The Orca is a great upgrade from the Dolphin; it can carry much more cargo or passengers. Even though the Orca is a large ship, it handles more like a medium size ship and is easy to dock. The Beluga Liner is much larger (and more expensive) and takes some getting used to when entering or leaving a space station; the Orca is much better. Like the Dolphin and the Beluga Liner the Orca is able to carry VIP passengers in Luxury Suites - other ships can not mount these passenger cabins.
With a cargo capacity of 192t you can use the Orca for trading or cargo missions - it is much more beautiful and handles better than any of the trading vessels.
The jump range is not great fully loaded but if you remove all cargo racks and passenger cabins you can easily get more than 30 ly out of the Orca even without engineering so it is possible to take this beauty out for a little exploration.
|Max range:||18,1 ly|
|Max cargo:||192 t|
|Boost Speed:||380 m/s|
|Weapons:||1 Large, 2 Medium|
|Internals:||Class 6, Class 5 x 3, Class 4, Class 3, Class 2 x 2|
|Landing Pad Size:||Large|
Orca fuel scooping at P Velorum (a class A white star)