|X³: Albion Prelude|
|Shield||7 x 2 GJ|
|Shield gen. (MW)||18,720|
|Laser gen. (MW)||10,494|
- Recognising the need for a more powerful capital ship that would not be controlled strictly by the AGI Task Force, the United Space Command opted to develop their own super-heavy destroyer to perform tasks which the ATF would not. The Kyoto is currently one of the most powerful ships in service with the Terran military. It bears a close resemblance to the Osaka, but closer inspection reveals numerous upgrades and reconfigurations of the internal structure, which result improved combat performance at no additional expense. A surprisingly large amount of the ship's internal systems are operated autonomously without direct human supervision; a feature that sets this vessel apart from its ATF cousin.
- —Encyclopedia description, X³: Albion Prelude
The Kyoto is a Terran M2 destroyer. Not only is it the only ship of its class that has a hangar bay, but with the sole exception of the Aran, it is the only ship that can dock M6/M8s and TM/TP/TSs, as well as fighters.