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BR-23 Courier
 
 
 
Name/Model# : BR-23 Courier
Designer/Manufacturer : Republic Sienar Systems
Combat Designation : Long-Range Troop Transport
Scale : Starfighter
Length : 20.7 Metres
Skill : Space transports: BR-23 Courier
Crew Skill : Varies
Crew : 2  Crew 1 + Gunners 1
Skeleton Crew : None
Troop Capacity : 40 Troops
Cost of Craft : USED 35,000 Credits
Nav Computer : Yes
Sublight Speed : 5 Space Units
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 2
Hyperdrive Backup : Class 12
Atmospheric Speed : 850 kph (WEG=295)
Manoeuvrability : 1D
Cargo Capacity : 40 Metric Tons
Consumables : 2 Weeks
Weapons :

2 Turreted Laser Cannons
Crew: 1 Gunner
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmospheric Range: 100-300 metres/1.2 km/2.5 km
Damage: 4D

Sensors : Passive : 10 Space Units/0D
Scan : 25 Space Units/1D
Search : 40 Space Units/2D
Focus : 2 Space Units/3D
Shields/Hull Rating : Shields 1D+2. Hull 3D+2
Note : Ships such as the Eucliptan Morae reduced passenger space to 5 troops to allow cargo capacity to be increased to 75 metric tons. Not as easy to modify as YT-1300s. Owners are known to add better shield and weapon systems.

 

    The BR-23 Courier is an obsolete, but durable personnel transport and courier ship that served in Old Republic fleets and militias. After finding the market for TIEs enormously more profitable due to the Empire's swift move away from transports like the BR-23, Sienar partially refitted its large back stock of BR-23s with civilian-grade systems and dumped them onto the open market. These inexpensive craft which are easy to repair proved to be boon of profit for Sienar.

    While most of Sienar's surplus stock found its way into the freighter market, the BR-23 has also seen use in cut-rate shuttle services and employment as personal skiffs. After leaving military service years ago, the BR-23 has proven to be popular among courier services, small-time shipping agents, and a good number of smugglers. In the case of the Rebels, they acquire these ships where ever they can find them as they can be easily re-converted back to their original troop transport duties. The Rebels' "Alliance Support Service" seldomly purchases these ships, as they prefer to steal BR-23s from who ever and where ever they are encountered.

 
   
Sources: IA***Pg 51 / ROETRSH***Pg 49
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