The Solo-class combat freighter was a medium sized cargo ship manufactured by the Republic Engineering Corporation and SoroSuub, working in conjunction with the Fondor Shipyards under contract from the Metalsmiths Guild of Vandelhelm.
The Solo-class was a sleek and aerodynamic freighter with a prominent keel. Drawing heavily on Republic design elements and philosophy - a time when both function and aesthetics were equally important - the Solo-class was an completely original design that was envisioned as a complete overhaul and reinvention of what a standard freighter should be.
The resulting design was a ship that was large enough to carry the cargo of a half-dozen drone barges, yet powerful enough to hold its own as a fleet support ship. The Solo-class accomplished this through an interior architecture made with high-quality lightweight plasteel, and a double layered hull and reinforced keel consisting of super-hardened titanium plating - protecting the ship and its contents exemplarily well in the event of total shield failure.
Protecting the freighter were six dual turbolasers, offering 360 degrees of coverage, and two missile batteries - all of which more than capable of getting the Solo-class through combat zones. Fully capable of atmospheric flight, thanks to its lightweight architecture and aerodynamic shape, the Solo-class could be bought stock, or with an additional compliment of droid maintenance crews.