|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|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
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||2/2|
Designed as the best civilian cargo transports in the late Star League Era, the Cargoking (alternatively spelled CargoKing or Cargo King) was the civilian equivalent of the military Cargomaster. Only two ships were built, with one being destroyed during testing and the other (the FSDS Richard III) disappeared in the Kesai 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 civilian model, pre-production began in 2781 at the Federated-Boeing 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.
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.
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.
The Cargomaster, the military variant of the Cargoking, was developed and produced at the same time. Both DropShips shared the same fate.
- House Davion (The Federated Suns) notes CargoMaster and CargoKing as primary products of Boeing Interstellar as of 3025.
Original Cargoking from TRO:3026 Revised