I always wondered what I could tow with a Cobol and not run out of fuel, or how much fuel I’d have to put on my Cobol, based on what I was towing and how far I wanted to get. Here are the answers for some common situations.
Assumptions: All ships full of cargo (except Virgo = 125 fighters only). Cobol starts with full fuel. Towed ship starts with 1 fuel except where noted (f):
|Ships||Mass||81 ly||162 ly||243 ly|
|Full Cobol (50)||459||125||249||374|
|Full Cobol (450)||859||92||185||277|
|Cobol(50) + Gemini||1004||81||162||243|
|Cobol + Gemini||1404||49||97||146|
|Cobol + Virgo||1615||31||62||92|
|Cobol + Gemini (f)||1754||20||40||61|
|Cobol(50) + LDSF||1790||17||34||51|
|Cobol(250) + LDSF||1990||1||2||2|
|Cobol(450) + LDSF||2190||-15||-31||-46|
|Cobol + LDSF (f)||2790||-64||-128||-192|
|Cobol + Virgo (f)||3165||-95||-190||-284|
|Cobol + STF||3620||-131||-262||-394|
(f) = towed ship is full of fuel
A Cobol can tow a total mass (including itself) of 2000 kt an infinite distance. This means:
- If towing a Virgo, don’t put more than 525 in [fuel + fighters + cargo] on the Virgo, and you can tow it forever.
- If towing a LDSF w/1200 cargo with a Cobol (w/ 260 cargo), only add a maximum of 250 fuel between both ships.
- The Cobol will gain fuel when towing a Gemini, even if both ships are full (of fuel and cargo)
- You can tow a cargo-laden Super Transport Freighter (STF) with a full Cobol, and escort it with a near-empty Cobol (50 fuel only), and if you keep transferring fuel from the empty Cobol, you’ll never run dry.