Also, letting everyone know, aside from Captain, Pilot, and First Officer, I have no problem if all of you want to play the same thing. I could have those three, a Mechanic, and two weapon specialists for all I care.
Makes it interesting.
Dimesions: 280 X 155 X 60 feet
Equipment: 1-25 ton shuttle
Another workhorse from the Kieran Yards stables is the Osprey Class Mid-bulk transport. Larger overall than the ubiquitous Firefly, but with slightly smaller internal volume the Ospreys are designed as a fast, sturdy transport for use throughout the System. Their design emphasizes rugged capability, low maintenance, large passenger and cargo capacity, and sturdy service.
The entire lower bay is given over to cargo operations, and measures roughly 90ft x 63 ft x 20 ft. The cargo bay is fitted with a two piece ramp/hatch combination that allows extremely large cargos to be loaded and with a belly mounted “bomb bay” cargo hatch as well. A spiral staircase at the forward starboard corner allows access to the Crew Deck.
The Crew Deck is large and spacious, with comparatively wide corridors and a large lounge area and berthing compartments. The Crew deck is forked port and starboard, providing a center-line berth and pair of docking ports for a single shuttlecraft. The ports are fitted with telescoping access tunnels which easily accommodate larger and smaller shuttles. Two dorsal air-lock hatches (one forward, one aft-port) provide EVA access to the top of the ship.
Unusual for a civilian mid-bulk transport, the Ospreys are fitted with an integral two-bed infirmary on the port quarter. Three double-bed passenger compartments (with a double bed and two bunk-bed cabins for the crew) are standard for the Ospreys, though many owners juggle these accommodations according to their needs. The Ospreys are fitted with the trademark Kieran cockpit design, providing stations for pilot, copilot/navigator, and flight engineer.
To augment their maneuverability, the Ospreys are fitted with a pair of pivoting reaction drive assemblies with a 220o range of motion, which also fold eighty-degrees along their X-axis to lower the ship’s center of gravity and improve on-ground stability. In atmosphere maneuverability and stability are augmented by the twin boom tail configuration set well aft of the ship’s center of gravity.
Although the design (and many of the Ospreys still flying) is more than twenty years old, the design was placed back into limited production following the Unification War.
The Ospreys have found a home in a variety of industries- both legal and illegal. At least one privateer, known as the Sutter’s Pride, has replaced the centerline shuttle berth with a trainable missile battery, mounted a magnetic grappler in place of the “bomb-bay” hatch and an automatic gauss-gun in a chin turret under the cockpit.