The Tom Thumb class bulk freighter is one of the most common ships in the Republic or the Federation.
About this creation
Class: TT-23B "Tom Thumb"-class Bulk Freighter Crew: 35 Length: 210 meters (5m/stud) Mass: 23,600,000 kg Maximum Acceleration: 8g Primary Function: Medium Range logisitcs operations.
The Tom Thumb-class medium range freighter is one of the common sights in the Federation and the Republic. Used by both major shipping companies and single ship tramp operations, it is prized for its ability to carry the largest standardized containers, giving it a massive cargo capacity for a ship its size.
Powered by a General Reactor Systems GRS-430L fusion reactor, the ship is capable of reaching 8g acceleration, making a reliable inter-system hauler. Without a self contained jump drive, however, it requires the assistance of an operational jump gate to reach distant star systems.
The B variant of the Tom Thumb includes additional creature comforts for the crew and an expanded communications and beacon suite mounted on top of the central spine of the ship. This version, like the TT-23A series mounts no defensive weaponry, depending on nearby combat ships for any necessary protection.
The ship is pictured here with three of the most common load configuration: two giant bulk cargo containers with a total of 36500 m3 of capacity, a set of high pressure liquid or gas containers (18000 m3 capacity), and a pair of bulk liquid (non pressurized) containers (41725 m3). The maximum cargo mass permitted by this design is 7,000,000 kg.