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Space Transports

Gozanti-class Cruiser

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Craft: Gozanti-class Cruiser
Type: Cruiser transport
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 41.8 meters
Skill: Space transports: Gozanti
Crew: 12, skeleton: 2/+10
Passengers: 12
Cargo Capacity: 75 metric tons
Consumables: 1 month
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3
Hyperdrive Backup: x21
Nav Computer: Y
Space: 1
Atmosphere: 111; 400 kmh
Hull: 6D
Shields: 2D
Passive: 10/0D
Scan: 25/1D
Search: 50/2D
Focus: 3/3D

4 Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Turret (Retractable)
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 4D
2 Quad Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: Turret (Retractable)
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 4D+1
Proton Torpedo Launchers (8 missiles)
Fire Arc: Front
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 2-12/30/60
Atmosphere Range: 4-24/60/120 km
Damage: 9D

Background: The Gozanti Cruiser, also known as the Gozanti-class armed transport, was a slow but powerful independent transport designed by Corellian Engineering Corporation.

Powerful and reliable, the Gozanti was described as a flying fortress, being built for durability and firepower over cargo capacity and speed.

Designed by the Corellian Engineering Corporation, few were actually built by CEC; instead, the design was leased to numerous other companies for construction, notably Gallofree Yards, Inc.

First produced during the Old Republic, the ship was made intentionally slow to prove to Republic Inspectors that the ship couldn’t be used as a pirate vessel. And, though the ship was used by many independent organizations, including Hutts and a number of crime lords, it was never used in a direct act of piracy.

With difficulty, better performance could be coaxed out of the vessel, as many were refurbished into capable warships by the resource strapped Rebellion during the Galactic Civil War – with Rebellion engineers bringing many up to a level that allowed them to operate with respectable effectiveness in modern combat. Ultimately, the Rebellion deployed Gozantis as escort vessels, in line with their original design, and as capital ships in times of desperate need.

Well-armored, these vessels were notoriously difficult to board, much to the consternation of many a space pirate, and were equipped with unusually heavy armor and hull bracing. Armed with heavy retractable weaponry including four laser cannons, two quad laser cannon turrets and a proton torpedo launcher, the Gozanti was more than a match for casual pirates using second rate tech and retrofitted transports.

Primarily used by merchants, militaries and mercenaries throughout the galaxy to defend cargo vessels from piracy, a few were used as diplomatic vessels, and were popular choices for mobile command centers. When a Gozanti did fall into the hands of a criminal, they were inevitably turned into prison ships and or highly secure personal transports on account of their speed.

The cruisers could carry twelve passengers and the crew consisted of a pilot, co-pilot, communications/sensor operator, two loadmasters, and six gunners.

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