The Tequila class Free Trader is a TL–10 civilian Free Trader.
Using a 200-ton, TL–10 hull, the Tequila class Free Trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers. It mounts jump drive-A, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-A, giving a performance of Jump-1 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports a 1 parsec jump, at 20t per parsec, and one month of operations. Attached to the bridge is a Computer Model/1 std. There are 9 staterooms, an owner's suite, and 20 low berths. There are two single turrets, but without weapons installed. Cargo capacity is 82.0 tons. The ship has a streamlined hull, with scoops and intakes for frontier refueling.
The ship has four crew, and can carry six passengers and 20 low passengers.
The free trader requires a crew of four: pilot/astrogator, engineer, medic, and steward.
- A crewsophont's sketch of a tail-sitter spheroid Tequila class Free Trader.
- A tail-sitter Tequila class Free Trader landed upon the surface of a mountainous desert world.
History & Background
The free trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers.  The Type A becomes a popular cornerstone of interstellar commerce by the end of TL:7-9 in Vilani society. It is continually upgraded by the Vilani Bureaux. It is near ubiquitous throughout Vilani Space by the Vilani TL:10-12.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
49 Representative Free Trader (AF) Classes
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