Are you dreaming about becoming a Freighter pilot? Then this post may be for you, in it we take a look at each of the standard Freighters (Charon, Fenrir, Obelisk and Providence) and see how they are effected by the different modules they can be fitted with.
What modules are those? There are only a few basic groups of modules that you would fit on a Freighter and they are 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) ***
*** We’re taking a look at the numbers for the Nanofibers because while doing some research 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 loss 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’re one of those ‘Space Rich’ folks and can afford them then they could be worth it for you.
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 I’m not sure the bonus is enough to warrant the cost and would recommend sticking with the T2 modules.
Hope these numbers will be useful for you!