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Saud Kruger are famed for their range of luxury passenger vessels. This is their top of the line vessel (although they do offer custom built vessels that are bigger) and is capable of carrying passengers in extreme comfort and elegance. For its size and class it’s also quite capable of defending itself.

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Specifications

Manufacturer:
Saud Kruger
Speed:
300 m/s
Boost speed:
380 m/s
Agility:
98
Crew:
2
Cost:
48,539,900 Cr
Base shield:
220 MJ
Base armour:
220
Hull mass:
290 t
Mass-lock factor:
13
Landing pad:
Large


Hardpoints

3
 
Large hardpoint
2
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Medium hardpoint
2
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Medium hardpoint
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount

Internal

5
Power Plant [5E] 
Class 5 Reactor bay
6
Thrusters [6E] 
Class 6 Thruster mounting
5
Frame Shift Drive [5E] 
Class 5 FSD housing
6
Life Support [6E] 
Class 6 Environment control
5
Power Distributor [5E] 
Class 5 Power coupling
4
Sensors [4E] 
Class 4 Sensor suite
5
Fuel Tank [5C] 
Class 5 Fuel store

6
Economy Passenger Cabin [6E] 
Class 6 Internal compartment
5
Economy Passenger Cabin [4E] 
Class 5 Internal compartment
5
Cargo Rack [4E / capacity: 16] 
Class 5 Internal compartment
5
Shield Generator [5E] 
Class 5 Internal compartment
4
Cargo Rack [3E / capacity: 8] 
Class 4 Internal compartment
3
 
Class 3 Internal compartment
2
 
Class 2 Internal compartment
2
Basic Discovery Scanner 
Class 2 Internal compartment

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