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Super Transport XI
 
 
 
Name/Model# : Super Transport XI
Designer/Manufacturer : Kuat Drive Yards
Combat Designation : Large Container Ship
Scale : Capital
Length : 840 Metres
Skill : Space transports: Super Transport XI Container
Crew Skill :
Varies widely
OR
Astrogation 4D and space transports 4D
Crew : 100
Skeleton Crew : 50 (+10 DIFFICULTY)
Troop Capacity : None
Cost of Craft : NEW 35,000,000 Credits USED 17,000,000 Credits
Nav Computer : Yes
Sublight Speed : 2 Space Units
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 3
Hyperdrive Backup : Class 20
Atmospheric Speed : Cannot Enter Atmosphere
Manoeuvrability : 0D
Cargo Space : 10,000,000 Cubic Metres
Cargo Capacity : 25,000,000 Metric Tons
Consumables : 500 Days
Weapons : None
Sensors : Passive : 30 Space Units/1D
Scan : 40 Space Units/2D
Search : 50 Space Units/2D+2
Focus : 4 Space Units/3D
Shields/Hull Rating : Shields None. Hull 3D+2
Note : This ship can be modified to have shields, weapons and a faster hyperdrive backup. One ship (under the command of Lieutenant Lon Donell) converted its enormous cargo bay into a massive hanger bay (cargo capacity = 10,000,000 cubic metres) mounted 2D shields, 20 quad laser cannons and a tractor beam projector, and a class 9 hyperdrive backup. However, it must be noted that the ship's sensor capabilities were different from a stock Super Transport XI.

 

    The Super Transport XI represents an extreme case of economy of scale, as it can transport a ton of cargo for a fraction of the cost compared to a light freighter. Massive, slow, and featuring gargantuan cargo holds, the super container may be the ultimate dream prize (for pirates). These ships cross entire regions from one major transshipment system to another. This sort of ship is too massive for most pirates to bother attacking; and they usually operate only in the most heavily trafficked systems. Its cargo space allows the Super Transport XI to hold up to 40,000 standard containers within its twenty holds (some of which are pressurized and come equipped with limited temperature control). These ships generally transport hundreds of millions of credits worth of cargo, enough to gain the attention of the Imperial Navy, which often assigns such ships battle-ready capital ship escorts. It must also be noted that even the Imperial Navy employs these ships.

 
   
Sources: CC***Pg 89 / PP***Pg 70 / SWSB***Pg 45 / SWSB2***Pg 46 / TFOP***Pg 69 / WBC***Pg 21
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