Worker's Commuter

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Worker's Commuter
Worker's Commuter.png
Size (W×H×L) 100m×60m×409m
Cargo capacity 300 TC
Cargo bay extension
Maximum speed 0.14 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 0.40
Pitch: 0.30
Energy banks 6
Energy recharge rate
Gun mounts None
Missile slots
Shield boosters available Not available
Military shields available Not available
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player No
Base price

Carrier of the People

Big, blocky, unlovely. These are all words used by observers who live outside the Communist States to describe the Worker's Commuters. Large, cost-effective, efficient. These are the words used by the Communist Commissars in response to the dissenters obviously commercialistically-corrupted arguments. The Worker's Commuters are immense transport ships designed to carry hundreds of Communist citizens between their home planets and the extra-planetary stations where they work for the greater glory of the People.

As common in Communist Systems as they are unknown beyond them, these vessels are built around a massive open cargo bay with floor upon floor of metal benches for the citizens to sit on. The rudimentary drive section occupies a tiny part of the aft section, while the pilot and ancilliary crew control the ship from a tiny 'bubble' cockpit at the front of the transporter. There is nothing that could be considered as luxurious in these vessels, even the life support systems are the bare minimum required to maintain the lives of the passengers.

However, it is this minimalistic approach that makes the Commuter attractive to Party officials. The cost to build a single Commuter is the same as a much smaller and less efficient Python Trader. With a tiny engine comes a tiny powerplant, so the Commuter is almost utterly defenseless, with no capacity to mount a laser, let alone any missiles or shield enhancements. But again the Commissariate reason that a Commuter has no need to defend itself with the ever-vigilant People's Police and Thought Police Rays protecting the spacelanes from the Enemies of Communism.

It is not known who designed the Commuter, but its prevalence in the many hundreds of Communist-controlled systems is by virtue of the Comoonin, a covert Galaxy-spanning intelligence agency who work to further the Communist cause by supporting Communist sentiments in other systems' Governments (especially Anarchies and Feudals) and sharing technology between technically advanced Commie States and those that are still considered low-tech.

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This ship is part of the Commies OXP.