Wayfarer-class medium transport

Name/Type: Wayfarer-class medium transport
Designer/Manufacturer: Kuat Systems Engineering (folded) / Kuat Drive Yards
Combat Role: Medium Transport
Crew: 10
Length: 82 Meters
Speed: 50 MGLT, 830 Kph
Acceleration: 8 MGLT/s
Maneuverability: 28 DPF
Hyperdrive: x2 (x14 Backup)
Shield Rating: 630 SBD (est.)
Hull Rating: 185 RU (est.)
Weapons: 1 Quad-Laser Turret (left arc, Class 6), 1 Laser Turret (Dorsal mount, Class 4)
Special: Modular cargo clamps.
Fighter Capacity: 2 starfighters
Passengers: 6
Cargo Space: 220 Metric Tons.
Consumables: 3 Months.
Cost: 140,000 Credits.

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Description: „The Wayfarer-class was designed with a detachable portside section originally intended for modular reconfiguration, allowing it to load a passenger section, a hangar bay, or cargo module into an armature extending from the starboard section. Production costs forced Kuat Systems Engineering to scale back their plans and create only the hangar bay module, which served as cargo space for most owners, who generally did not carry or store starfighters. A few prototypes and custom builds of other modules existed, but were hard to find, limited primarily to bulk commerce corporate shipping operations centered on well-developed metropolitan planets like Coruscant.

The versatility offered by the detachable module was initially exciting, until it was revealed that the armature could not accept standard cargo containers. This, combined with a high price tag, ensured the demise of the Wayfarer-class’s production. Despite the flaws that kept the Wayfarer from becoming a huge commercial success, the ship’s versatility made it a well-rounded vessel. It was popular with smugglers who could dump the cargo pod if they needed to avoid customs inspectors. It was also used by Rebel forces as an assault shuttle.“ – Wookieepedia on the Wayfarer-class Medium Transport.

Recommendations: Slow and with the maneuverability of a boat, the quads can pose a serious threat. Use heavy ordinance if destruction is more important than the cargo its carrying.

References: D6 Holocron on the Wayfarer-class medium transport. I toned down the shields and increased the hull strength to make it seem a little less lopsided as vessel. Also, D6 Holocron lists the laser cannon as only forward firing but, looking at the picture, it would appear to me as more of a turret.

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