Class VI Bulk Freighter

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Class VI Bulk Freighter
300 px
Navigational Stats
Hyperspeed 1.0
Sublight Speed 20 MGLT
Max Speed 200 km/h
Maneuverability 1.00
Sensors 1
ECM 0
Abilities
Escape Pods CockpitPod.gif 1
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 n/a
Medical Room n/a
Recycling {{{recycling}}}
Weapons/Utilities
Weapons/Utilities Turbolasers: 1
Cargo Stats
Weight 45,010 T
Volume 75,000 m³
Weight Capacity 45,000 T
Volume Capacity 20,000 m³
Max Passengers 6
Party Slot Size 3.00
Hull Statistics
Length 180 m
Hull 300
Shield 300
Ionic Capacity 110
Raw Materials
Raw Material Price 735,423 link=Galactic Credit Standard
Quantum 87
Meleenium 675
Ardanium 332
Rudic 80
Rockivory 319
Tibannagas 12
Varmigio 496
Lommite 21
Durelium 165
Bacta n/a
Hibridium n/a
Varium n/a
Affiliations
Affiliation n/a


An ancient design, the hammer-headed hull shape of the Class VI Bulk Freighter has been seen in the galaxy for millennia. The Class VI is a Praetorian-class Frigate with the majority of its weapons removed and its engines downgraded for civilian operation. A positive aspect of the conversion is that it drastically reduced the number of personnel required to handle piloting and navigation. The spartan crew is housed in the bow of the ship, with crew quarters and storage space limited to maximize the Class VI's cargo space.

There are two noticeable downsides to the Frigate conversion, however. At 180 meters in length the Class VI Bulk is a behemoth. Coupled with the smaller engine system, it is quite slow and sluggish, especially when laden with cargo. Also, it was left with only a single turbolaser for defense, which rarely proves enough firepower to deter pirates from attacking to capture the cargo in its enlarged holds.

Despite the time it takes for the ship to deliver, the Class VI can store an astounding amount of cargo. For corporations with small fleets or freelance pilots, this is a boon, but those needing cargo delivered as soon as possible may want to look elsewhere. Though antiquated, the Class VI Bulk freighter can still be seen working in the galaxy. Most can be found in transport fleets, though some are also employed by governments with the gunships to protect it.[1]

Reference

  1. VI Bulk Freighter

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