Dreevar-class shuttle

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The Dreevar-class shuttle is a standard light utility craft in common use throughout the Imperial military.

Description

The Dreevar-class shuttle is based on a standard rectangular prism design with a short central dorsal stationary wing flanked by a pair of short horizontal wings.

The Dreevar was designed as both a cargo and troop transport and can carry 80 tons or 20 soldiers. It also has a crew of six: a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, communications officer, and gunner. A shuttle can also be piloted by a skeleton crew consisting of a single officer during emergencies. It is also equipped with an Eicharon particle engine, since its mission profile involves travelling across the galaxy.

The Dreevar is reasonably well-armed, with three double blaster cannons (one rear-mounted), and two double laser cannons. The military version built by Cirne Spaceworks was armed with ten laser cannons. It is also protected by a powerful deflector shield which is powered by multiple generators. A Dreevar is covered by a heavily reinforced hull capable of deflecting laser fire. The shuttle-class is so well armed that it is able to travel across the galaxy without an escort, thus making it suitable for covert operations.

History

It was designed by former Cirne Spaceworks employees who were lured away by Ard'is Fleet Systems which promised them high salaries, a portion of future profits and even personal star yachts. Although these shuttles were primarily manufactured by Ard'is, Cirne was subcontracted to build a more heavily armed military version. It was the immediate successor of the Kovian-class shuttle.

The Dreevar-class shuttle is used to transport officers between ships in a fleet. The Dreevar is also favoured by Imperial personnel because it is heavily armed and shielded. Thus, the vehicle class finds itself used by key Imperial officials including Emperor Altharra himself. These high-ranking officials often convert the cargo space into personal quarters and equip them with secure HoloNet transceivers directly connected to Valcaria.

Production information

Technical specifications

  • Length: 20 meters
  • Maximum acceleration: 1,400 G
  • Maximum speed (atmosphere): 850 km/h
  • Shielding: Multiple shield generators
  • Hull: Reinforced durasteel/carbon fiber hull
  • Armament:
  • Crew: 6 crew:
    • Pilot (1)
    • Co-pilot (1)
    • Navigator (1)
    • Gunner (1)
    • Communications officer (1)
    • Engineer (1)
  • Minimum crew: 1
  • Passengers: Standard:
    • 20 passengers
  • Alternate configuration:
    • 8 passengers in staterooms
  • Cargo capacity: 80 metric tons (without passengers)
  • Consumables: 2 months
  • Other systems: HoloNet transciever (in some Imperial VIP models)

Usage

  • Role(s):
    • Personnel shuttle
    • Cargo transport
    • Defense forces
    • Rescue craft
    • Escape vessel