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Corellian Action V Transport
 
 
 
Name/Model# : Action V Bulk Freighter
Designer/Manufacturer : Corellian Engineering Corporation
Combat Designation : Medium Bulk Freighter
Scale : Capital
Length : 115 Metres
Skill : Space transports: Action V Transport
Crew Skill : Space transports 3D and shields 2D+2
Crew : 10
Skeleton Crew : None
Troop Capacity : None
Cost of Craft : NEW 975,000 Credits USED 450,000 Credits
Nav Computer : None (Uses astromech droid or starport computations)
Sublight Speed : 2 Space Units
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 4
Hyperdrive Backup : None
Atmospheric Speed : 650 kph (WEG=225)
Manoeuvrability : 0D
Cargo Capacity : 80,500 Metric Tons
Consumables : 3 Months
Weapons : None
Sensors : Passive : 20 Space Units/0D
Scan : 30 Space Units/1D
Search : 40 Space Units/1D
Focus : 1 Space Unit/1D
Shields/Hull Rating : Shields 1D. Hull 2D+2
Note : TTSB and DFRSB states shields 1D, while PP incorrectly states no shields. The Merkel features 6 turbolasers and 4 quad laser cannons - both starfighter scale, 1 tractor beam projector (capital scale), improved sensors, stronger hull and shields, improved manoeuvrability, increased consumables, faster hyperdrive, hyperdrive backup, nav computer, and 350 passengers. More crew was required, however, TBSOS incorrectly states the ship's cargo capacity, thus cargo space lost is unknown. The Invisible Star featured nav computer, hyperdrive backup, increased atmospheric speed, passenger space, increased manoeuvrability, improved sensors, stronger shields and 2 starfighter scale quad laser cannons, but at the cost of more crew, less cargo space and a weaker hull. It also possessed several transponder overlays (to change its identity to Black Hole or Market Maker).

 

    The Action V Transport like the Action IV Transport operates in convoys or well patrol areas. This design is a modestly upgraded version of its predecessor and features light shields, however, it still remains unarmed. Nonetheless, the ship remains an effortless target for pirates on the prowl, and like its predecessor, it retains the name of "Inaction" freighter. Only due to their extraordinarily inexpensive costs per ton to purchase, maintain and operate do these ships continue to exist.

    It is known that crime lords make use this design as a base of operations. Ships such as the Merkel owned by Saadoon-Kauldi have converted most of its cargo holds to house a small squadron of Z-95s, passenger cabins, galleys, recreation centre and private sanctuary. Furthermore, most of the ship's weaponry is hidden.

 
   
Sources: DFRSB***Pg 132 / FBS***Pg 37, 38 / PP***Pg 59, 68, 69 / TBSOS***Pg 88, 89 / TFOP***Pg 68 / TTSB***Pg 232
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