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|Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:43 pm Post subject: YV-560 Light Freighter
|YV-560 Light Freighter
Designed with planetary exploration in mind, the YV-560 is geared toward providing a stable and reliable platform from which explorers and archaeologists can base their remote research. While officially classified as a Freighter, the ship was purposely built to carry delicate cargoes, samples, and artifacts of the kind unearthed by scientists.
The cargo holds aboard the YV-560 are smaller than those found on other CEC ships. They are environmentally compartmentalized and distributed around the ship to provide balance and structural reinforcement to the hull. They are also airtight and lockable, and can be completely sealed and walled off behind bulkheads in case of an emergency.
The YV-560 has all the hallmarks of CEC's design philosophy. Similar in size and shape to the venerable YT 1000, it has the iconic saucer-shaped hull possessed by most of CEC's light freighters. The two-position command pod is centrally mounted on the dorsal side of the vessel, and two powerful sensor booms extend forward from the hull, for an appearance reminiscent of the YT-1300's loading mandibles.
Along with its common monitoring systems, the ship contains a powerful scientific computer designed to aid explorers in data analysis, with a main terminal in the common area and smaller remote terminals in each passenger berth. The YV-560 is also equipped with a high-definition, precision planetary-scanning array that allows it to survey a new planet from orbit. Within just a few years on the market, the YV-560 has lived up to its advertising, and a number of scientific expeditions have utilized the ship.
USING THIS VEHICLE
The galaxy is still full of worlds to discover, in areas ranging from the forbidding Unknown Regions to the mysterious reaches of Wild Space. Exploration is a staple of pulp adventure and so makes for excellent Star Wars stories. GMs should consider making the YV-560 available at the start of an exploration-heavy campaign.
More insidious uses of this peaceful technology make the ship valuable to insurgents and the underworld. Its environmentally sealed cargo holds allow for precision control of perishable, dangerous, or live cargo, whether by keeping stolen coaxium stable or preventing bounties from escaping. Spies and reconnaissance units can use the planetary-scanning array on inhabited worlds, producing highly detailed maps of installations and troop movements. Although these scans contain substantial data, truly important facilities are invariably built underground or employ sensor jammers-meaning there is always a need for PCs to launch a daring raid.
ADVENTURE AND ENCOUNTER SEEDS
1. The PCs awaken with shaky memories of a vicious surprise attack by their enemies. Each PC is locked in a coffin, and each coffin is sealed in a separate cargo hold. Exotic restraints such as poisonous atmospheres or reversed gravity complicate escape Breaking free, the PCs discover they are aboard a YV-560 headed straight for the system's sun! This adventure should be reserved for particularly powerful PCs who are capable of escaping from such a situation.
2. Chartered by the University of Bar'leth. the PCs host a scientific expedition to study the Endor Gate, a black hole near the eponymous sanctuary system. Within hours of the expedition's first observations, the Imperial Navy jumps in and immediately attacks. Clearly, the Empire is hiding something in the Endor system!
YV-560 Light Freighter
Craft: Corellian Engineering Corporation YV-560 Light Freighter
Type: Light freighter
Length: 30.1 meters
Skill: Space transports: YV-560
Crew: 2 (pilot, co-pilot/engineer)
Cargo Capacity: 20 metric tons
Consumables: 8 months
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Backup Hyperdrive: x15
Nav Computer: Yes
Consumables: 6 months
Speed: 350; 1,000 kmh
Customization Points: 4
-- Passive: 20/0D
-- Scan: 40/1D
-- Search: 80/2D
-- Focus: 4/3D
Twin Medium Laser Cannon
-- Fire Arc: Turret
-- Skill: Starship gunnery
-- Fire Control: 2D
-- Space Range: 1-3/12/25
-- Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
-- Damage: 4D
Source: Starships and Speeders (p.101), D6 mechanics by +Oliver Queen
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