Fringian Free Trader
|Type: ML Commercial Mercantile Ships|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Canon||Unpublished, non-canon design|
Description / Specifications
A generic class of civilian vessel, the Free Trader is a small commercial transport commonly encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Commercial Mercantile Ship and is constructed as a conventional design.
The Free Trader is constructed using a 200-dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.
The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type jump-2 drive, a maneuver-2 drive, and a power plant 2, giving performance of jump-2 and 2G acceleration. There is fuel tankage of 44 dTons, sufficient for one jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration.
Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/2. There are 6 staterooms and 10 low berths. Each member of the crew has private quarters: if the crew elect to go double occupancy, up to three paying passengers may be accommodated. Cargo capacity amounts to 70 dTons.
- The Free Trader requires 6 crew: 2x command, 1x engineering, 2x gunnery, and 1x service.
The ship has two turrets, one mounting triple beam lasers and one mounting triple missile racks.
The ship has a dedicated hanger able to house a vehicle of up to 4-dTons, though no subcraft or vehicles are provided.
The basic cost of the vessel is MCr107.930. The craft is a standard design and qualifies for a 20% discount, which reduces the price to MCr86.344.
History / Background
A design that dates to the time of the Terran Confederation. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
See also: Ships of the Distant Fringe
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