Space Engineers – Ship Classification Guide

This guide will go over space-ships, space-craft, and land-craft.

Guide to Ship Classification

A list of things you must know!

Ships are more large-grid and are big.

Crafts are more small-grid and are small.

Most of guide was made by AI, so if anything does not make sense, dont blame it on me.

Ship Classifications

  • Corvette: A small, fast, and agile space-ship that is often used for scouting, escorting, or raiding missions. Corvettes are lightly armed and armored, but can evade enemy fire with their high maneuverability.
  • Frigate: A medium-sized space-ship that is versatile and adaptable to various roles. Frigates can perform tasks such as reconnaissance, patrol, escort, or combat support. Frigates are equipped with moderate weapons and defenses, and can carry a small number of fighters or drones.
  • Destroyer: A large, powerful, and heavily armed space-ship that is designed to engage and destroy enemy ships or installations. Destroyers are often equipped with advanced weapons systems such as missiles, torpedoes, lasers, or railguns. Destroyers have strong shields and armor, but are less agile than smaller ships.
  • Cruiser: A very large, durable, and well-rounded space-ship that can operate independently or as part of a fleet. Cruisers can perform multiple roles such as command, control, communication, intelligence, or logistics. Cruisers have a balanced mix of weapons and defenses, and can carry a large number of fighters, drones, or troops.
  • Battlecruiser: A massive, formidable, and specialized space-ship that is built for combat. Battlecruisers have superior firepower and speed than cruisers, but sacrifice some armor and versatility. Battlecruisers are often used as the spearhead of an attack, or as a deterrent to enemy forces.
  • Battleship: A colossal, majestic, and dominant space-ship that is the ultimate expression of military might. Battleships have unmatched weapons and defenses, and can withstand enormous amounts of damage. Battleships are often used as the flagship of a fleet, or as a symbol of authority and prestige.
  • Carrier: A huge, mobile, and strategic space-ship that serves as a base for smaller ships. Carriers can launch, recover, and maintain a vast number of fighters, drones, or bombers. Carriers have limited weapons and defenses of their own, but rely on their escorts and air wings for protection and offense.
  • Supply-ship: A large, functional, and essential space-ship that provides support and resources to other ships. Supply-ships can transport, store, and distribute goods such as fuel, food, water, ammunition, or spare parts. Supply-ships have minimal weapons and defenses, and depend on their allies for security and escort.
  • Gunboat: A small, swift, and aggressive space-ship that is used for hit-and-run tactics. Gunboats are armed with powerful but short-range weapons such as cannons, rockets, or flamethrowers. Gunboats have low shields and armor, but can surprise and overwhelm their enemies with their speed and firepower.
  • Gunship: A medium-sized, robust, and lethal space-ship that is used for close air support or ground attack. Gunships are armed with a variety of weapons such as machine guns, missiles, bombs, or lasers. Gunships have moderate shields and armor, but can inflict devastating damage to their targets with their accuracy and fire rate.
  • Heavy-Frigate: A medium-sized, enhanced, and upgraded space-ship that is a variant of the frigate. Heavy-frigates have improved weapons and defenses than frigates, but sacrifice some speed and agility. Heavy-frigates are often used as the backbone of a fleet, or as a counter to enemy frigates or destroyers.
  • Heavy-Corvette: A small, improved, and upgraded space-ship that is a variant of the corvette. Heavy-corvettes have better weapons and defenses than corvettes, but sacrifice some maneuverability and stealth. Heavy-corvettes are often used as the elite of the scouts, escorts, or raiders.
  • Battle-Corvette: A small, specialized, and modified space-ship that is a hybrid of the corvette and the battlecruiser. Battle-corvettes have exceptional weapons and speed than corvettes, but sacrifice most of their armor and versatility. Battle-corvettes are often used as the shock troops of an assault, or as a suicide squad to breach enemy defenses.

