Master Ship List + Details

Cannon, Force, Missile & Bit information.
Requirements to unlock ships.

Ship Tree + Pictures

Full tree heirarchy.
Images of all 101 ships.

Level Variants

How to access alternates
to levels 2, 3, 6 and Final.

Text FAQ

Virtually Everything

with special thanks to:
macabre26, Tyma, FOnewearl Lina,
FrankoTBLS, Will C, Nocco,
Eternal ZERO, Laxidman, Zach Keene, daimaou mike

additional links:
Irem's Official R-Type Final Page (keifu)
R-Type Final Msg Board (GameFAQs)
R-Type Final Ship List

[The R-Type Hangar]

[sigil of slateman]