Starliner-89 Medium Transport

by Patrick Stutzman

The Starliner-89 was originally designed by Kuat Systems Engineering shortly before the Battle of Yavin IV as an unarmed vessel to carry large amounts of cargo using as few people as possible. The ship had completed its prototype stage and was about to begin full production, when the company was reacquired by Kuat Drive Yards during Palpatine's reign as Emperor. When KSE was sold to another company later, the plans were rediscovered, revised with weapon systems added to allow the crew to provide their own defense and production began almost immediately.

Since the rise of the New Republic, the Starliner-89 has seen good sales, particularly with those small merchant companies that cannot afford to hire large crews to transport their goods. Current estimates are that this ship will continue to be a popular choice throughout the galaxy.

Kuat Systems Engineering
Starliner-89 Medium Transport

Class: Transport Crew: 8 (Normal +2)
Size: Medium (75.4 m long) Initiative: +2 (+0 size, +2 crew)
Hyperdrive: x3 (backup x15) Maneuver: +2 (+0 size, +2 crew)
Passengers: 12 Defense: 20 (+0 size, +10 armor)
Cargo Capacity: 1,500 metric tons Shield Points: 50 (DR 30)
Consumables: 3 months Hull Points: 200 (DR 30)
Cost: 525,000 (new); 210,000 (used)
Maximum Speed in Space: Cruising (4 squares/action)
Atmospheric Speed: 750 km/h (12 squares/action)

Weapon: Escort quadlaser cannons (4); Fire Arc: 1 forward, 1 left, 1 right, 1 rear;
  Attack Bonus: +2 (+0 size, +0 crew, +2 fire control); Damage: 4d10x2;
  Range Modifiers: PB +2, S +0, M -2, L n/a

Weapon: Ion cannons (4); Fire Arc: 1 forward, 1 left, 1 right, 1 rear;
  Attack Bonus: +4 (+0 size, +0 crew, +4 fire control); Damage: 5d10x2
  Range Modifiers: PB +0, S +0, M -2, L n/a