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CR90 Corellian Corvette

Name/Model# : CR90 Corellian Corvette (Blockade Runner)  <<Stats taken from WEG, TIE and XvsT>>
Designer/Manufacturer : Corellian Engineering Corporation
Combat Designation : Mid-Sized Multi-Purpose Starship and Transport Vessel
Scale : Capital
Length : 150 Metres
Crew : 30 to 165 (Depending on Configuration/Cargo)
Skeleton Crew : Depends on Configuration/Cargo
Cost of Vessel : NEW 3.5 Million Credits USED 1.5 Million Credits
Nav Computer : Yes
Sublight Speed : 6 Space Units
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 2
Hyperdrive Backup : None
Atmospheric Speed : 950 kph
Manoeuvrability : 2D
Cargo Capacity : 3,000 Metric Tons
Consumables : 1 Year
Weapons : 6 Taim & Bak H9 Dual Turbolasers
6 Double Turbolaser Cannons  (3 Forward, 1 Left, 1 Right, 1 Aft)
Crew: 1 Gunner pre cannon for 3 cannons, 3 Gunners per cannon for remaining 3 cannons
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: 6-30/70/150 km
Damage: 4D+2
2 Dual Turbolasers
Sensors : Passive : 40 Space Units/1D
Scan : 80 Space Units/2D
Search : 100 Space Units/3D
Focus : 5 Space Units/4D
Shield/Hull Rating : Shields 400 SBD. Hull 188 RU  (RPG=Shields 2D. Hull 4D)
Starfighter Squadrons : None
Troop Capacity : Up to 600 Passengers (Depending on Configuration)
Support Craft : 8 CEC Class-6 Escape Pods  (6 Passengers each)
4 Turret Escape Pod Lifeboat  (12 Passengers each)

    The CR90 Corellian Corvette is a an old vessel that sports good versatility. This mid-range vessel can function equally well as a troop transport, light escort, cargo transport or passenger liner. Although the CR90 may be unable to compete with more specialized vessels it is in use throughout the Galaxy. Generally it is used by private corporations, Pirates and defence forces. They are very versatile and can be used for blockade running, heavy combat duty and a number of other functions. Its modular interior can easily be reconfigured to handle any requirements. Much like the CEC YT transport series, the CR90 is typically modified by its owners. It is the qualities of the CR90 which keep it on the market year after year. The CR90 is so common among legitimate shipping, passenger and government interests that criminals have taken up the Corvette for their own purposes, frustrating the efforts of the Imperial Navy to restore order to the Galaxy.

    Many older Corvettes find their way into the hands of smugglers, Pirates and other criminal scum. Because Corellians like very fast sublight ships with a quick turn around into hyperspace, these vessels can prove troublesome to many of our Imperial picket lines and patrol ships. Thus the authorities nicknamed this vessel the "Blockade Runner" since Corellian Pirates have made use of this vessel. Extra armour plating, shield generators and more powerful weapons can be added to this design. Several hardpoint locations built into the outer hull allow for a wide variety of weapon types and configurations, but most Corvettes are armed with the standard Dual Turbolasers. Most of the more heavily armed variants serve as Pirate vessels, with their added shielding and weapon pods normally concealed beneath shutter-plates that make the craft appear harmless to both visual and casual sensor inspection. Nonetheless, the CR90 Corellian Corvette is an extremely popular choice of ship for Pirates due to this vessel's appealing qualities.

    As a transport vessel, the Corvette can be modified to carry a wide variety of cargo module types within its great internal holds. Left intact, these holds can easily carry bulk cargo such as grain, water or other vital supplies. Compartmentalized, these same holds can provide specialized atmospheric, pressure and temperature conditions for other, more perishable goods, such as sensitive fuels. Depending upon the value of its cargo and wealth of its owner, the Corvette may either be lightly or heavily armed and either very slow or very fast. When utilized as a passenger liner, the Corvette can be outfitted with quarters of any comfort level from standard steerage to first class. Several private transportation companies provide paid passenger flights between the worlds they service, giving the average citizen the option of comfortable interplanetary travel even though they may not own a spacecraft.

    Much of the planetary colonization that has taken place during the past 40 years was made possible in large part by the versatility of the Corvette. Settlers could transport themselves, farm equipment, livestock and building materials. Fewer and fewer of these vessels are being manufactured each year, due to diminishing demand. The Corvette is being slowly phased out as newer and faster vessels come into use across the Known Galaxy. The CR90 has become a sentimental favourite of many of those in the space flight industry. It will be decades more until the Corellian Corvette is phased out due to wear and the development of new technologies, but in the meantime this workhorse class of starship will remain both reliable and in widespread use.
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