SpaceCraft Classifications

  • Cargo-Craft: A large, slow, and spacious space-craft that is used for transporting, delivering, or trading goods or materials. Cargo-crafts are armed with lasers or cannons, and have moderate shields and armor, but are mostly dependent on their escorts or allies for protection.
  • Drop-ship: A medium-sized, fast, and versatile space-craft that is used for deploying, extracting, or rescuing troops or vehicles. Drop-ships are armed with lasers, cannons, or missiles, and have moderate shields and armor, but are mainly focused on their cargo and passengers.
  • Rocket-Bomber: A medium-sized, very fast, and very destructive space-craft that is used for bombing, striking, or penetrating enemy ships or installations. Rocket-bombers are armed with rockets, missiles, torpedoes, or nukes, and have low shields and armor, but can accelerate to very high speeds and evade enemy fire.
  • Patrol-Fighter: A small, swift, and vigilant space-craft that is used for patrolling, guarding, or securing a certain area or zone. Patrol-fighters are armed with lasers, cannons, or missiles, and have low shields and armor, but can communicate and coordinate with other patrol-fighters or ships.
  • Fighter: A small, agile, and fast space-craft that is used for dogfighting, escorting, or intercepting enemy ships. Fighters are armed with lasers, cannons, or missiles, but have low shields and armor.
  • Interceptor: A very small, very agile, and very fast space-craft that is used for chasing, ambushing, or disrupting enemy ships. Interceptors are armed with lasers or cannons, but have very low shields and armor.
  • Heavy-Fighter: A small, sturdy, and powerful space-craft that is used for attacking, defending, or supporting other ships. Heavy-fighters are armed with lasers, cannons, missiles, or bombs, and have moderate shields and armor.
  • Scout: A small, stealthy, and intelligent space-craft that is used for spying, scouting, or infiltrating enemy territory. Scouts are armed with lasers or cannons, and have cloaking devices or jamming systems, but have low shields and armor.
  • Bomber: A medium-sized, slow, and destructive space-craft that is used for bombing, assaulting, or demolishing enemy ships or installations. Bombers are armed with bombs, missiles, torpedoes, or nukes, and have high shields and armor, but are vulnerable to fighters and interceptors.
  • Heavy bomber: A large, very slow, and very destructive space-craft that is used for bombing, assaulting, or annihilating enemy ships or installations. Heavy bombers are armed with bombs, missiles, torpedoes, nukes, or planet killers, and have very high shields and armor, but are very vulnerable to fighters and interceptors.
  • Tactical Bomber: A medium-sized, fast, and precise space-craft that is used for bombing, striking, or disabling specific targets on enemy ships or installations. Tactical bombers are armed with bombs, missiles, torpedoes, or EMPs, and have moderate shields and armor, but are less destructive than bombers or heavy bombers.

Vehicle Classifications

  • Main Battle Tank: A large, heavy, and powerful vehicle that is used for engaging and destroying enemy tanks and other armored vehicles. Main battle tanks are equipped with a main cannon, a machine gun, and a thick armor. Main battle tanks are often the core of a ground force.
  • Scout Tank: A small, light, and fast vehicle that is used for scouting and reconnaissance missions. Scout tanks are equipped with a light cannon, a machine gun, and a thin armor. Scout tanks are often the eyes and ears of a ground force.
  • Urban-Tank: A medium-sized, agile, and versatile vehicle that is used for fighting and maneuvering in urban environments. Urban-tanks are equipped with a medium cannon, a machine gun, and a reactive armor. Urban-tanks are often the spearhead of a ground force.
  • Interior-Tank: A small, compact, and stealthy vehicle that is used for infiltrating and operating inside enemy bases or facilities. Interior-tanks are equipped with a silenced cannon, a machine gun, and a camouflage system. Interior-tanks are often the secret agents of a ground force.
  • Infantry Fighting Tank: A medium-sized, robust, and supportive vehicle that is used for transporting and supporting infantry units. Infantry fighting tanks are equipped with a medium cannon, a machine gun, and a moderate armor. Infantry fighting tanks are often the backbone of a ground force.
  • Armored Car: A small, swift, and mobile vehicle that is used for patrolling, escorting, or raiding missions. Armored cars are equipped with a machine gun, a grenade launcher, and a light armor. Armored cars are often the scouts or raiders of a ground force.
  • Patrol Car: A very small, very swift, and very mobile vehicle that is used for patrolling, guarding, or securing a certain area or zone. Patrol cars are equipped with a machine gun, a siren, and a light armor. Patrol cars are often the police or security of a ground force.
  • Recon Car: A small, stealthy, and intelligent vehicle that is used for spying, scouting, or infiltrating enemy territory. Recon cars are equipped with a machine gun, a camera, and a cloaking device. Recon cars are often the spies or infiltrators of a ground force.
  • Officer Car: A medium-sized, elegant, and prestigious vehicle that is used for transporting, commanding, or representing high-ranking officers. Officer cars are equipped with a machine gun, a radio, and a moderate armor. Officer cars are often the leaders or diplomats of a ground force.
  • Transport Car: A large, spacious, and functional vehicle that is used for transporting, delivering, or trading goods or materials. Transport cars are equipped with a machine gun, a cargo bay, and a light armor. Transport cars are often the logistics or traders of a ground force.
  • Supply Car: A large, functional, and essential vehicle that is used for supplying, storing, or distributing resources or equipment. Supply cars are equipped with a machine gun, a supply depot, and a light armor. Supply cars are often the support or providers of a ground force.
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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