Craft: Falcon Drive Yards YX-950 Industrial Freighter
Type: Industrial freighter
Length: 124 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: YX-950
Crew: 10, gunners, skeleton: 2/+10
Cargo Capacity: 700 metric tons
Consumables: 4 months
Cost: 190,000 (new)
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1.2
Hyperdrive Backup: x10
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 280; 800 kmh
— Passive: 20/0D
— Scan: 30/1D
— Search: 40/1D+2
— Focus: 1/2D
Background: A relatively common vessel prior to the Clone Wars, but after the collapse of the Republic, they are all but banned by the new Galactic Empire under the cover story that the power plant of the YX-950 was unstable and a potential safety hazard to its occupants as well as well as any shipyard facility it was docked at. In truth, the opposite was true. The YX-950 was only a threat to the Empire because it’s reactor system was so reliable. Like other Corellian freighter designs the YX-950 had a relatively massive decentralized reactor that could power over-sized engines and give it incredible durability for a ship of it’s size. It could also power a number of onboard facilities such as refineries for fuel and raw materials as well as fabrication base. This power output could easily be converted to support capital-scale weapons and was spread out across the ship making it difficult to destroy the entire power system simultaneously, making the ship capable of engaging Imperial frigates.
A YSB utility transport was preinstalled in the YX-950. Though the YX-950 is capable of landing, most space ports either couldn’t accommodate a ship of it size or charge prohibitive fees to discourage landing such a ship. That is where the YSB utility transport comes in. It has most of the features of a YT-style ship, but it is designed with short ferry flights in mind rather than long distance freight pushing like the YT-1300. The YSB is not designed to function independently as it has a less robust hyperdrive and and lower powered engines when compared with a YT-style freight, but its more than enough to carry personnel, equipment, and light cargo between the YT-950 and a planet’s surface. They are not unpopular ships in their own right and can easily be modified into a more capable and independent ship.
As the model of ship became increasingly rare in Imperial space, seasoned captains took their ship’s and their businesses as far from the Empire as they could. The demand for industrial freighters wasn’t as high in the low population Fringe regions and a number of these vessels would find their way into the growing Alliance fleet.