Name: Assan Citizen Mover Shuttle
Type: Assan Citizen Mover Kit Shuttle
Skill: Space Transports - Citizen Mover
Crew Skill: Varies
Consumables: 4 months
Cost: 30,000 (new, 3 unassembled kits)
Cargo Capacity: 20 tons
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x4
Hyperdrive Backup: x20
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 250; 745kmh
Manueverability: 2d atmosphere, 0d space
Description: With the mixed success of its Citizen Soldier Planetary Starfighter, the Assan Aeroplane Company decided to create a shuttle as well, in order to help those people and planets lacking in spacegoing transportation. The Citizen Mover is designed incorporating as much inexpensive pre-nuclear technology as possible such that it can be produced and shipped in parts from small or primitive worlds to keep costs down. The modern technology is also chosen with an eye to cost, and the resulting craft is slow, unarmed, unshielded, and has a limited cargo capacity for its size, and looks like a pre-space atmospheric craft. The large wings make it surprisingly manueverable in atmosphere despite its extremely basic repulsors and manuevering jets.
Citizen Movers are frequently decoratively painted and have a polished look, as Assan Aeroplane Company and its native workers are proud of and motivated toward the goal the starship represents, and often the purchasers decorate them as a matter of national or cultural pride. Assan only sells the Citizen Mover to legitimate enterprises, governments and other groups, selling them in lots of 3 (a kit weighs 30 tonnes, so 3 kits is 90 tonnes, a full load for many light freighters) in standard shipping crates. Assan is also working on a 'work to buy' program, where prospective customers enter into contracts with Assan to supply labor and other materials in exchange for Citizen Movers, as many primitive societies Assan wishes to supply with Citizen Movers lack credits and other hard currency.
Citizen Movers are quite popular and are fast becoming a common sight, though due to low margins Assan is not becoming rich off there sales. Though they would be easy targets, Citizen Movers are rarely hassled by pirates who generally believe nothing valuable would be on them.
Citizen Movers require 2 months, proper tools and facilities, and a Easy Space Transports repair roll to build.