Bandit spacecrafts are generally modified versions of older U.N. and merchant spacecrafts. Once in a while, bandits do capture more recent equipment. Lately, the bandits have been able to secure fighters and cyberoids from unknown sources.
The bandit's Birdie is a modification of the U.N. SF-10 Birdy. The bandits modifies it by mounting a rocket launcher beneith the original birdy. With this modification, the Birdie can no longer fly in atmosphere. And it becomes less agile and less manuverable. The range of the fighter is decreased because of the increase in mass and drag.
Profile Crew: One Purpose: Dogfighting Designer: Aero Dynamix Manufacturer: Engine Dynamix Engine: Engine Dynamix 340S Speed: Mach 2 Range: 2104 miles
Nose Cannon Actions: 1 Damage: 1d10 SkDP Payload: 50 rounds per cannon Range: 10 miles Rocket Launcher Actions: 2 Damage: 1d30 SkDP Payload: 6 rockets Range: 30 miles
Toughness Body: 50 hDP Wing: 15 hDP Booster: 35 hDP each Random Hit Location (1d4) 1 Body 2 Wing 3 Left Booster 4 Right Booster
Nuclear Thermal Rocket Vehicle
The nuclear thermal rocket vehicle has been the primary crew/cargo transport for a long time. It has two large cargo bays that provides plenty of capacity for merchant goods. Using nuclear rocket engines, the rocket vehicle has the ability to travel from Earth to Mars within four months, to travel from Mars to Earth in eight months, and to provide artificial gravity for the crew during the entire trip.
This rocket vehicle is the bandits' favorite prey due to its large cargo space and potentially large quantity of cargo. It also helps the bandits travel quickly between the asteroid belt and the Mars colonies. The cargo bays can hold a maximum of eight Birdies or four cyberoids in each bay. When the bay doors are closed, it is hard to tell whether the nuclear rocket vehicle is a legitimate merchant vessel or a bandit cruiser. Its crew compose of one pilot, one navigator, and one communication officer. There are enough space on-board for twenty-seven passengers.
Profile Crew: 3 Passengers: Up to 27 Designer: NASA Manufacturer: Robotic Science Engine: Nuclear Rocket Toughness Main Body: 100 kDP Bay Door: 10 kDP