Cargoking

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Cargoking
Production information
Manufacturer Federated-Boeing Interstellar
Production Year 2790[1]
Use Cargo Carrier
Type Civilan Spheroid
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 12,500 tons
Structural Integrity 12
Length 175 meters meters
Width 160 meters meters
Height 120 meters meters
Drive System Merlin 2400
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Max Thrust 2.5 g
Fuel (tons) 389 tons
Fuel (days) 92.18 days
Armament 5 x LRM-20s
10 x Medium Lasers
6 x ER Large Lasers
Armor Standard
Fore: 82
Sides: 72
Aft: 62
Crew 16
Escape Pods/Life Boats 2/2
Heat Sinks 128
BV (1.0) 2,900[2]
BV (2.0)  ?


Description[edit]

Designed as the best civilan cargo transports in the late Star League Era, the Cargoking was the civilan equivalent of the military Cargomaster. Only two ships were ever built, with one being destroyed during testing and the other (the FSDS Richard III) disappeared in the Kestrel system in 2825.

Built using state-of-the-art systems, the Cargoking was automated to such a degree that the ship's crew numbers were kept small, and no additional workforce was required to load the cargo.

After the Star League accepted the design of the Cargomaster and requested a civilan model, pre-production began in 2781 at the Federated-Boing industrial megaplex at Galax. However, when the Star League had fallen and the Inner Sphere was in the grips of the First Succession War, the resources and technology to build and support the massive Cargoking had become scarce, and so the production was abandoned.

Armament[edit]

The Cargoking was armed at each angle with one ER Large Laser and mixed supportive weaponry: 1 LRM-20 in the front, 2 Medium Lasers and an LRM-20 at the sides, and 2 Medium Lasers in the back. All LRM-20s were outfitted with Artemis IV Fire Control Systems.

Cargo[edit]

Designed to replace the aging Mule, each of the Cargoking's four self-loading bays could store as much as 2,200 tons of cargo. These interconnected bays could be isolated in case of a hull breach or similar disasters.

Variants[edit]

The Cargomaster, the military variant of the Cargoking, was developed and produced at the same time. Both DropShips shared the same fate.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Cargoking
  2. Technical Readout: 3026 Revised - BV for the Cargomaster

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