Boron Barracuda

The Barracuda is the Boron staple M3 fighter. It is is a sleek, fast craft with low shielding and small weapon variety (apart from the Plasma Burst Generator). It is often considered to be the least useful M3 available, although they are (to some) some of the best-looking ships around. This Boron fighter is generally outclassed by the Nova, which exceeds it in all statistics except for a slight advantage in speed. The Barracuda is able to use the Ion Disruptor, a weapon which is useful for stripping targets of their equipment. It is also the fastest purchasable M3 ship able to mount the Phased Repeater Gun, a highly accurate and long-range fighter-level weapon. This, combined with its relative high speed allows players to exploit a range advantage against many other M3s.