The Type-9 Heavy is a huge transport ship. When it comes to cargo space only a few and more expensive ships can carry more cargo.
At this size the jump range is of course low; so is speed and maneuverability.
It has better shielding and weapons than the Type-7 so you do have some defensive options for protecting your precious cargo.
Type-9 Heavy vs. Type-7
The Type-9 Heavy has better weapons and shields, and can carry much more cargo (532 vs 304 t).
The Type-7 has better handling and better jump range (25,1 vs 20,2) - and more affordable for new players. However expect both ships to have very low jump range if maxed out with cargo!
|Max range:||17,64 ly|
|Max cargo:||532 t|
|Boost Speed:||200 m/s|
|Weapons:||3x Medium, 2x Small|
|Internals:||Class 8, Class 7, Class 6, Class 5, 2x Class 4, 2x Class 3, Class 2|
|Landing Pad Size:||Large|
Event though the Type-9 Heavy is one of the largest ships you can buy, it seems tiny next to this MEGA ship; an Aquarius Class Tanker located in the Wyrd system.