The Grand Army of the Republic
RAS Doom Wail
An old Gallofree Yards GR-75 Medium Transport
Though numerous transport ships are employed across the galaxy, the Gallofree Yards transport is one of the most ubiquitous and often-used. It is a sleek-looking vessel, especially considering its size, but its outward appearance belies its slow and ponderous nature. The ships can be used as freighters, but due to their low speed are most often used as short-range transports, moving goods and passengers from planet to planet, planet to station, or star system to star system.
In its stock configuration, the Gallofree GR-75 is utilitarian and unexciting. Equipped with a large cargo hold and precious little in the way of defensive systems, it is a sitting duck on the space lanes unless accompanied by an escort. Its sublight engines and hyperdrive are slow, and it maneuvers like a sick bantha. The ship is relatively easy to modify, however, given the appropriate parts and mechanical expertise.
The GR-75s used by the Republic Navy are often equipped with upgraded weaponry, shields, and engines. Internal systems are often rearranged, giving each Gallofree a unique floor plan depending on its specific function. Most often, the GR-75 is utilized to move troops and material. Others are modified to serve as hospital ships, landing craft, or salvage vessels. Regardless of its specific function, the GR-75 rarely looks different from the outside.
The Republic Astroship Doom Wail
Handling: -3 (-4 with Enhanced Carbon-Durasteel Armor)
Armor: 3 (4 with Enhanced Carbon-Durasteel Armor)
Hull Trauma: 20
System Strain: 18
Hull Type/Class: Transport/GR-75
Manufacturer: Gallofree Yards, Inc.
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 4, Backup: Class 15
Sensor Range: Medium
Ship’s Complement: One pilot, one co-pilot, one engineer, one cargo master, three mates/crew
Encumbrance Capacity: 1,000 (250 remaining)
Passenger Capacity: (100 or more with pods)
Consumables: Six months
Cost/Rarity: 180,000 credits/4
Customization Hardpoints: 2 (0 remaining)
Attachments: Enhanced Carbon-Durasteel Armor
The Doom Wail is an old freighter, recently retired from active military service. The vessel used to carry fleet supplies; fuel, food, and other assets. It was up-armored to reduce its vulnerability at in-fleet formation.
Although retired from forward service, the Doom Wail sees continuing military use as a freighter on long, solitary runs between distant Republic outposts. The vessel lacks its own armaments, but its open-hull design, with cargo module inserts, is ideally built for carrying its two attached fighters, the Legion I and Legion II. In case of an attack, these powerful escorts can deploy quickly and bring terrible firepower to bear on pirates or other threats.
On its current mission, the Doom Wail is carrying supplies to a Republic outpost. In addition to the clone crew and fighter pilots (members of the Republic Navy), the freighter carries eleven soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic. These clones troopers belong to Thirty-Three Squad, trained and armed to resist interdiction. And their mission is about to get complicated.