At the title screen, option-click the Escape Velocity title. This will display the EV-MST3K scroll. At the end, when you see "M.C.B. 4:35 A.M." hold down option-shift-control-command-F. You will hear the Forklift theme song, "They'll Try To Kill 'Em With A Forklift". The loaded pilot will then receive the forklift--a weapon of unspeakable power which the pilot can take with him (or her) from ship to ship. Don't use this weapon at close ranges...
The forklift is guided much like a torpedo (and is just as slow), but it has an incredibly long range and does tons o' damage. Seven simultaneous forklifts (you need a LONG running start for THIS little trick...) will disable a Confed Cruiser! Five simultaneous will KILL a Rebel Cruiser. Anything less than a Kestrel will be killed with only one shot. Sometimes, small fighters are kind enough to collect together. One shot can kill them all.
This is the only weapon I know of which is capable of killing the dread Cap'n Hector, and only if you aim it at ANOTHER ship; time it just right so that Cap'n Hector is passing the ship just as the forklift detonates. (Of course, he's like Doritos... crunch all you want; they'll make more...)
Hit the "x" button at the title screen and a list of hilarious (to some) haikus...
Thanks to Revolution readers Chris Kernan, Jack, Mcmstr1 and David J. Gannon!!