Tuesday, October 27, 2009

[Future Perfect] Outrigger Freighter

Outrigger Class Colonial Freighter

Manufacture: Alliance
Size: Huge
Power: 72
Acc: 83 Top: 540 Handling: -2
FTL: Alliance Standard Hyperdrive (16 Power)
Crew: 24 Hull: 58 (33) [Armor 33]

Ship Systems:
  • Starship
  • Atmospheric (Climb: 21)
  • Cargo Pods (8x2 Spaces per Pod; 16 Spaces)
  • Large Cargo Pods (4x4 Spaces per Pod; 16 Spaces)
  • Emergency Medical Bay (3 Spaces)
  • Workshop (Repair Facility) (1 Space)
  • Alliance Advanced Sensors (+2 Notice)
  • Computer with Basic AI (d6 Smarts, Power 8, Spaces 8):
  • Piloting d6, Shooting d6, Knowledge (Planetary Navigation) d6, Knowledge (Astrogation) d6, Medical d6, Notice d6(+2), Autopilot, Target Acquisition and Control, Fire Control, and Pattern Recognition
  • (2) Twilight Gunworks Twin Medium Pulse Cannon Turret (Forward, Turret Mounted) 125/250/500, 3d10 AP8, RoF2 [2 Spaces each, 3 Power each]
  • (2) Predator Medium Torpedo [1 Space each; 1 Power to Fire one or both; Forward Mount] 300/600/1200; Tracking (Range 4800); Speed 1200; 5d10 AP50; Medium Burst
  • (6) Additional Predator Torpedoes [1 Space; 6 Torpedos]
The Outrigger is a common sight in Frontier space, as most recent colonial expeditions mounted by the Alliance have used one or more of these ships. Designed to travel alone, or to complement a long range colony train, the Outrigger holds vast amounts of freight and offers a means of extended support to colonists in the form of ready-made Medical facilities and a small machine shop. These vessels are often programmed to remain in service to a colonial community for a set amount of time -- either prepaid or depending on certain specified conditions being met -- at which point the ship's AI sets a return course for Alliance space to be repaired, re-outfitted, and returned once more to the Frontier colonies. More rarely, this vessel can be seen in Faction space, usually with a heavy escort of fighters and gunships.

This ship has a military variant which is considered a Heavy Assault Transport, which is designed to transport Marines to a battlefield and remain there in service as a locus for field operations.

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