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.

Craft: Kuat Systems Engineering Starliner-89 Medium Transport
Type: Stock medium freighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 75.4 meters
Consumables: 3 months
Cost: 525,000 credits
Crew: 8
  Full: 12
  Gunners: 8
  Skeleton: 2
Passengers: 12
Cargo Capacity: 1,500 metric tons
Hyperdrive: X3
  Backup: X15
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 0D
Space: 3 (1D+2 - sublight speed in 1st ed. rules)
Atmosphere: 260:750 kmh
Hull: 6D+2
Shields: 1D+2
  Passive - 0D/20
  Scan - 1D/40
  Search - 2D/55
  Focus - 3D/2

  4x Escort quadlaser cannons
    Fire Arcs: 1 F, 1 L, 1 R, 1 A
    Crew: 1(4)
    Fire Control: 1D
    Damage: 6D
    Space Range: 1-3/12/25
    Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2km/2.5km

  4x Ion cannons
    Fire Arcs: 1 F, 1 L, 1 R, 1 A
    Crew: 1(4)
    Fire Control: 2D
    Damage: 5D
    Space Range: 1-3/7/36
    Atmosphere Range: 100-300/700/3.6km