Black Bag Ship
Modified Wren used by black bag squad
Aerial Transport Ops/Transport d2; Space Transport Ops, Transport d2
Quarters: Bridge = cabin and living space for 2
Fuel: 15 tons (4500 hours)
Cargo: 40-foot container (25 tons), fitted with extended cabin, extra fuel, and hidden autocannon
Armament: 1 Autocannon (10lb warheads with burst fire) 30 rounds (1W each)
A Wren Class ship is essentially an oversized cockpit with reaction engine pods and a pulse drive mounted to a universal structural frame. Cargo is loaded in a single, standard 40-foot container attached to the frame, which can be dropped at the destination. The Wren can then pick up another load for the return trip, haul back an empty container, or fly back clean.
Ships of the Wren Class are relatively small, can be operated by a single individual, and have an operations and maintenance costs lower than any other class of ship known to the frontier. Different containerized load-outs can be mounted into the frame depending on the task at hand. A prospector looking for a new claim might want extensive survey capabilities, while a scout going into dangerous territory will want some defensive capability. Of course, this makes load-out something of a gamble, as one never knows what one is going to find beyond the frontier. It takes a savvy spacer with a nose for what’s coming next to make it in this kind of life. If the salvage is on the very fringe of the black, odds are these guys will bring it back first—if they get back at all.
This Wren-class ship has been modified to include a hidden autocannon.