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Sundowner-Class Free Trader

design by Lewis Roberts

Pre-Collapse: The Sundowner-Class Free Trader was a common sight in the Solomani Confederation. It was the standard tramp freighter hauling freight on the fringes and to worlds far off the beaten path. It carried freight and passengers between the various member states, and between individual worlds.

New Era: Four of these craft are known to exist in RC space, all four are owned by Transstar; the Hokka, der Krieger, the Zauberer, and the Skakac. Transstar was able to store these ships through the collapse, and once contact was made with the Hiver, they were able to buy new parts, and start flying them again. To prevent Virus from taking over, the controls were redone, and an additional engineer is stationed aboard. To make room for the extra workstation, the engineer's fresher and storage closet were converted into workspace. The new workspace isn't very pretty, and the junior engineer on board is assigned to the "Head station."

Solomani Space: Ships of this class were found throughout Confederation space, and many are sure to survive in places like the Near Bootes Confederation, the Terran Republic, and the League of Dingir. See PERI for more details on these Empires. The Terran Republic and the League of Dingir are listed under Children of Earth.

Sundowner-Class Free Trader

General Data

Displacement: 400 tons Hull Armor: 40
Length: 66 meters Volume: 5600m3
Price: 146.67 MCr Target Size: S
Configuration: Needle SL Tech Level: 14
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): ?/?

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 250 MW Fusion Power Plant. 1 year duration, Fuel Scoops Fitted
Jump Performance: 2 (1120m3J-2/ 560m3 J-1)
G-Rating: 2 (Thrusters
G-Turns: Na
Fuel Tankage: 1120 m3 plus 25 m3 reserved for power plant
Maint: ??


Computer: 3x TL 14 Std Computers
Commo: 30,000 km Radio, 30,000 km Maser
Avionics: TL-10+ Avionics
Sensors: 30,000 km AEMS, 60,000 km PEMS
Controls: Flight Deck with 3 workstations, plus 1 in engineering


Defensive: None
Master Fire Directors: None


Life Support: Extended
Grav Compensation: 2 Gs
Crew(Unarmed): Pilot, Astrogator, 2xEngineer
Crew Accommodations: 4 Small Staterooms
Passenger Accommodations: 9 Small Staterooms
Cargo: 3317m3 (Std Auto) 3310m3 (Low Auto)
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: 4


Fuel scoops fitted, with a purification plant.

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