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The Imperial Trader

Imperial Trader

Hull Mass: 175t
Mass (Fully Laden): 700t
Internal Capacity (No Drive): 525t
Retro Thruster Acceleration: 4 Earth G
Main Thruster Acceleration: 9 Earth G
Crew: 6
Gun Mountings: 1
Fuel Scoop: NO
Missile Pylons: 6
Hyperspace Ranges: Class 3: 3.85 Class 4: 6.85 Class 5: 10.71 Class 6: 15.42 Class 7: 21.00
Standard Drive: Class 6
Internal Capacity (With Class 6 Drive): 275t
Typical Cost: 954,000
Designer: Imperial Navy Research Department
Manufacturer: Gutamaya Corporation
Inservice Date: 3147
Allegiance: Empire

The big brother to the Courier, the Imperial Trader is, as its name suggests, primarily a trading ship. Although not as fast as the Courier, the Trader has a similar hyperspace range. It is still possible to equip the Trader for a combat role, at which it performs quite well, although the handling is still not fighter class. The larger internal capacity allows commanders to equip their ship with a hull auto-repair system, which in the Courier would have taken up most of the remaining space.

Like the Courier, the Trader is also good at the full range of military missions, although being slower you will have to allow more travel time in your destination system. The greater defence capability make bombing and photography missions safer.

Rating: ****

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