Support Class (2 Points)
2.3 Turbolasers (50% recharge per post)
15 meters of durasteel
Minor Point Defense Weaponry
As the Resource Extraction Platform uses the hull design of the Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser as its starting point, at first glance a person might confuse it for its more militant cousin. While it was designed with the assistance of Rendili StarDrive, Star Forge Shipyards has sole license to create ships using the REP refit.
Extensively redesigned to serve as a platform for harvesting operations, the REP has little in the way of shielding or weapons. However, the extensive cargo bays that take up most of the ship can easily be modified into production lines, research labs, hydroponics bays, or any number of other functions without much difficulty. They can even be converted into small, mobile, self-sustaining cities.
When working as resource harvesters, the REP will hover low over the ground & lift filled containers into its cargo hold using tractor beams. Much of the actual work is either done by the local workers, or droid labor that is stored in the REP itself. This means that the crews' main duties are to pilot the REP &, when applicable, maintain the droid workers.