Hauler
Small Freighter

Description

The Hauler is Zorgon Peterson's low level entry in the freighter market and has been a big success. A large cargo capacity (for its size), cheap purchase price and low running costs have made these the most popular small cargo ships in human space.

The Hauler is a light freighter that was designed to give pilots a ship with a sizeable cargo hold for a relatively low price. It is not a combat ship however; it is slow for its size, poorly armoured and shielded, and features only a single small weapon hardpoint.

The Hauler is the true start point of most traders' careers; it is the first step up from the Sidewinder that is not a pure combat ship, and is well suited to the trading of rare commodities.

This craft is also good for exploration; with its relatively long jump range when geared for exploring (28.55LY), not only is it affordable for early explorers, but many explorers actively prefer it even when they can afford a more expensive craft. Low overhead in terms of purchase price, outfitting, fuel, maintenance, and even insurance, means high profit. If used correctly, this ship can allow new pilots to turn a large profit quickly.

Specifications

Basic info

Manufacturer: Zorgon Peterson

Dimensions: 28.6L - 26.2W - 10.4H

Landing pad size: Small

Type: Small Freighter

Mass lock factor: 6

Number of seats: 1

Fighter capable: No

Tech specs

Top speed: 200 m/s

Max speed: 232 m/s

Boost speed: 300 m/s

Max boost speed: 348 m/s

Agility: 150

Shields: 50 MJ

Armor: 180

Hull mass: 14 t

Cargo capacity: 8 t

Max cargo: 22 t

Fuel capacity: 4 t

Unladen jump: 9.87 Ly

Max jump: 37.29 Ly

Hardpoints

Utility slots: 2

Small hardpoints: 1

Medium hardpoints: -

Large hardpoints: -

Huge hardpoints: -

Internal compartments

Size 1: 1

Size 2: 1

Size 3: 2

Size 4: -

Size 5: -

Size 6: -

Size 7: -

Size 8: -

Price

Base cost: 52,720 Cr

Insurance: 2,636 Cr

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