The 31.5-meter long 578-R Space Transport by Amalgamated Hyperdrive is a modestly designed ship that has its share of manufacturing problems. The Corellian company (Whose full name is Amalgamated Hyperdrive and Refuse Management) goes bankrupt after repeated safety recalls drain the profits built up after initial sales. Though the ship is designed to be modular, many 578-R Space Transports come off assembly lines incomplete. Sometimes a finished ship is missing a crucial piece, such as a hyperdrive motivator or an inertia dampener. Others suffer more subtle problems that are not apparent until a dangerous moment, such as transparisteel viewports coming loose during space travel, or sensor systems burning out during a tricky landing.
Most of the flawed transports are recalled or otherwise removed from the market, but those 578-R Space Transports still in use are a hit with mechanics and outlaw techs that looking to customize a ship and make it their own. Additionally, the 578-R uses components of contemporary Corellian Engineering Corporation designs. In fact, some of the ship's systems are licensed from CEC engineers, so finding replacement parts for the 578-R is exceptionally easy. The Last Resort, a 578-R Space Transport owned by Gorman "Camper" Vandrayk, is an excellent example of one such ship that is modified over a long period of time.
578-R Space Transport Statistics (CL 6) Edit
Colossal Space Transport
Ranged: Laser Cannon +1 (See Below)
Ship Statistics Edit
Crew: 2 (Normal Crew Quality); Passengers: 10
Cargo: 40 Tons; Consumables: 4 Months; Carried Craft: None
Weapon Systems Edit
Attack Bonus: +1 (-4 Autofire), Damage: 4d10x2