SoroSuub Transport Systems Nyubba-class Cargo Barge
Although the majority of cargo shipped by SoroSuub is via bulk freighters and container ships, about 20% is transferred about the galaxy in smaller freighters such as the Nyubba-class Cargo Barge. These are slow, ugly and poorly armed ships: ripe pickings for pirates. The Nyubba is also highly automated, requiring only two crew (usually one Sullustan and one droid). The Nyubba is particularly unique it that its design allows for additional cargo barges to be fixed to the drive section, fore and aft. The record for the most barges hauled is 13 over 25 parsecs, held by the Chubby Gundark (crewed by Bungo Bung and 42-RST). The ship's engines are contained in a pod laterally off set from the drive section's hull, and the ship's bridge is also off to one side (similar to the YT-1300).
Craft: SoroSuub Transport Systems Nyubba-class Cargo Barge
Type: Cargo barge driver w/ barges
Skill: Space Transports
Crew Skill: Space Transport Piloting 4D, Starship Shields 3D+2
Cargo Capacity: 200 metric tons
Consumables: 2 months
Cost: Not Available for sale
Hyperdrive multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive backup: x16
Nav computer: yes
Atmosphere: 225 (650 kph)
-Weaponry: (2) double laser cannons
Fire Arc: turrets
Skill: Starship Gunnery
Fire control: 2D
Space range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere range: 100-300/1.2/2.5km
The above statistics are for the cargo barge driver which includes the engine pod and bridge. Fore and aft of the driver are usually mounted three barges (which are purely for cargo carrying), each barge has a hull of 5D and a cargo capacity of 400 metric tons. The drive section's shields extend to envelope any cargo barges carried.
The addition of cargo barges to the drive section degrades the ship's handling (and increases the ship's size). This penalty is imposed to all piloting checks.
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