Weadge, Cody Weadge
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Intent: To provide a secure way to transport Imperial goods throughout Fringe Confederacy space.
Development Thread: N/A
Manufacturer: Imperial Shipworks
Model: Imminent-class Freighter
Affiliation: Galactic Empire/Lords of the Fringe
Description: The Imminent-class freighter was designed as a mass produced freighter capable of protecting itself from the average pirate or Rebel scum. While the freighter boasts a fair number of weapons as well as four small shuttle bays sealed by hatches on its top, most of its bulk is dedicated toward its special cargo bay.
Taking a design feature from the ancient Star Galleon-class, the cargo bay is a self contained unit that can be ejected and contains its own hyperdrive. After ejection the hyperdrive will proceed to make five random jumps, transmitting its location directly to Imperial Security after each jump. To accommodate this, four of the six engines are located on nacelles to the side of the freighter. The rear of the ship under the primary two engines consists of a massive hatch.
This design actually works well for combat as well, as the nacelles' ability to rotate allow the freighter to move in ways a normal freighter could not often confusing enemy fire.
Role: Escort/transport freighter
Height: 50 meters
Width: 60 meters
Length: 375 meters
Power Core Generator/Reactor: Solar Ionization Reactor
Hyperdrive Rating: 2 (Backup 16)
Minimum Crew: 30
Optimal Crew: 150 (30 gunners)
- (10) Turbolasers
- (4) Point Defense Lasers
- (4) Flak canons
- (2) Quad lasers
- (4) Shuttles
- Eject-able cargo container (hyperdrive rating 4)
Cargo Capacity: 100,000 metric tones
Consumables: 8 months
Sublight Speed and Maneuverability: 5