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Unlike most CEC freighters, which came off the assembly lines with minimal weaponry, the YV-929 was designed from the start to be heavily armed for defense against pirate and Rebel raids, and also featured very strong shields.
The YV-929 was armed with two dual light turbolasers, dual ion cannon turret beneath the cockpit, two triple blasters mounted on stubby wings, and four concussion missile launchers, half of which fired to the aft.
Despite its compact size and heavy armament, the YV-929 was still able to carry 150 metric tons of cargo.
It was often referred to as a "flying brick". The Empire often sanctioned or fined CEC for selling the freighters to various third parties such as the Rebel Alliance.
YV-929 light freighterEdit
A variant of the YV-929 was produced which reduced the armaments by removing the turbolasers and one of the concussion missile launchers. This version of the craft carried enough consumables for six months of operation.
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