Jaunt Freighter

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Stats

  • Era: Initial Interstellar Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Various
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Various
  • Type: Freighter
  • Size: Small
  • Crew: 5 (Normal) / 3 (Combat)
  • Speed: C
    • Cruise: 1G
    • Max: 5G
  • Agility: B-
  • Armor: D
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons:
  • Originally: None
  • Retrofitted:
    • 2 Standard Missile Launchers (1-12 shots, 120 max)
    • 2 Small Missile Launchers (1-28 shots, 280 max)
  • Defenses:
    • Originally: None
    • Retrofitted: Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: D
  • Small Craft Capacity:
    • 1 Basic Docking Ring (1 Large Connector)

History

The Jaunt Freighter is a small mining Freighter which saw use in asteroid belts in many systems, though Tantalus had the most by far. It has four drive units and a fairly large cargo bay with all living facilities up front. They were never really special, but did make fairly nice small mobile mining platforms.

During the Colony Rebellion some Tantalus Jaunts were rebuilt into light fighting vessels roughly on par with Corvettes and extremely small Frigates. The drive units were moved inwards to what had been the cargo area while standard missile launchers were installed in the drive housing. Up front in the crew compartment another pair of missile launchers, this time for small missiles, was added. These reduced the crew capacity by 2 and neutered the cargo capacity of the vessel, but they did have a nasty sting to use against true combat craft and tricky pilots would typically hide while firing from cover.

Jaunt Freighter

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