Designed by the Ahrugan-Freeman conglomerate Daedelus Aerospace, the Condor was its innaugural vessel, the first to come out of the shipyards for sale. Built from the ground-up to fill the mission-variable heavy-lift armoured Orbit-to-Surface transport role in high demand by mercenary companies, it has exceeded its developers' wildest expectations.
Able to carry a platoon internally (42 troops) along with accomodations for the three-man crew, it is built more like a patrol ship or corvette. With the addition of mission-variable modules on the wings, this vessel can carry up to a company of troops, or a platoon of powered armor troops, or eight battlewalkers, or four grav tanks. The modules can also carry cargo, missile clusters, ASMs (two per wing), hab modules, portable hospitals, or even a brace of interceptors for patrols.
What makes the Condor so valuable is its easy transition from dropship to light Freetrader or Privateer. The Condor has all of the structural support necessary for the installation of a jump engine, expanded crew quarters, and galley, etc. At the expense of about half of the troop bay. Using external cargo pods, the interior space can be made quite luxurious for a three-man crew, making this ship a likely successor to the shuttle-cum-Freetrader Pelican. Thick armour plating comparable to a privateer vessel certainly doesn't hurt its selling points, either.
With a cargo capacity of one million cubic feet between the two pods, this vessel can carry tremendous amounts of cago for a vessel under 62m in length, making it very valuable indeed
Weapons will vary by owner
But it has four light naval turret hardpoints, two medium naval turret hardpoints, and six point-defense weapon turrets
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