Raider-class Missile Corvette

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Raider-class Missile Corvette
Navigational Stats
Hyperspeed 3
Sublight Speed 50 MGLT
Max Speed 500 km/h
Maneuverability 3.00
Sensors 6
Escape Pods CockpitPod.gif 0
Docking Bay DockingBay1.gif Yes
Hangar Bay HangarBay1.gif Yes
Landing Capacity Landing.gif Yes
Flight Grade Repulsorlifts Repulsor.gif Yes
Graviton Generators GravityGeneratorYES ON.gif No
Docking Port DockingPort1.gif 1
Medical Room MedicalRooms.jpg 0
Storage Room {{{storageroom}}}
Recycling No
  • Tractor Beams: 3
  • Concussion Missile Launchers: 6
Cargo Stats
Weight 12,000 T
Volume 120,000 m³
Weight Capacity 1,000 T
Volume Capacity 10,000 m³
Max Passengers 34
Party Slot Size 10.00
Hull Statistics
Length 96 m
Hull 750
Shield 600
Ionic Capacity 300
Raw Materials
Raw Material Price 1,221,866 AurebeshSans-Serif credit.png
Quantum 214
Meleenium 1,875
Ardanium 234
Rudic 496
Rockivory 258
Tibannagas 24
Varmigio 738
Lommite 36
Durelium 246
Bacta 0
Hibridium 0
Varium 0

The Raider-class Missile Corvette is a compact, sleek warship designed to combat small numbers of fighters and run-down smugglers in fast light freighters. The corvette's design originates in the turmoil of the Empire's victory over the New Republic. As Imperial garrisons began to flex their muscles on former Republic worlds, an increasingly violent insurgency began to take shape, striking back against the new rulers. One such raid against an Imperial installation was able to capture partial blueprints for a fast and well-armed corvette, designed by Lira Zweifel, the designer behind the Imperator class Star Destroyer. The blueprints were completed by an unnamed Outer Rim shipyard and shared with a number of other corporations. Small numbers of Raider class corvettes are now appearing throughout the galaxy. Although different from the design in the Imperial databanks, these derivative warships have the advantage of already being on the production lines.

The corvette itself is a standard wedge-shaped design associated with the Galactic Empire. It is compact and as fast as many fighter designs. Unusually, it eschews the usual laser and ion cannon armament of most vessels in its class and is armed only with a number of concussion missile launchers and tractor beams. While this makes it unsuitable for long engagements against waves of attacking fighters, the highly maneuverable projectiles are deadly against small numbers of fighters such as may be expected in combat against an insurgency. It also makes the vessel less attractive to pirate or rebel groups, who would be reliant on a steady supply of missiles to keep the vessel combat effective. The tractor beam emitters add to its effectiveness against small ship targets, immobilizing them and making them easy targets for the ship's weapons.

Despite its efficacy against small targets such as fighters, the Raider is unsuited to the rigors of heavy and sustained conflict. Apart from its reliance on the limited number of missiles in its magazines, the ship is slower than some of its counterparts, as well as not mounting any weapons that are a significant threat to larger vessels. In nine out of ten simulations, a standard CR90 corvette would make short work of a Raider-class, as it is both faster and mounts capital ship scale weaponry. When faced with threats such as this, a smart Raider captain would swiftly withdraw into hyperspace while calling in heavier reinforcements.

Although the ship does have its limitations, the Raider would be an attractive proposition for smaller governments and groups who would be expected to face no threat greater than pirate raids. The Raider can even carry a small number of lighter ships to help increase its utility. The ship's company of smaller vessels can be tailored for various missions, from system patrol to disaster relief. This makes the Raider-class a useful ship design that will see increasing use throughout the galaxy.