Spiral-class Assault Ship
 
 
 
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Name/Model# : Spiral-class Assault Ship
Designer/Manufacturer : Unknown
Combat Designation : Small-Unit Boarding Craft (Note designation is speculated)
Scale : Most likely starfighter
Length : Unknown
Skill : Unknown
Crew Skill : Unknown
Crew : Unknown
Skeleton Crew : Unknown
Troop Capacity : Most likely 6 Troops
Cost of Craft : Unknown
Nav Computer : None
Sublight Speed : 4D
Hyperdrive Rating : None
Hyperdrive Backup : None
Atmospheric Speed : Unknown
Manoeuvrability : 1D+2
Cargo Capacity :

Severely Limited

<Overhead Bins>
Only enough room to stow a knife, blaster pistol, 2 spare ammunition packs, and a medpac.
<Rear Cargo Compartment>
Can hold any two of the following: 2 weeks of emergency rations, up to 4 blaster carbines and extra ammunition packs, 6 medpacs, 24 grenades, and 1 suitcase size package.

Consumables : Unknown
Weapons : 1 Forward Shaped Proton Charge (One-Time use only)
Fire Control: 0D
Range: Impact on target vessel's particle shields
Damage: Disrupts target vessel's particle shields for a fraction of a second
Sensors : Passive : ?
Scan : ?
Search : ?
Focus : ?
Hull Composition : Nose Cone of craft is composed entirely of Sublimating Tekonite
Shields/Hull Rating : Shields 2D+2. Hull 5D
Special Abilities : Stealth Technology, keeps targets from spotting the Spiral Assault Ship until it is too late.
Note : Should there be a flaw in the Trim Jetflow Regulating Subsystem the Spiral will suffer decreased manoeuvrability.

 

    The Spiral-class Assault Ship is a small needle-shaped craft that is specifically designed to quickly insert an assault team to seize control of a targeted ship or station. This single-use only ship is designed to only penetrate non-military vessels or space stations. Once the Spiral's proton charge has detonated on the target's particle shields, it passes through the temporary breach to burn through and bury itself into the target's hull. This assault ship was in service at least after the introduction of the Lancer Frigate into the Imperial Navy.

    Upon collision, the Spiral's nose cone vaporizes, and absorbs nearly 92 percent of the kinetic energy of the impact. Thus insuring the ship's cabin remains virtually intact. Additional protection to the special forces troops and crew is supplied by inertial-damping grav couches. Over 70 percent of the craft is dedicated to the subspace engines and shield generators, giving it power but no grace. Cargo space onboard the craft is severely limited, each trooper can only carry a few small items in an overhead bin and not much more in the rear cargo compartment. Once onboard, vac-suited troopers debark and overwhelm the stunned crew of the target. The target is captured before its crew knows what hit them.

    Unfortunately, the Spiral-class Assault Ship is also used by the Rebellion, since they have been able to capture some of these ships. The most notable use of these ships by the Rebels was their capture of the Container Train Black Ice after the Battle of Yavin.

 
   
Sources: BI***Pg 2, 12-15
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