PGC-291M Cargo Courier

HS:3   HP:15   Powerplant:2 atomic A
ADF:4  MR:4   DCR:35
Communication/Detection: Radar, Subspace Radio, Intercom System
Misc Equipment: Streamlined

Computer "DAME" (Dynamic Access Memory Emulator)
Level:4 FP:83 SP:100

Damage Control(2)
Laser Battery(1)
Life Support(1)

Cargo Capacity:1 (stern bay)
Crew Accomodations:up to 5 (2 double bunk cabins + one single bunk)
Passenger Accomodations: 0
Ship's Vehicles:none
Base Price: 913,730Cr (does not include fuel, sapce suits, or toolkits etc)

The PGC-291M is one of Pan Galactic's earliest atomic driven production vessels, dating back to before they elevated themselves into mega-corp status. The ship utilizes a slightly diminished size:3 hull that hails from their pre-UPF "Pan Galactic Conglomerates" era Courier system ship. While the design is dated by modern standards, the PGC-291M is still a versatile civilian light hauler capable of moving small loads quickly and efficiently.

The ship is designed for a four position crew: a pilot, astrogator, engineer, and a gunner; although the fifth bunk in the engineering area allows an additional crew member if neededPGC no longer manufactures these ships although like all of their products, they continue to offer replacement parts (which can be had at any class 1 or 2 SCC). If someone really wanted a new one, it would not be difficult for an SCC build crew to reverse engineer the design.

The uppermost deck is the bridge with positions for a pilot on the dorsal side flanked by an astrogator and engineer station. Ladders on either side of the helm allow access to a flying bridge that is positioned parallel to the ship's main axis for atmospheric operation. The upper hatch leads to the avionics, forward maneuver jet banks, and sensor array in the nose cone above.

Below the bridge is the crew quarters with a double bunk cabin both port and starboard. The cabins are equipped with a water closet, small sofa & table, and wardrobe areas in addition to the bunks themselves. A galley is positioned between the cabins on the ventral side and the laser battery controls are on the dorsal side.

Further aft is the largest deck, the engineering deck. It is equipped with a diagnostic center on the dorsal side where 50% of overhaul work is performed. Port & starboard are the drive access & decontamination airlocks to access the atomic drives where the other 50% of overhaul work is performed.  The landing gear bays are adjacent to the decon-airlocks. Also present are the water tank w/purification plant, life support equipment,  power relay station & generator (w/powerpack/para-battery recharging station), the main frame computer adjacent to the floor/ceiling hatch, and a tool shop flanking the diagnostic center featuring a bench, tool storage area, laser-lathe,and laser drill press to port and a foundry is starboard. A single bunk is nestled in the ventral side that can double as a medical bunk, and a crew lounge is present adjacent to the bunk featuring a Starplay Enterpsies ceiling-retractable table w/stools and entertainment package that offers numerous interactive hologames. Floor and ceiling access plates permit access to additional equipment and systems such as the aft maneuver jet banks and various circuitry. To port is an airlock with a boarding ramp.

The stern hold is a tiered deck with loading bay doors located both aft for space station use and dorsal for crane loading/unloading at a planet's star port. The bay slants outward as it extends up/fore and each tiered sub-deck is larger than the lower, with a total of three tiers.