XKI Bulk Freighter
The XKI itself is an extremely elaborate design. The forward section houses
all the crew quarters, storage bays, the bridge, mess hall, etc while the
special pod is housed on the far end of the ship in a compartment of its
own. A long corridor connects the two sections with a single walkway leading
down the center of it to allow access to the modular cargo/passenger pod.
The ship is propelled by four Setec 12S ion drive engines that are jutting
from the forward section in pairs on either side of the ship.
The aft pod section of the ship makes the XKI much more adaptable than the
slightly older XKH vessels. In the XKH ships, the entire ship is built off
of the same basic design with modifications made to fit the tasks that it
would be required to perform. However, this is not the case in the XKI. The
XKI was designed to fit several modulars, each specialized in its own way.
The Palvar Defense Force commonly uses troop pods, cargo pods, hospital
pods, and hazardous material pods on all the XKIs that are currently serving
in the PDF fleet.
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Model: Kashan Systems' Troop Pod (TP)
Passengers: 750 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 1,450 metric tons
The troop pod is designed to transport 750 soldiers and their equipment to
and from combat zones. The troop pods are only seen in limited numbers,
with only half a dozen ever constructed and only one of those actually
seeing use in its intended role.
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Model: Kashan Systems' Cargo Pod (CP)
Cargo Capacity: 25,000 metric tons
The cargo pod is the most common of the XKI pods currently being
constructed. They are generally found on up to 90% of all XKI vessels
at any one time and are often dropped into orbit of their destination
planet or in deep space for pick up by a local ship to all the XKI
to return for another run.
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Model: Kashan Systems' Mobile Medical Facility Pod (MMFP)
Passengers: 490 (patients), 55 (medical staff)
Cargo Capacity: 300 metric tons
Only one of the mobile medical facility pods were constructed, and it is
currently serving on the XKI-MMFP Altair permantly with the main Palvar
Defense Force Fleet.
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Hazardous Material Pod
Model: Kashan Systems' HazMat Pod (HMP)
Cargo Capacity: 2,000 metric tons
The hazardous material pod is based off of the standard XKI cargo pod, with
special containment areas meant for storing unstable, or radioactive
materials with minimul risk to the crew. On all XKI-HMPs in service (there
are currently two of this variant), the pods were permantly fixed onto the
XKI and special scuttling charges were fitted along the long corridor that
can safely destroy the corridor linking the pod and the main part of the
vessel, with no damage to either one in case of an emergency.
Note that XKI is the basic vessel with no pod attached, if a pod is attached
the standard registration code of the vessel changes to XKI-. For
example, if a hazardous material pod were added to an XKI, the registration
code would change to XKI-HMP, thus denoting the type of cargo the vessel
may be hauling.
Craft: Kashan Systems' XKI Bulk Freighter
Type: Modular bulk transport
Length: 177 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: XKI
Crew: 8, gunners: 10, skeleton: 2/+5
Crew Skill: Varies
Passengers: 2 (forward section), Varies (pod; see below)
Cargo Capacity: 500 metric tons (forward section), Varies (pod; see below)
Consumables: 7 months
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x9
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 0D (1D without pod)
Space: 3 (4 without pod)
Atmosphere: 280; 800 kmh
Fire Arc: 1 front/left, 1 front/right, 1 left/back/right
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75
Atmosphere Range: 6-30/70/150 km
4 Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: Turret
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 4D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
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