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Space Transports

Guardian-class light cruiser

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Craft: Sienar Fleet Systems Guardian-class light cruiser
Type: Special Operations Vessel
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 42 meters
Skill: Space transports: Guardian-class light cruiser
Crew: 6, gunners: 4, skeleton 3/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 5D, space transports 5D, starship gunnery 4D+1, starship shields 4D
Passengers: 16 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 150 metric tons
Consumables: 3 months
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Hyperdrive Backup: x10
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 2D
Space: 10
Atmosphere: 415; 1,200 kmh
Hull: 5D
Shields: 2D
Passive: 30/1D
Scan: 60/2D
Search: 90/4D
Focus: 4/4D+1

Stealth: +2D sensor difficulties
4 Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: 2 front, 2 turret
Crew: 1
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D+2
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 5D

Background: Also known as the ISB Operations Ship, the fast, heavily-defended, and extremely well armed, the Guardian-class was designed to patrol the remote and hostile systems at the edges of Imperial space unescorted and for prolonged amounts of time. More than capable of handling freight traffic, smugglers, and pirates, the Guardian was not well equipped for large-scale boarding actions as it lacked the space for a sizable boarding party, with crews often opting to simply destroy targets in true Imperial fashion. To assist in interdiction and customs, Guardians could be outfitted with external docking points to carry TIE Fighters; however, these fighters reduced maneuverability noticeably.

One of the primary users of the Guardian-class was the Imperial Security Bureau, the infamous branch of the Imperial Navy. Such ships are used when ISB agents were on secret undercover missions, what is usually the case. Seen from the exterior, there are no differences to the Guardian-class cruisers, only some interior modifications have been made. The crew size has been reduced, thus making place for a small boarding party of two squads. The sublight speed and sensor stealth guarantee an efficient operating during the missions the ISB undertakes.

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