|“||Advanced Rear Thrusters that allow a ship to travel faster by increasing exhaust velocity.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Speed||+20 m/s||+40 m/s||+60 m/s||+80 m/s||+100 m/s|
|Hull XP||171 XP||581 XP||1,244 XP||2,190 XP||3,443 XP|
|Prerequisites||Previous level of Rear Thrusters|
|Tech Lab Required||II||IV||VI||VIII||X|
|Time||11m 00s||1h 14m||5h 33m||16h 21m||1d 11h 50m|
|Module XP||86 XP||291 XP||622 XP||1,095 XP||1,722 XP|
|Time||2m 30s||6m 00s||17m 30s||43m 00s||1h 28m|
Rear Thrusters are basic thrusters designed to increase forward speed.
Strategy and Setup
Rear Thrusters are used on most ships because forward speed is extremely important for kiting tactics, in which ships with superior range fly away from and fire back at enemies that have shorter range, often destroying them before they could catch up. Likewise, this thruster is also necessary on short-range ships to catch up to longer-ranged ships before being destroyed.
Rear Thrusters are less ideal on battleships and destroyers because they reduce turning speed, allowing enemies to easily fly into their blind spot and destroy them without taking any shots in return.