Mining Barques were 80-meter long work ships manufactured by Trilon, Inc. They carried three crew, six passengers, 3,000 metric tons (1,000 cubic meters) of cargo, and 4 months' consumables. They had a class 4 hyperdrive, a class 9 backup, a navigation computer, and the ability to achieve 400 kmh in atmosphere. They were equipped with automated mining equipment, a sensor array designed to detect precious metals, shields, a forward turbolaser, and a heavy mining laser. Though the laser was intended for strip mining, it could easily penetrate a small ship's hull.
Behind the scenesEdit
While the text describes the vehicle as having several small "cutting blasters" or "underbelly lasers," the stats only describe a single "heavy mining laser."