A tanker of vast capacity used to shift strategic amounts of fuel between worlds. Unlike its smaller cousins, the Prometheus features a reasonable defensive arsenal to protect its valuable and volatile cargo.
The Prometheus is the largest Tanker available in Starsector, able to carry vast amounts of fuel at a supply efficiency unparalleled by smaller tankers.
The Prometheus' fuel capacity makes it a valuable asset to any scavenging or exploring fleet, as it allows travel for significant distances away from the core worlds, without the need of refueling.
The Prometheus tanker is available for sale in the larger Hegemony colonies, and can also be encountered and recovered as a derelict ship.
The Prometheus tanker, like most heavy tankers and freighters, is absolutely unsuited for combat and should disengage whenever it encounters danger. The tanker should be armed with point defense weapons and always accompanied by escorts to deter enemies.
The most significant disadvantage of the Prometheus tanker is its poor maximum burn: any fleet of fast, light ships will be slowed to a crawl after it acquires a Prometheus.
Due to its low maximum burn it is better suited to fleets of slow capitals or freighters, where the burden of keeping up with it would not be as significant. In any case, the Augmented Drive Fieldhullmod is useful to improve the tanker's max burn.