|Manufacturer||Argo Astronautics (ARGO)|
|Combat speed||112 m/s|
|Max speed||899 m/s|
The MPUV-1C (Multi-Purpose Utility Vehicle Cargo), or more commonly known as the Argo Cargo, is a light transport ship manufactured by Argo Astronaustics and is designed to transfer small amounts of freight over a short distance. The cargo pod can also accommodate a single passenger.
Many are responsible for loading/unloading goods onto massive vessels that have difficulty either landing or using drydocks, such as the Hull D or the Orion. Some captains choose to own and operate their MPUV-1C, while others pay privately owned ships operating as port services a rental fee for performing the unloading process. Many MPUV-1Cs are also used to conduct ship-to-ship transfers between capital ships such as the Javelin and Idris.
- Durable: Built out of composite alloys capable of withstanding intense temperature and structural pressures both in atmosphere and out.
- Modular Pods: The modular undercarriage can be outfitted with a variety of different pods such as cargo pods and escape pods which can be attached and detached on command.
- Point-Precision Engines: The combined VTOL thrusters and its Point-Precision Engines allows precise maneuvers and heavy-lifting thrust.
|MPUV-1P||A personnel transport variant that can carry up to 8 passengers.|
- Other possible variants: According to lore, the UEE military use the MPUV for search & rescue and munitions loading. It is also used by new pilots to train.
|Image||Paint Name||Description||Price (aUEC)||Price ($)|
|"Best In Show 2951"||Two-tone metallic dark blue & dark grey with dark grey accents. Limited edition. Reward to MPUV-C owners for the IAE 2951 event. ||[not available]||(Reward)|
In-game availability & pricing
|New Deal, Lorville||Astro Armada, Area18|
Prices given are per-day. Prices for all rental periods can be found at Ship renting.
In 2021, the MPUV-1C won the 2951 Ship Showdown competition. It reached the last 16 knockout stage of the competition thanks to a strong push by backers. Despite the ship being inferior in many respects, the MPUV-1C reached the grand final where it narrowly defeated the popular Mercury Star Runner, 18,211 votes to 18,037. The winner influenced the design of a new, officially licensed in-game backpack available for free to all backers who attend the the 2951 IAE event and all owners of the MPUV-1C will receive a free limited-edition ship livery and leather jacket for their character.
- Argo MPUV: Concept Sale. Transmission - Comm-Link
- MPUV Cargo - Ship Page. Pledge Store
- ARGO MPUV Manual
- Argo MPUV - Concept Sale. Transmission - Comm-Link
- IAE-2951: Argo Astronautics. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-06-01
- The Gladius isn't the only thing getting love in 3.13! on Reddit
- 2951 Ship Showdown Submissions
- 2951 Ship Showdown Winners