MPUV Cargo

Snub cargo transport ship manufactured by Argo
MPUV 1C - flying over world.jpg
Production state
MPUV Cargo
ManufacturerArgo Astronautics (ARGO)
RoleLight Freight
SizeSnub
SeriesMPUV
Capacity
Crew1
Cargo2 SCU
Stowage2,000K μSCU
Cost
Buy
224,200 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Standalone
$35
S. orig.
$35
Availability
Time-limited sales
Pledge value
6,406 aUEC/$
Claim
00:12
Expedite
0:00
Expedite fee
205 aUEC
Rent
Not avaliable
Specifications
Length9.5 m
Beam8.50 m
Height4.3 m
Combat speed112 m/s
Max speed899 m/s
Mass13,030 kg
Lore
Developed fromOUC

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.[1][2] Many MPUV-1Cs are also used to conduct ship-to-ship transfers between capital ships such as the Javelin and Idris.

Features

  • 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.[3]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
CHCO - Chimera Communications
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S1
JUST - Juno Starwerk
Coolernav.svgCoolers
2x
S0
JSPN - J-Span
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
1x
S1
BASL - Basilisk

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
2x
S4
Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S4
VTOL Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
4x
S1
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
2x
S2
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
12x
S2
Empty hardpoint
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
4x
S1
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Model

Ship profile

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear Below
MPUV 1C in space - Isometric.jpg
MPUV 1C in space - Above.jpg
MPUV 1C in space - Port.jpg
MPUV 1C in space - Front.jpg
MPUV 1C in space - Rear.jpg
MPUV 1C in space - Below.jpg

Isometric Above Port-side Front Rear
Argo-mpuv-1c-game.jpg
Argo-mpuv-1c-top.jpg
Argo-mpuv-1c-side.jpg
Argo-mpuv-1c-front.jpg
Argo-mpuv-1c-rear.jpg

Series variants

Image Name Description
MPUV 1P in space - Isometric.jpg
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.[4]

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
MPUV 1C BIS2951 in space - Isometric.jpg
"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. [5] [not available] (Reward)

In-game availability & pricing

Updated: May 10, 2021 (16 months ago) (2021-05-10) - Alpha 3.13.0

Buying

New Deal, Lorville Astro Armada, Area18
224,200 Unavailable

Renting

Unavailable

Prices given are per-day. Prices for all rental periods can be found at Ship renting.

Gallery

Ship-mpuvcargo-sandstorm.jpg
Ship-mpuvcargo-topgun.jpg
MPUV 1C - Cargo Pod rear.jpg
MPUV 1C - blueprints.png
Argo Cargo.jpg
Mpuv-1c-promo.png
MPUV 1C - flying over world.jpg

MPUV 1C Interior looking forward.jpg
MPUV 1C Interior looking back.jpg
MPUV 1C and 1P - Isometric.jpg
IAE2951-day7-ARGO-MPUV.jpg
IAE2951-day10-bis-mpuv-02.jpg

MPUV-C BIS2951 - Landed in hangar - Isometric.jpg

Development

The MPUV-1C received a visual update in Alpha 3.13 patch.[6]

Trivia

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.[7] 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.[8]

References

  1. Argo MPUV: Concept Sale. Transmission - Comm-Link
  2. MPUV Cargo - Ship Page. Pledge Store
  3. ARGO MPUV Manual
  4. Argo MPUV - Concept Sale. Transmission - Comm-Link
  5. IAE-2951: Argo Astronautics. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2022-06-01
  6. The Gladius isn't the only thing getting love in 3.13! on Reddit
  7. 2951 Ship Showdown Submissions
  8. 2951 Ship Showdown Winners


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