Increase ship armor and resource capacity with the Armored hold.
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The Armored Hold allows you to not only increase the amount of cargo plundered in a battle, but also increases the amount of armor on your ship. They were previously obtainable in riots but have been added as a blueprint that can be procured level 27-45 VEGA cargo fleets or level 50-55 VEGA elite fleets.
The armored hold is a cargo hold that also serves to reinforce the structure of a ship, thereby increasing its armor. This makes it useful on the well known Condor frigate, which has no armor slots. They are also used on decoy ships, to serve as extra armor on top of the existing armor slots, serving as a boost to the total health and increasing durability.
They are also particularly useful on destroyers in base combat, both stealing extra resources and making the destroyers more durable.
However, the max capacity of the armored hold III is 40,000 tons less than that of the basic cargo V. This means that if you are creating a dedicated cargo fleet, it is better to use basic cargo V.