DP-20a Gunship

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DP-20a Gunship
DP-20a Gunship.jpg
Navigational Stats
Hyperspeed 2.0
Sublight Speed 50 MGLT
Max Speed 500 km/h
Maneuverability 3.00
Sensors 8
Escape Pods CockpitPod.gif 2
Docking Bay n/a
Hangar Bay n/a
Landing Capacity Landing.gif Yes
Flight Grade Repulsorlifts Repulsor.gif Yes
Graviton Generators n/a
Docking Port DockingPort1.gif 1
Medical Room n/a
Recycling {{{recycling}}}
Weapons/Utilities Heavy Laser:20
Cargo Stats
Weight 8,500 T
Volume 170,000 m³
Weight Capacity 600 T
Volume Capacity 300 m³
Max Passengers 91
Party Slot Size 12.00
Hull Statistics
Length 119 m
Hull 460
Shield 300
Ionic Capacity 300
Raw Materials
Raw Material Price 777,620 AurebeshSans-Serif credit.png
Quantum 133
Meleenium 1,408
Ardanium 212
Rudic 218
Rockivory 223
Tibannagas 110
Varmigio 410
Lommite 98
Durelium 137
Bacta n/a
Hibridium n/a
Varium n/a
Affiliation Corellian Engineering Corporation

Any being that looks at the DP-20a Gunship will notice its immediate resemblance to the blockade runner. Just like many other Corellian ships of this era, this ship was manufactured to meet a specific need. Many planets in the Outer Rim were having problems with pirates in their systems. These pirates showed an uncanny ability to arrive in system, cause a lot of problems and disappear in to hyperspace many times without a shot being fired. Many of the interplanetary governments recognized the need for a fast, heavily armed ship that could patrol their relative sectors, and respond to threats with equal or greater force. The DP-20a was just what they were looking for. The most attractive attribute to this vessel is its cost. Unfortunately, the rather cheap cost is also apparent in the construction. These are no frills battle ships. It is commonplace to find metal seats, without any cushions throughout the entire ship. Also, many of the components used are somewhat dated. The communications suite and navigational systems are only second generation, and tend to require very skilled officers to make up for this shortcoming. The DP20a line of gunships seem to be plagued with a number of defects in engineering, a common problem with the first build of any type of craft. One common problem is the cabling from the power generator to the laser cannons. The cable is of an insufficient gauge, causing occasional laser failure at inopportune times. That is not to say that these ships are ineffective. Within their element, they are one of the best patrol craft out there today. The DP-20a is one of the fastest capital ships in existence, at sub-light speeds, and with twenty heavy laser cannons, it can cause a lot of problems for light freighters and a moderate number of fighters. The cost alone makes it an affordable option for sector patrols or convoy security for smaller governments. Consequently, the DP-20a is a common sight throughout the galaxy.

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