Name: Tagge Industries Shipyards Limited MIning Explorer
Length: 500 meters
Skill: Capital Ship Piloting: MIning Explorer
Crew: 204; Skeleton: 28/+10
Crew Skill: Capital Ship Piloting 5D, Capital Ship Gunnery 5D, Starship Gunnery 5D, Starship Shields 4D, Astrogation 4D
Passengers/Security: 50 (or 2000 in passenger configuration)
Cargo Capacity: 4,000 tonnes (in cargo configuration)
Consumables: 2 Years
Cost: Not for sale to civilians
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x16
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 230; 700 kmh
Dozen TIE/LN starfighter, At least one shuttle, with space for one more.
Six Double Turbolaser Turrets
Fire Arc: Turret
Skill: Capital Ship Gunnery
Fire Control: 1D+2
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmospheric Range: 2-6/24/50 Km
3 Laser Turrets
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship Gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Description: A Mining Explorer was a large utility craft used for research and exploration.
The ships were clad with a green-colored hull and had an array of three engines at the stern. Hangars were located towards the mid-section of the vessel. A Mining Explorer was about 500 meters long, if we consider the shadow the vessel projects over a Tagge Battle Cruiser. The ships were capable of operating in most of the planetary atmospheres.
The ships were used by the Tagge Mining Company, a subsidiary of Tagge Company. They were originally designed when other megacorporations refused to provide ships to Tagge Company in an effort to stifle their business. They served as bulk freighters/survey ships/colony transports. However its main use in the outer rim was the search of spice, hence its nickname "Spice Sniffer", deploying probes from the great ventral bay.
Baron Orman Tagge and his sister Domina often used a Mining Explorer as their flagships.
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