Subsidized Merchant

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The Subsidized Merchant, nicknamed Fat Trader, is a trading vessel using a 400-ton hull intended to meet the commercial needs of clusters of worlds.

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Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It has a performance of jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. There is fuel tankage of 50 tons, supporting the power plant and allowing one jump-1. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model-l. There are thirteen staterooms and nine low berths. No turrets or weaponry are installed, but there are two hardpoints and two tons are set aside for fire control. The ship has one 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 200 tons. The ship is streamlined.

The fat trader requires a crew of five: pilot, navigator, engineer, medic, and steward. The pilot also operates the launch; gunners may be added to the crew list as required. The ship costs MCr101.03 and takes 14 months to build.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

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Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

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Supraclass Roles[edit]

Subsidized Merchants typically serve the following roles:

  1. Fat Trader
  2. Merchant Ship

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Image Repository[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Subsidized Merchant:

  1. Type R class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader AKA Subsidized Merchant
    1. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    2. Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
    3. March class Subsidized Merchant
  2. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
    1. Athelstan class Merchant
    2. Khtukhao class Clan Transport [1]
    3. Petty class Subsidized Merchant
  3. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
  4. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
  5. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
  6. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant
  7. Type RX class Merchant Trader

Ship Summary List[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. J. Andrew KeithMarc MillerJohn Harshman. Aslan (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), 32.