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SoroSuub Transport Systems Nyubba-class Cargo Barge

Although the majority of cargo shipped by SoroSuub is via bulk freighters and container ships, about 20% is transferred about the galaxy in smaller freighters such as the Nyubba-class Cargo Barge.  These are slow, ugly and poorly armed ships: ripe pickings for pirates.  The Nyubba is also highly automated, requiring only two crew (usually one Sullustan and one droid). The Nyubba is particularly unique it that its design allows for additional cargo barges to be fixed to the drive section, fore and aft.  The record for the most barges hauled is 13 over 25 parsecs, held by the Chubby Gundark (crewed by Bungo Bung and 42-RST).  The ship's engines are contained in a pod laterally off set from the drive section's hull, and the ship's bridge is also off to one side (similar to the YT-1300).

Type:                Cargo barge driver w/ barges
Class:                Transport
Cost:                NAFS
Size:                small (+1, 22m)
Initiative:        +3 (+1 size, +2 crew)
Maneuver:        +3 (+1 size, +2 crew)
Crew:                2 (normal +2)
Passengers:        2
Cargo:                200 metric tons
Consumables:        2 months
Hyperdrive:        x2 (backup x16)
Speed:                cruising (4)
Defense:        21 (+1 size, +10 armour)
Shields:        30
Hull:                150
DR:                10

Weaponry:        (2) double laser cannons
Arc:                turrets
Attack bonus:        +6 (+1 size, +2 crew, +3 fire control)
Damage:        4D10x2
Ranges:        +0 / +0 / -- / --

The above statistics are for the cargo barge driver which includes the engine pod and bridge.  Fore and aft of the driver are usually mounted three barges (which are purely for cargo carrying), each barge has 150 hull points and a cargo capacity of 400 metric tons.  The drive section's shields extend to envelope any cargo barges carried. The addition of cargo barges to the drive section degrades the ship's handling (and increases the ship's size).  The DC penalty is imposed to all piloting checks (stunts, initiative, maneuver, etc).
Number
of
cargo____Ship's______DC
barges___size________penalty
1________44m, +1_____+1
2________66m, +0_____+2
3________88m, +0_____+3
4________110m, -1____+4
5________132m, -1____+5
6________154m, -1____+6
7________176m, -1____+7
8________198m, -1____+8
9________220m, -1____+11
10_______242m, -1____+14
11_______264m, -2____+17
12_______286m, -2____+20
13_______308m, -2____+23


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