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Maximum gross mass 8t
Empty mass 35t
Payload 27t
Main thruster accel 22.2g
Retro thruster accel 11.1g
Gun mountings 1
Missiles 2
Crew 1
Hyperdrive ranges Class 1:8.57
Class 2:34.28
Class 3:77.14
Standard drive Class 1
Fuel scoop yes


Manufactured by the Perez Corporation the Merlin is a rather commonplace light fighter in the Alliance and Federation. Often pilots will purchase this as a second ship, it is slightly better than the Saker Mk 3 in almost all respects.

Notable Features

With a reasonably useful capacity, reasonably useful engine, the Merlin would be a reasonably useful fighter.


Except that it's just not that much of an improvement over the Saker Mk.3. A beginning commander would be better advised to chase a Cobra Mk. III or a Viper.


It is not the fastest light fighter out there, but offers decent space for its class. You might find it useful for fast courier missions. Watch out for gangs of these birds attacking you simultaneously!