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Space Transports

PB-950 Patrol Boat

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Craft: Corellian PB-950
Type: Stock patrol boat
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 37 meters
Skill: Space transports: PB-950 patrol boat
Crew: 2, gunners: 2
Crew Skill: varies, typically 3D-5D
Passengers: 8
Cargo Capacity: 180 metric tons
Consumables: 3 months
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Hyperdrive Backup: x12
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 8
Atmosphere: 365; 1,050 kmh
Hull: 5D
Shields: 3D
Sensors:
Passive: 30/1D
Scan: 60/2D
Search: 90/4D
Focus: 4/4D+1

Weapons:

Quad Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 1
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 5D

Concussion Missile Tube
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 1
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1/3/7
Atmosphere Range: 50-100/300/700
Damage: 9D

2 Medium Ion Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Crew: 1 (pilot or co-pilot)
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-3/7/36
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/700/3.6 km
Damage: 4D

Background: The PB-950 Patrol Boat was a patrol craft produced by Corellian Engineering Corporation for three hundred years until the end of the Clone Wars. A rugged and reliable ship, the clunky PB-950 was known for its ability to withstand considerable punishment due to its double-hulled design. In addition, despite the ship’s age, its armament sported enough firepower to deal with smugglers and pirates, its stock ion cannons being used to immobilize boats before they could escape.

Due to these qualities, while the ship declined in dedicated military use, the boat remained popular with smugglers and pirates alike, who appreciated its robust design.

However, the ship’s age made replacement parts scarce and expensive. To counter prohibitive costs, many private owners elected to entirely replace damaged components with modern equivalents rather than attempt to procure original parts. As a result, ships such as the Lumrunner were often extensively upgraded and modified compared to their stock Clone Wars era counterparts.

Seeing widespread use during the Old Republic as a system defense and customs interdiction vessel, the series’ sturdy design and reliability were a welcome addition to many system and sector fleets.

Despite seeing a last surge of popularity at the onset of the Clone Wars before production was halted to make way for the larger and more powerful Light corvette, there are still tens of thousands of patrol boats in operation rounding out Imperial Customs forces and system defense forces throughout the Galactic Empire, with the Corellians employing these craft during the original Corellian Crisis.

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