GG-3800 Spice Tanker
Hull Type: Light Freighter (Spice Tanker)/GG-3800 .
Manufacturer: Koensayr Manufacturing.
Hyperdrive: Primary Class 2; Backup Class 15.
Sensor Range: Medium.
Ship's Complement: One pilot, one co-pilot/engineer.
Encumbrance Capacity: 165
Passenger Capacity: 6.
Consumables: Two Months
Cost/Rareity: 110,000 credits/4
Customization Hard Points: 4
Weapons: Dorsal Mounted Twin Laster Cannon (Fire Arc All; Damage 5; Critical 3; Range Close; Linked 1)
Silhouette: 4, Speed: 3, Handling: 0, Defense: 1/0/0/1, Armor: 3, HT Threshold: 22, SS Threshold: 14.
The GG-3800 was designed with traders who wished the ability to transport sensitive cargoes. This found favor among those that transported spice as their major trade and the ship quickly became known as a 'spice tanker'. The cargo design impressed many as the two holds, one port and one starboard, are second into two separate sections, all temperature and atmospherically controlled from each other. With this layout the traders fear of cross contamination and damage of cargoes is greatly reduced. Many free traders the transport Megonite Moss from Phelarion also fine this ship useful as the moss needs to be kept at a very low temperature or it will explode, but the amount that is able to be transported is small. So keeping one section freezing they can use the other three for cargoes that would be damaged at such low temperatures.
This design has caused great strife between Koensayr and Corellian Engineering Corporation as the larger HT-2200 was launched around the same time erupted accusations of corporate espionage and lawsuits. All lawsuits came to a stalemate and the bad blood has even caused friction between the owners of these two classes of ships.
The GG-3800 first appeared in Issue #38 'Riders of the Void' in the Marvel Run of the Star Wars Comic series with excellent artwork by Michael Golden. When West End Games introduced the HT-2200 some tried to have this ship part of that class, only a few small problems in that the GG-3800 is far smaller and the cockpit resembles a Y-Wing fighter than the standard CEC cockpit.
Mark Hudson created the class name and D6 stats at his wonderful site Home of the Lost Warriors along with interior blueprints as well.