Name/Type: VCX-700 heavy courier
Designer/Manufacturer: Corellian Engineering Corporation
Combat Role: Courier
Crew: 2 + 4 Gunners
Length: 26 Meters
Speed: 80 MGLT, 940 Kph
Acceleration: 10 MGLT/s
Maneuverability: 109 DPF
Hyperdrive: x1 (x12 Backup)
Shield Rating: 240 SBD
Hull Rating: 50 RU
Weapons: 1 Turreted Dual Heavy Laser Cannon (fire-linked, class 5.3), 4 Front Light Ion Cannons (fire-linked, class 5), 1 Front Autoblaster (class 3.3, 20 SU), 4 Front Concussion Missile Launchers (pair-linked, class 9, 7 SU, 8 Warheads total)
Cargo Space: 5 Metric Tons.
Consumables: 1 Months.
Cost: 350,000 Credits.
Description: „The VCX-700 heavy courier was a 26-meter-long armed courier produced by Corellian Engineering Corporation. Like the rest of the VCX series, the VCX-700 was equipped as standard with near-military grade engines, shields, and weapons.
Unlike the earlier VCX-350 light freighter, the VCX-700 sacrificed cargo capacity for armament, and was equipped with a dual laser cannon turret, four ion cannons, an autoblaster, and four concussion missile launchers. It could only carry 5 tons of cargo, but its strong armament and heavy armor plating made it well-suited to protecting VIP passengers. The VCX-700’s hull configuration superficially resembled the Trade Federation’s Armored Assault Tank, with engines mounted above and behind a hemispherical main hull, while other aspects of the design resemble the Firespray-class in it’s landed configuration, such as the loading ramp beneath the tail section, the tail mounted cannon and the top silhouette.“ – Wookieepedia on the VCX-700 heavy courier.
For a subcap, it has very impressive maneuverability, weapons and shields at the expense of cargo capacity.
Recommendations: This thing can be a real beast to take down and give even some of the higher-quality snubfighters a good deal of trouble with that laser turret. Use missiles and superior tactics and don’t let it get behind you. Watch out for the ion cannons too.