|Xylophis - Light cargo shuttle|
|Hull Mass||5 t|
|Cargo capacity||10 t|
|Crew||min. 1||max. 2|
|Hyperdrive mount||yes||Default class: 0|
|Fuel tank capacity||4 t|
|Exhaust Velocity||9,900 km/s|
|deltaV||empty: 5,819 km/s||full: 2,340 km/s|
|Forward acceleration||empty: 1.5 G||full: 1.5 G|
|Reverse acceleration||empty: 1.5 G||full: 1.34 G|
|Up acceleration||empty: 2 G||full: 1.34 G|
|Down acceleration||empty: 1 G||full: 0.8 G|
|Lateral acceleration||empty: 1 G||full: 0.8 G|
|Angular acceleration||empty: -||full: -|
|Atmo. shield mount||yes|
|Atmo. pressure limit||3 atm|
The smallest and lightest vessel from the OPLI shipyard. A simply built, easy to operate light shuttle mainly intended for short station to station or station to ship hops.
The Xylophis is hyperspace capable, but only barely. Which allows for short interstellar trips.
As with any OPLI-Barnard ships, Xylophis is easy to maintain, but it needs frequent maintenance. Upgrading and tuning is difficult because the space is limited. Despite its limitations, the ship became a favorite among space enthusiast who want a cheap ship to fly around once in a while.
Currently, this is the beginner ship for the pilots who begin their journey at Barnard's Star.
It's main role is low range intra-system shuttle and courier. With a hyperdrive installed it can be used for fun flights to other systems or to hop away from enemies to a safe system. Due to its size it can't be efficiently used for a lot of purposes but its size makes it more difficult to detect and in asteroid field it is nearly impossible to get it. It is most popular in Solar Federation space and among independent systems, but not a common sight in CIW space. In fact OPLI-Barnard ships are disliked because they are produced with penal labor.
Xylophis is a good ship for people with low demands. It is often used by hobbyists and people interested in space because it is small, easy to control and dependable. Like most other OPLI ships it has a wide margin of error, so it's ideal starter craft. Its main drawback is the very small cargo space.