Sapurai Freighter

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Stats

  • Era: Late Early Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Lunar Shipyards, Mars Shipyards
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): UEG, Corporations, Independents
  • Type: Freighter
  • Crew: 2 min, 6 max
  • Size: Medium
  • Speed: C
    • Cruise: 1G
    • Max: 5G
  • FTL:
    • Original: None
    • ISE Modification: Commercial Linear Type 1 (1 ly/m)
  • Agility: B
  • Armor: D-
  • Endurance: D
  • Weapons: Traditionally None
  • Defenses: None
  • Sensors: C-
  • Small Craft Capacity:
    • 4 Cargo-Sized Docking Ports (4 XL+ sized mounts)

History

The Sapurai was the first large single hulled freighter design and they are still very common in later eras. Initial versions where made late into the Early Space Era and the designs have been altered and expanded several times since then. Later versions added a FTL drive limiting the cargo space, and then even later versions reduced the size of the FTL drive and VASIMR system to return the cargo capacity to the original size.

They have a single VASIMR drive system and 8 thruster pods giving them good agility for their size. They were also smaller than the Penemuan Transport and lack the spin gravity ring of those designs. They also lack the hangar bays of the Penemuan which made unloading to non-orbital facilities easier. To make up for this they usually rent shuttles at a location, dock only with stations, or carry up to four shuttles externally.

Sapurai Freighter

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