohold Expanders (add cargo space)
- Reinforced Bulkheads (add tank)
- Nanofiber Structures (help with align time and speed but you do lose tank) ***
*** I’m taking a look at the numbers for the Nanofibers because I saw some Freighter losses on https://zkillboard.com/ with them fitted. I personally wouldn’t advocate the use of Nanos on a Freighter, I’d recommend the use of the Inertials. Other than a “That’s all I have” I can’t see any scenario where the lose of tank and additional speed you get from the Nanos makes sense over the use of a full set of Inertial Stabilizers – maybe someone can enlighten me though? ***
Here are all the numbers (based on all V’s)
|Expanded Cargohold II||Cargo Capacity m³||EHP||Speed||Align Time|
|ORE Expanded Cargohold||Cargo Capacity m³||EHP||Speed||Align Time|
|Reinforced Bulkheads II||Cargo Capacity m³||EHP||Speed||Align Time|
|ORE Reinforced Bulkheads||Cargo Capacity m³||EHP||Speed||Align Time|
|Inertial Stabilizers II||Cargo Capacity m³||EHP||Speed||Align Time|
|Nanofiber Internal Structure II||Cargo Capacity m³||EHP||Speed||Align Time|
The use of the ‘ORE’ Faction modules comes down to your bankroll, if you can afford them I think they are worth it. For all of the Freighters the ORE Expanded Cargoholds give you approximately 40k m³ of additional Cargo Capacity, you don’t lose as much tank or speed and your align time is a bit faster vs the T2 Expanders. With the ORE Reinforced Bulkheads you don’t lose as much Cargo Capacity, you gain a nice chunk of tank above what the T2 Bulkheads give you and your align time is faster.
I did look at the Shadow Serpentis Inertial Stabilizers numbers and across the board there was about a 1 second faster align time, so much like their use on a JF I’m not sure the bonus is enough to warrant the cost and would recommend sticking with the T2 modules.
Hope these numbers have been useful for you!
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