Craft: Corellian Engineering Corporation’s HWK-290
Type: Armed Scout / Courier
Length: 19 meters
Skill: Starship Piloting: HWK-290
Crew: 2 (Pilot / Gunner)
Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D+2, Gunnery 4D, Piloting 5D+1, Shields 3D, Sensors 4D+1
Cargo Capacity: 1 metric ton
Consumables: 2 months
Cost: 135,000 (new), 75,000 (used)
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Hyperdrive Backup: x12
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 350; 1,000km/h
2 Heavy Laser Cannon (Fire-Linked)
Fire Arc: Turret (Forward if operated by Pilot)
Crew: 1 (Gunner or Pilot)
Skill: Starship Gunnery
Fire Control: 3D (1D if operated by Pilot)
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100m-300m/1.2km/2.5km
1 Proton Torpedo Launcher
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 2-12/30/60
Atmosphere Range: 4-24/60/120 km
Game Notes: The HWK-290’s design blocks the pilot’s view in the Front Fire Arc. This is compensated for by an in-cockpit hologram display or an after-market pair of holoscope goggles to allow normal operation. However, if the ship’s sensors are disabled (or if the pilot isn’t wearing the holo-scope goggles), all Piloting Difficulties increase by +10.
Background: The Moldy Crow was a modified HWK-290 light freighter, built circa 10 BBY. It was part of the Corellian Engineering Corporation’s Hawk series of transports.
One of the ship’s earliest owners was the smuggler Roark Garnet, who used it until he inherited the Dorion Discus from his dead gunslinging sister, Neena. He used the Crow as payment for debts incurred to Grappa the Hutt.
It was eventually stolen from Grappa by Dace Bonearm and IG-72. The Moldy Crow was subsequently abandoned on the planet Teth after the two hunters used it as a decoy to capture Rebel commander Winfrid Dagore and claim the Imperial bounty on her. The Crow then fell into the hands of Lieutenant Palob Godalhi, who gave up the beat-up freighter to the Rebel Dreadnaught New Hope.
In the hands of the Rebels, the Crow was refitted and acquired by Kyle Katarn for use during the Mission to Danuta. Kyle would grow attached to the ship, and would utilize it later in his mission to destroy the dark trooper project. More often than not, though, it was Jan Ors, Kyle’s partner and mission coordinator, who piloted the ship for pick-up and drop-off.
The Crow was later captured on Ruusan by Jerec’s forces and held onboard the Sulon Star during Kyle’s and Jan’s mission on the planet. When the Star’s support systems were damaged, Kyle managed to reach his ship in the hangar and escape the disaster. However, the shockwave of the larger ship’s explosion was too strong, and the Crow crashed near the Valley of the Jedi. She was soon replaced by Kyle’s new ship, the Raven’s Claw.