In Hardspace: Shipbreaker, the Atlas is a medium-sized industrial ship that will start appearing for selection after achieving Rank Three. Mackerels are also a little trickier to salvage, although the Atlas is often large areas below the cockpit for storage.
The Nomad Cargo Hauler, Scout Patrol Craft, and Roustabout Tug are all available in three variants, but each one has high fuel lines that provide great quasar thrusters, which can be tricky to salvage safely. Let''s look into how to completely salvage Atlas class ships, as well as some suggestions for making this happen.
Atlas Class Ship Salvage Walkthrough
Three Atlas class ships have been designed, according to the above. Listed below are all of the most important features.
|Nomad Cargo Hauler||Longer ship with three quasar thrusters used for transporting cargo. Usually holds large cargo containers near the back of the ship.|
|Scout Patrol Craft||Longer ship built for speed. Powered by two quasar thrusters at the back of the ship, and is often outfitted with relay antennas and communication arrays.|
|Roustabout Tug||Stockier ship with dual cockpits and rollbars. Two quasar thrusters on either side of the ship allow for immense power used for construction and demolition.|
You''ll want to start removing any inside of the ship, but communication arrays and antennas should be the first to enter the ship.
Next, you''ll need to remove the quasar thrusters that are specific to Atlas class ships. Depending on the variant you''re salvaging, your ship will have two, three, or four quasar thrusters attached near the ship''s back. There are a few precautionary measures you''ll need to take to avoid them.
First, locate the access panels on the top and bottom of the thruster housing panels. Remove these and send them into the processor for the time being. Cut the cut point and remove the coolant canisters for the ship. Dissect this point to expose the thruster''s interior housing.
The quasar thruster is attached to four fuel lines that are active with gasoline. Now cutting the cut point will ignite the lines, causing fire to spread down the fuel pipes, causing fire to spread down the components, and causing explosions. To prevent this, you''ll need to freeze the pipes with the coolant canister.
Grapple on the coolant canister and gently smack it against a panel to initiate the coolant spray. If the canister isn''t working, try grappling it further away before swinging it to increase its acceleration.
Once the canister is spraying coolant, carefully place it on the four pipes to freeze them, making sure that they remain hidden from the ground. In addition to improving your work suit to increase its cryo resistance, you can spit the coolant canister into the furnace.
Always be aware that as soon as you finish cutting the first point, the fuel will become unstable, giving you a brief period to stabilize it. Here, you will find a fuel flush valve, which you can activate to flush the gasoline from the pipes into a fuel tank. Both of these will also be connected to the processor.
Repeat this process for the remaining quasar thrusters, and you''ll have the ship''s bulk of the work completed.
Salvating the remainder of the ship will be Shipbreaking as usual. First, depressurize the cabin, making sure to clear a path between it and the barge to safely and swiftly deliver it before it melts down. Finally, detach and salvage the ship''s fuel tanks, which can be found near the fuel flush valve in the thruster housing.
It''s possible that the rest of the ship may be salvaged at your leisure. First, we recommend dealing with flammable objects, such as dismantling light and heavy cargo that might be floating inside the ship, and detaching fuel pipes that lie beneath the inside panels.
Before ferrying salvage into the processor, look for lights, doors, and airlock panels, make sure you carefully remove electrical components. At high hazard ships, you may need to remove the power generator, which can be safely done by first detaching the three nearby fuse from the breakers.
After all components have been removed from the ship''s interior and exterior, cut them into smaller pieces and place them in the furnace. Make sure to do a final sweep of the shipyard for any loose pieces, and your salvage of an Atlas ship will be complete.