:HEADER Merchant Subsidized Merchant R-DA11, TL 13, 400 tons, MCr 98.8
 
 :COMMENTS
The Subsidized Merchant is a common sight across the Third Imperium. Built on a TL 13, 400 ton Airframe hull, the ship has Drives and Plant-B, giving Jump-1 and 1G of accelleration. Fuel tankage is provided for one jump-1 and one month of operations. Fuel scoops and water intakes are available for wilderness refuelling. Two hardpoints are available but no weapons are installed.

The ship operates with a crew of 5: Pilot, Astrogator, Steward, Engineer, and Medic. Staterooms are available for up to 8 High Passengers, and there are 9 low berths. Adjacent to the bridge is a Computer Model 1/std.

The lower through-hull deck holds 212 tons of cargo, and landing legs allow both rough terrain landings and raising/lowering the cargo deck to meet loading ramps.

Attached to a streamlined bracket on top of the vessel is a standard 20 ton Launch.

:HISTORY

:DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 400 Airframe Hull 30 A 40 Jump Fuel (1 parsec) 0 J1, 40t/pc 4 Plant Fuel (one month) 0 one month 0 Jump Grid 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 Purifiers 4t/hr 1 4t/hr 1 Computer Model/1 std 1.5 10 5 Crew Stateroom 0.5 1 crew 1 2 Crew Shared Fresher 1 4 crew 20 Launch 16 16 8 Standard Stateroom 0.8 1 passenger 1 2 Shared Fresher 1 4 passengers 2 2 Life Support Standard 2 10 crew 0.5 Medical Console 0.5 30 Passenger Lounge 0 1 Fuel Intakes 40t/hr 0.1 40t/hr 0 AV=13. 1 Kinetic Plate 0 4.5 9 Low Berth 0.9 1 passenger 2 2 AR T2 Empty 1 2 2 Hardpoint Empty 0 8 2 Crew Lounge 0 1 Life Support Standard 1 10 person-months 1 Life Support Luxury 1 10 high passengers 1 Life Support Adaptable 1 10 sophonts 1 Streamlined Launch Bracket 2 up to 35t 212 Cargo Hold Basic 0 4 Landing legs with pads 4 10 Standard Controls 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 400 TOTALS 97