|Elite-class Medium Transport|
Tyradine Engineering Corporation
| Maximum speed|
Heavy Blaster Cannons (2)
2000 metric tons
10 lt. year range
The Tyradine Engineering Elite-class Medium Freighter was a cargo transport used by various interests during the waning years of the Republic through the first years of the New Republic.
The Elite-class possessed two decks: One for crew and operations, the other for cargo and ship systems. Although the standard vessel was very bare-bones when it came to any extras or frills, the vessel was surprisingly easy to modify and accept additional hardware or accessories.
Although slow, the vessel was known for it’s superb handling, even with new models. The heavy hull was also a strong selling point, not needing additional armor or hull plating incorporated later. Additional shields installed after purchase made this vessel a hearty freighter, making it a less-than appealing target for pirates and raiders.
Due to it’s size, ruggedness, and modification capabilities, the Elite-class could often find it’s way into the hands of rebel cells where it was modified into a military transport or escort.
Tyradine Engineering made the foray into the Cargo Hauler/Freighter market in 25 BBY, just prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars, introducing the Elite-class medium freighter. While trying to maintain a strict policy of utility over possible abuse, the freighter was armored, but not heavily armed or shielded. The one selling point was the ability for the freighter to accept heavy modifications post-sale. Most owners, when able to, modified their freighters extensively. Many of these heavily modified vessels found their way into the Outer Rim territories, working as tramp freighters and smuggling vessels.
RPG D6 Stats
Craft: Tyradine Engineering Elite-class Freighter
Type: Medium Freighter
Length: 60 meters
Skill: Space Transports: Elite-class Freighter
Crew: 2, gunners: 1, skeleton: 1/+15
Crew Skill: Varies
Consumables: 4 months
Cost: 330,000 (new), 148,500 (used)
Cargo Capacity: 2,000 metric tons
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x20
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 225; 650 kmh
- Passive: 10/0D
- Scan: 25/1D
- Search: 40/1D+2
- Focus: 2/2D
2 Heavy Blaster Cannons (Fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship Gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-5/10/17
Atmosphere Range: 100-500m/1/1.7 km
The Elite-class is based off of the Maquis Raider from Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Thanks to WickedRikky for the original concept for the stats.