|Manufacturer|| BBP Industries |
|Type (Shape)||Civilian Spheroid|
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Engine (Type)||Pratt & Whitney 400|
|Safe Thrust||2 g|
|Maximum Thrust||3 g|
|Burn Rate||16.3 days|
|Armament|| 1 x LRM-5 |
4 x Medium Lasers
1 x Small Laser
|Armor||12 tons standard|
Originally designed in the Star League era when JumpShips were plentiful and passage aboard them frequent and inexpensive, the K-1 was used for "hops" to neighbouring star systems. With the increasing rarity of JumpShips and travel aboard them at a premium since the early Succession Wars, the greater passenger and cargo capacity of regular DropShips has seen the K-1 DropShuttle relegated to the role other long range shuttles have.
Due to the long range of the craft, the K-1 is outfitted with a minimum of defensive weaponry consisting of single LRM-5 and Medium Laser mounted in the nose, another medium laser on each side, and a small and medium laser pointing directly aft.
The K-1 features fifty-five tons of cargo capacity and berths for six passengers.
- K-1C - Introduced in 2914, the Clan version of the venerable K-1, while still classified as a "civilian" vessel, carries better armor as well as a weapons array consisting five Medium Pulse Lasers. It is almost identical in all other respects. BV (1.0) = 1,413, BV (2.0 = 1,681