Shores of Hazeron

AEC Draco Dropship (Mining)

AEC Draco Dropship (Mining) by Phoenix Foxtrot

Manufacturer: Arcadian Engineering Corp: Light Ship Division

Name: CV-101 “Draco” Dropship

Category: Light Dropship / Utility Shuttle

Complement 6 Crew, 1 Officer, 1 Commander, 4 Marines

Landable: All planetary types

FTL Drive: No

Equipment: Particle Collector

Engine: Gravity Drive

This is a basic design intended to allow new players to collect particles for FTL Warp construction.

Encyclopedia Entry:

The CV-100 is an improvement on the earlier Auriga dropship which was beginning to show it’s age by the turn of the century. Arcadian armed forces required a vertical takeoff dropship capable of both combat insertion and general utility use. Small size was key to the contract as the vehicle needed to service a variety of ship and station landing bays.

The CV-100 is powered by four General Starworks G-11 Hyperian engines. Two of the power plants are arranged in a VTOL configuration and afford the Draco considerable maneuverability. The remaining two engines are optimized for interstellar transit. The Draco was designed for ease of field repairs and has access to all critical components from within the pressurized cabin allowing for repairs in flight if necessary. For rapid unloading of troops and cargo the Draco is uniquely equipped with two large sliding doors and a rear ramp. Perhaps surprising for a craft of its size the Draco can also carry one Standard Shipping Container (SSC-2) in an external loading crane.

Nearly all Arcadian military installations have several Draco’s on hand for general utility purposes and personnel transfer. Notably the Stormbreaker DDG-211 routinely carries at least one of these vessels in it’s internal dock for underway replenishment and search and rescue purposes. During planetary invasion operations it is not uncommon to see several light carriers filled to capacity with Draco utility variants and gunship models.

Minimum Manufacture Quality 1
Estimated Cost 117,000¢ Using Q1 Components
Landing Orientation: Land on Belly, with +Z Up

Metal Q1 Construction
Unarmored Absorbs 9%+9hp Damage
Framework 3% of Structure
1,316m³ Volume
26m Length
13m Width
9m Height
237,918kg Mass
216,302kg Equipment
3,500kg Fuel
18,116kg Hull
Model Size
15,887 Faces
33,666 Triangles

350m³ Maneuver Drive
Gravity Drive Module Q1
206m/sec² Acceleration
33m/sec² Vertical Acceleration
Power Consumption
0.0168 Terawatts Idling: Life Support, Maneuver Drive, Sensor Powered On.
0.0027 Terawatts Holding: Life Support, Sensor Powered On. Maneuver Drive Holding.
450m³ Capacitor
Capacitor Module Q1
Storage 55.87 Terajoules.
70m³ Power Plant
Hydrogen Power Plant Module Q1
Ouput 0.75 Terawatts
Capacitor Fill Time 76 sec While Idling

50m³ Fuel Cell
1,765 Units of Hydrogen (H²)
12.2 days at 144.85 Units H² per Real Day Idling
76.1 days at 23.18 Units H² per Real Day Holding

Command And Control Module Q1
Command Station, Part Id 8711
Command Station, Part Id 8750
Engineer Station 1, Part Id 8970
Fire Control Station 1, Particle Collector Bay Module, Part Id 8969
Helm Station, Part Id 8731
Navigator Station, Part Id 8722
Power Relay Station, Part Id 8699
Sensor Station, Sensor Module, Part Id 8708
Service Panels
Capacitor Service Panel, Part Id 8771
Life Support Service Panel, Part Id 8793
Maneuver Drive Service Panel, Part Id 8755
Power Plant Service Panel, Part Id 8829
Sensor Service Panel, Part Id 8788
Weapon Service Panel, Part Id 8968
Status Displays
Alert Status, Part Id 8721
Alert Status, Part Id 8728
Alert Status, Part Id 8773
Mission Status, Part Id 8718
Mission Status, Part Id 8776
Room Life Support Status, Part Id 8745
Room Life Support Status, Part Id 8763
World Map, Part Id 8742
World Map, Part Id 8768
15m³ Life Support
Life Support Gravity Module Q1
10m³ Sensor
Sensor Module Q1
Short Range 9,809m Coverage Radius
2.1pc Warp Signature Detection Range if Equipped with Warp FTL Drive

Bay 8969, 200m³
Particle Collector Bay Module Q1
Range 1,494m
Harvest 12u at 747m
Capacitor Adequate for 2 Consecutive Shots at Full Power

6 Crew Stations
4 Guards

1 Capt Berths
1 Officer Berths
6 Crew Berths
4 Troop Berths
1 Cryo Berths

120m³ Storage Space
Room for 1,412 Commodities
Room for 1 TEUs

372 Total Hit Points
214 Structure Hit Points
24 Framework
7 Fuel Cell
18 Hold
165 Hull
158 Equipment Hit Points
62 Capacitor
8 Command and Control
3 Life Support
48 Maneuver Drive
9 Power Plant
1 Sensor
27 Weapon

Estimated Build Time 1 minutes, 6 seconds.
63 Capacitor Module
8 Command And Control Module
26 Electronic Part
49 Gravity Drive Module
10 Hydrogen Power Plant Module
3 Life Support Gravity Module
26 Mechanical Part
205 Metal
29 Particle Collector Bay Module
55 Plastic
3 Sensor Module
24 Textiles
Fitting Wrench
Glue Gun
Sewing Needle
Soldering Iron