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Mining Carriage SPRT Starboard bow SE Version 1.181

Minig Carriage (space pirates) SPRT Starboard bow SE version 1.181.0 6/3/2017

The Mining Carriage is a cargo ship that spawns when the 'Cargo Ships' option is enabled in the world options. The ship is a cargo transporter that can latch on to asteroids or even larger ships using the magnetic Icon Block Landing Gear Landing Gear pictured on the front. It is classified as a large ship. The ship will prowl along a pre determined route at a slow speed of 25.34 meters per second. Recently, if the Engineer approaches closer than 400 meters the Mining Carriage will "REQUEST IMMEDIATE SUPPORT" resulting in the spawning of an assailant drone 3-8 km away. The assailant drone is easily dealt with, but the main threat of the mining cargo is avoid its one top turret. However, if the Engineer is slow to disable it, the Mining Carriage will summon more assailant drones to deal with the Space Engineer.
Mining Carrage isometric

A view from the top and left. SE Version ??? Circa: 2015 pre Planets pre Jump Drives pre laser Antenna

Use

Not much is known about the carriage but it is believed to be a cargo/docking hub for other smaller ships. It can do a number of things such as:

  • Serve as a mobile storage as it contains 4 Icon Block Large Cargo Container Large Cargo Containers.
  • A transport hub where ships could be mounted on the front Landing Gear.
  • A form of a giant mining vessel where smaller ships could be clamped onto the front with a number of drills.

Contents

Maneuvering blocks

Defensive blocks

Power systems

Cargo systems

Utility blocks

Notes

  • The Mining Carriage has only one Gatling Turret with a limited zone of fire. If approached from beneath, the ship can be taken with ease.
  • The conveyor system attaches all inventories on the ship, including its turret and reactors.
  • Update 01.030 changed the layout of this ship. Mining Carriages spawned into the world prior to the update will have different features which are detailed here.

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