|Sigma Shipyards Echo Class Star Liner|
|Turning ability||Good (35)|
|Requirements||Capital Ships License, Sigma Shipyards approval|
|Energy capacity||1200 units or 12 jumps|
|Total mass||150 tons|
|Free space||30 tons|
|Cargo space||120 tons|
|Gun hard-points||Maximum of 2|
|Turret hard-points||Maximum of 0|
|Standard armament||(2) Medium Blasters|
|Included outfits||None included|
The Star Liner is a luxury civilian craft produced by Sigma Shipyards for the ultimate in hyperspace tourism. Capable of carrying approximately 300 passengers and crew in comfort throughout the stars, the ships provide a big boost to tourism throughout the Federation. They have a great deal of shielding for protection against asteroid impacts, and to allow them to get close to some of the more spectacular phenomena to be found in space.
- Standard: The run-of-the-mill package.
- Armored Variant: Extra armor.
- Armed Variant: 2 Quad-light Blaster Turrets added to the standard version.
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The Star Liner's expansive crew (highest in the stock game) is great for tourists, but also works for boarding and capturing ships. Limited firepower makes it difficult to capture more powerful warships without using escorts.
Flying a Star Liner enables you to access a pair of repeating Sigma Shipyards "Charter Flight" mission, wherein one carries a large number of passengers for 50k or 100k, depending on which mission is accepted. Some of the more rewarding missions involve carrying a large number of passengers between Federation and Auroran space, across the border. Not surprisingly, neither government appreciates having ships carry citizens from the enemy to their planets, so these missions will decrease your legal reputation with the recieving governemnt.
However, the missions within Federation space will give a fairly small boost to your legal rating; which is good if you want to stay on good terms with the Federation.