YT-2600 Light Freighter (Prototype)
The YT-2600 marked the beginning of a new generation of YT-series freighters. The earlier YT-2500 series introduced following the Battle of Endor and its derivatives had run their course in terms of design and performance and CEC felt that it was the right moment to introduce their new craft. Relying on the recognition associated with one of the most famous CEC ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, the YT-2600 used the basic hull lines of the popular YT-1300. Despite the classic look the new design was no slouch and represented a major leap forward in performance over the older design.
A sleek hull and at the time of its introduction the fastest ship in the YT-series gave the YT-2600 a certain aesthetic as a high performance craft with a speed comparable to many starfighters of the Galactic Civil War era and one of the best hyperdrives aboard any freighter on the legal civilian market. To prove a point on their new product, CEC entered the YT-2600 into several speed trials and broke official sublight and lightspeed records, putting to rest any fears that the design's classic lines might be indicative of an archaic ship. Knowing their market, CEC made sure to sell the craft with as much modular capacity as possible, enabling owners to make extensive modifications to their craft should they desire to do so. A powerful generator ensured that buyers could easily upgrade any number of systems on the freighter for their purposes, legal or otherwise.
The YT-2600 quickly became a favorite on the galactic markets and CEC had to sub-contract out to several smaller manufacturers to meet demand for the new ship. The stock configuration carried two dual laser turrets mounted on ventral and dorsal mounts, and powerful shielding though there were several more unused weapon hardpoints that could easily be filled with other weapons. Like many craft in the YT-series it was unusual to find any two craft exactly identical as many users upgraded and customized their craft to suit personal tastes and preferences. The success of the YT-2600 ensured that the new series of CEC light freighters would continue and plans were drawn up for several more designs within the YT-2600 lineage with speculation that CEC might make use of the full 2600 range and rumors that the first derivative design would be online before the YT-2600 had reached its five year anniversary.
Silhouette: 4; Speed: 4; Handling: +0; Shields: 1/0/0/1; Armor: 4; HT Threshold: 28; SS Threshold: 22.w
Hull Type/Class: Freighter/YT-2600.
Manufacturer: Corellian Engineering Corporation.
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 1, Backup: Class 10.
Sensor Range: Short.
Ship’s Complement: One pilot, one co-pilot/engineer.
Encumbrance Capacity: 165.
Passenger Capacity: 6.
Consumables: 2 months.
Price / Rarity: 420,000 credits/6.
Customization Hardpoints: 5.
Weapons: One dorsal and one ventral turret-mounted dual heavy laser cannon (Fire Arc All; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Short]; Linked 1).
Prototype: Once per session, a character may remove Despair from a Piloting or Mechanics check they make using the ship. The GM may then add Despair to a subsequent roll any character makes using the ship for that session.
Max. Atmospheric Speed: 865km/h