:HEADER Merchant Subsidized Merchant R-DA11, TL 10, 400 tons, MCr 96.2
 
 :COMMENTS
Using a 400-ton hull, the subsidized merchant (nicknamed fat trader) is a trading vessel intended to meet the commercial needs of clusters of worlds. It has jump drive-B, maneuver drive-B, and power plant-B, giving performance of jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 44 tons supports the power plant for one month and allows one jump-1. Fuel scoops and fuel intakes are included. Installed on the bridge is a computer Model/1 and a default sensor suite. There are thirteen staterooms, nine low berths, and a small medical clinic. The ship has two hardpoints, but no weapons are mounted. There is one ship's vehicle: a 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 200 tons. The ship has an airframe hull, and can land on uneven terrain.

The fat trader requires a crew of five: pilot, navigator, engineer, medic, and steward. Up to two gunners may be added. The pilot operates the launch. The ship can carry eight high or middle passengers and thirteen low passengers.

:HISTORY

:DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 400 Airframe Hull, lifters 34 A, lifters 40 Jump Fuel (1 parsec) 0 J1, 40t/pc 4 Plant Fuel (one month) 0 one month 4 Landing legs with pads 4 7 PowerPlant-1 (B) 7 P 1 15 Jump Drive-1 (B) 15 J 1 3 Maneuver Drive-1 (B) 6 1 G 1 Fuel Scoops 100t/hr 0.1 100t/hr 1 Fuel Intakes 40t/hr 0.1 40t/hr 2 2 AR T1 Empty 0.4 0 AV=10. 1 Kinetic Plate 0 2 Life Support Long Term 2 40 person-months 1 Life Support Luxury 1 10 high passengers 4.5 9 Low Berth 0.9 1 passenger 1 2 Crew Shared Fresher 1 4 crew 48 8 Luxury Stateroom 3.2 1 passenger + fresher 10 5 Crew Stateroom 0.5 1 crew 1 Computer Model/1 std 1.5 2 Clinic 1 200 Cargo Hold Basic 0 20 Launch 16 1 Streamlined Bracket 2 12 3 Crew Lounge 0 8 2 Passenger Lounge 0 10 Spacious Controls 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 398 TOTALS 96