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Space Transports

YV-929 Armed Freighter

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Craft: Corellian Engineering Corporation YV-929 Armed Freighter
Type: Light freighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 22 meters
Skill: Space transports: YV-929
Crew: 2 (pilot, co-pilot); gunners: 2
Crew Skill: Varies widely
Passengers: 6
Cargo Capacity: 150 metric tons
Consumables: 6 months
Cost: 380,000 (new), 100,000 (used)
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x12
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 5
Atmosphere: 350; 1,000 kmh
Hull: 1D
Shields: 4D
Passive: 10/0D
Scan: 25/1D
Search: 40/2D
Focus: 2/3D

2 Triple Light Blaster Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Turret
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-5/10/17
Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1/1.7 km
Damage: 4D+2
2 Twin Light Ion Cannons (fire-linked)
Fire Arc: Front, left, right
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/7/36
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/700/3.6 km
Damage: 4D+1
3 Concussion Missile Launchers (10 missiles each)
Fire Arc: 2 front, 1 rear
Skill: starship gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1/3/7
Atmosphere Range: 50-100/300/700
Damage: 9D

Background: The YV-929 armed freighter was a 22-meter-long light freighter produced by Corellian Engineering Corporation. It used the same forward cockpit structure as the much larger YV-100 light freighter.

Unlike most CEC freighters, which came off the assembly lines with minimal weaponry, the YV-929 was designed from the start to be heavily armed for defense against pirate and Rebel raids, and also featured very strong shields.

The YV-929 was armed with two dual turbolasers, dual ion cannon turret beneath the cockpit, two triple blasters mounted on stubby wings, and four concussion missile launchers, half of which fired to the aft.

Despite its compact size and heavy armament, the YV-929 was still able to carry 150 metric tons of cargo.

Not surprisingly, the YV-929 was often used by the very Rebels and pirate groups it was designed to defend against. The second most common user of the design was the Corporate Sector Authority.

It was often referred to as a “flying brick”. The Empire often sanctioned or fined CEC for selling the freighters to various third parties such as the Rebel Alliance.

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