Solar Wind (modified XS-800 light freighter)


Craft: Corellian Engineering Corp. XS-800 Light Freighter
Affiliation: General
Era: Rebellion
Source: Stock Ships (pages 21-23)
Type: Light freighter
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 30.2 meters
Skill: Space transports: XS-800
Crew: 1 to 2 (can coordinate)
Passengers: 8
Cargo Capacity: 95.55 metric tons
Consumables: 2 months
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x15
Nav Computer: Yes
Maneuverability: 2D
Space: 6
Atmosphere: 220; 650 kmh
Hull: 4D
Shields: 1D+2
Passive: 30/2D
Scan: 50/2D
Search: 70/4D
Focus: 4/5D
Double Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 4D
Heavy Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Starship gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
Damage: 4D
Ship Computer:
Rating: 1
Memory: 3D
Life Form Indicators
Other Equipment:
Sensor Jammer: +2
Mishap Modifier:
Hyperdrive: +1
Shields: +1
Energy Weapons: +1

Ghtroc 700 Series Escape Pod
Craft: Ghtroc Class 700 Escape Pod
Type: Escape Pod
Scale: Speeder
Length: 6.8 meters
Skill: Space transports: Ghtroc class 700 Escape Pod
Crew: 1
Passengers: 5 seated + 1 on floor or 1 droid
Cargo Capacity: 200 kilograms
Consumables: 2 weeks
Maneuverability: 1D
Space: 4 (launch catapult: 16 for one round)
Atmosphere: 280; 800 kmh
Hull: 3D+1
Passive: 8/0D

Solar Wind is a modified XS-800 Light Freighter.

It was given to Frakk Zarah as a loan by the crime lord Kaylo Nakuda of Stend VI in quite a bad condition. The ship had problems with the maneuvering thrusters, the sublight engine, the astrogation computer and the weapons system.

During the year that Frakk Zarah was captain of Solar Wind, the ship went under heavy modifications, most of them designed and supervised by his trustworthy mechanic Dominic. It was the first ship to carry the prototype Hyperdrive “Hyperdom”. Hyperdom is a class II hyperdrive which has the mass and the energy consumption of a class III one, designed and installed from scratch by Dominic.

Other noteable modifications on the ship were the special Vektortek plasteel hull plating, the 2 metric ton scanner-proof secret compartments, a special miniaturized HSI device and a second Heavy Laser Cannon turret on top of the cockpit. Instead of a second escape pod at starboard, it featured a Ghtroc 700 series escape pod which could launch as a space shuttle.

The cockpit was also modified to include a commander’s chair (taken from a Corellian CR90 corvette) with all the monitoring and commanding tools that could be linked with the Solar Wind systems.

During its one year run with Captain Zarah’s crew, the ship changed various names, including Distant Wind, Star Dust and Tranquility.

The Solar Wind crew was:
Frakk Zarah – captain
Lockon Marius – first mate
Fred Syler – pilot
Dominic – mechanic/engineer
Edward Crane – doctor

Also served Renji Sin (as security officer), Saude (as communications/sensors officer) and Malark Black (as security officer).

Captain Zarah kept a detailed log of the transactions he has made during the months he was doing business with the Solar Wind. The whole document has survived the capture of the Solar Wind by the Imperial Forces: Solar Wind Captain’s Log (Note: document is mostly in greek)
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Solar Wind (modified XS-800 light freighter)

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