Ghavial (Oolite)

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Ghavial (Oolite)
Size (W×H×L) 60m×30m×80m
Cargo capacity 150 TC
Cargo bay extension 10 TC
Maximum speed 0.25 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 1.6
Pitch: 0.6
Energy banks 4
Energy recharge rate

Good (4)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 180000 Cr


Detailed rumours have been circulated about this ship, substantiated by the following in-depth report:

"Ship built in 3077 by Aligatormen, an alien race from outside of GalCop.The Aligator race is slightly backward technologically, but they are fierce and numerous. They are no match for the Navy, but as the Thargoid Threat keeps our boys and gals occupied in deep space, the Gators have grown bolder of late and have been making savage raids into GalCop territory and preying on commercial shipping.
"After the Gators where defeated lots of their ships where considered suitable for conversion. The Ghavial is still a good ship with a reasonable cargo space albeit slow. It has a 'Crocodile teeth livery' as a decoration on the hull."
"As this is a non-GalCop ship, it does not have standard fittings for GalCop hightech goodies. Nor is it commonly available, Spacedredgers and Deepspace Hermits specialising in ship salvage are your best bet if you collect alien artefacts. 'Wild' Ghavials have only basic weaponry and no shields to speak of, but the more basic GalCop-made equipment can be fitted by a specialised mechanic. The 'converted' Ghavials are adapted to make use of standard weapon slots
Warning: It is illegal to supply the Gators with classified technology, this includes ECM and shield technologies as well as witchspace locators."   

The source of this report is unknown, and whether this falsification was intentionally fabricated by some sinister propaganda department, or simply due to a chain of misunderstandings, mistaking the Ghavial for the Caiman –a ship with a remarkably similar background– is unclear.

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