The Pelican

Description:


Though the advent of the Clone Wars virtually doomed sales of the HWK-series of light freighters, designers at Corellian Engineering never abandoned the idea of a sleek, fast transport to match their own love of speed. Encouraged by advances in ion drive technology, CED instituted plans to revive the HWK-series, constructing several prototypes designated HWK-1000. While both initial performance and marketing tests delivered promising results for the HWK-290’s possible successor, CEC executives scrapped the project after Imperial authorities objected to the speed and performance of the freighter, which rivaled that of some military starfighters. While the HWK-1000 never officially went into production, a clerical error resulted in several hundred prototype models rolling off the lines of CEC’s factory on Halyard 2. To recoup some of their losses, CEC surreptitiously sold the ships through various Outer Rim networks. Most of the prototype freighters ended up in the hands of collectors and smugglers.

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The Pelican

Silhouette: 4
Speed: 5
Handling: +1

Defense: 1/—/—/1
Armor: 3

Hull Trauma: 18
System Strain: 15

Hull Type/Class: Freighter/HWK-10000
Manufacturer: Corellian Engineering Corporation
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 1, Backup: Class 12
Navicomputer: Yes
Sensor Range: Short
Ship’s Complement: One pilot, one co-pilot/navigator
Encumbrance Capacity: 100
Passenger Capacity: 4
Consumables: Six months
Cost/Rarity: 120,000 credits/10 (Restricted)
Customization Hardpoints: 5
Weapons: None

Bio:

The Pelican

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