Venture Freighter

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Stats

  • Era: Initial Interstellar Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Lunar Shipyards
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): UEG, Colonies, Corporations, Independents
  • Type: Freighter
  • Crew: 3 min, 16 max
  • Size: Large
  • Speed: B
    • Cruise: 1-2G
    • Max: 20G (Though death is possible over 12G for more than a few moments)
  • FTL: Commercial Linear Type 1 (1 ly/m)
  • Agility: C
  • Armor:
    • Original: D+
    • Retrofitted: C
  • Endurance: C (B from the front)
  • Weapons:
    • Originally: None
    • Retrofitted:
      • 16 Laser Turrets
      • 2 Standard Missile Launchers (1-8 Shots, 80 Max)
  • Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: C+
  • Small Craft Capacity:
    • 1 Full-Sized Docking Port (1 XL sized mount)

History

The Venture was originally intended as a military cruiser with a new drive system, however the military decided not to use it. Instead the already laid hulls were adapted into use as freighters. The exotic drives proved useful and later on most were adapted again to incorporate FTL drives as well so they could be used across space.

The most notable thing on the Venture is it’s engine section for it’s VASIMR drive taking up the rear third of the ship by itself. Beyond the drive is a skeletal frame, then a sealed cargo compartment both of which are used for the bulk of the cargo. The Fore section is a spin gravity section which includes a habitat and further cargo sections that had been planned as labs and other facilities. The very front of the ship is a large heat shield and if needed the spin gravity section can be frozen in place to protect it with the heat shield. The heat shield is used for atmospheric braking.

The Colony Rebellion saw some of them live up to their designers original intentions as the Colonies converted at least a dozen in secret back into combat capable Cruisers. The exterior was covered in an extra layer of armor, in particular vulnerable points and cargo bracing was armored to make it less vulnerable to enemy fire. It also saw sixteen laser turrets placed to protect various parts of the ships as point defense. Some of it’s basic facilities were also stripped to add in two quad missile launchers in the rotating crew sections, which could then only fire around the shield when laying outside of it’s protection. Lastly the shield itself was up armored and the main crew sections could be protected from almost any frontal assault by the armored shield. In particular this was effective against railgun rounds and lasers as the foreward shield has armor as thick as a battleship.

Venture Freighter

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