Image by adamkoIntent: To make use of the Arcturus-class Gunboats acquired by the Empire when purchased for scrap.
Manufacturer: Sienar Fleet Systems(originally), Subach-Innes(refitting)
Modularity: Yes(ordnance types)
Description: Formerly a mass-produced gunboat in the Imperial military, similar to the similar Skipray-class Blastboat of the original Galactic Empire, the Arcturus Gunboats were mass-purchased by Subach-Innes as part of their acquisition of outdated Imperial starships. The resulting refit of the Arcturus, now redesignated a gunship, takes a different approach weapon-wise: the laser cannons have all been made forward-facing, to the sides of the cockpit. The turrets are now missile turrets, ironically enough, which while theoretically more damaging, are more vulnerable to countermeasures. As well, a section of the ship's underside has been modified to allow for a small ordnance bay, fitting a quartet of proton bombs inside.
Despite the significant armament, however, the export Arcturus is still significantly slow. Its hyperdrive is actually a lower rating than the original Imperial version, and while its shields are exceptional, its hull is particularly poor, leaving it vulnerable to mass driver or other projectile weapons. As well, it is significantly crew-intensive, meaning only galactic powers with a significant enough amount of droids or sentients can use the Arcturus to its fullest potential.
Height: 5 meters
Width: 7 meters
Length: 18 meters
Power Core Generator/Reactor: Solar ionization reactor
Hyperdrive Rating: Class 2
Minimum Crew: 1
Optimal Crew: 4(pilot, co-pilot, 2 turret gunners)
- 6 laser cannons
- 2 proton torpedo launchers (3 torpedoes each)
- 2 twin-barrel missile turrets (6 missiles each turret)
- 1 bomb bay (4 proton bombs, ion bombs, plasma bombs, cluster bombs, etc)
Shield generator (1)
Passenger Capacity: 3(if running on minimal crew)
Cargo Capacity: 200 kg
Consumables: 2 weeks
Sublight Speed and Maneuverability: Class 4