Eicha Class IV Commercial Freighter

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Known sphere Of Operation:  Intergalactic Trade Routes
Data Reliability:  A for all models
Major Data Source:  Orion Sector Intelligence

The Eicha freighter is occasionally seen on the spaceplanes in and near Orion space and within the Triangle. Not particularly numerous, they tend to be found more frequently in the Triangle than elsewhere.

The cargo capacity of these vessels is quite impressive considering their relatively small size. Ancient and unique concepts of starship design enable the Orions to squeeze more space out of what seems like less space. Ton for ton, it is one of the most efficient freighter designs in space.

When fully loaded, an Eicha is capable of sustained operation at Warp 5 and can even “sprint” for short periods of time at Warp 6 without undue strain. In emergencies, its top speed is a healthy Warp 7. These speeds are unusually high for a freighter, and are on of this design’s top selling points.

The A-1 is armed with the type OD-3 Orion disruptor, and for that reason is not allowed within the Federation because it violates the regulation concerning armed merchant vessels. The Orions have in response designed and bult the A-2, identical in all respects to the A-1 but for the total absence of any armament. The A-2 is perfectly legal within the UFP but since it is impossible to tell it from the armed A-1, it hasn’t really made Star Fleet’s job any easier. The mere existence of the A-2, on the other hand, has caused an increase of sales of the A-1 to traders who regularly cross from the Federation to the Triangle, where they must fend off pirates. In typical Orion fashion, uncertainty about whether a particular Eicha is armed or not intimidates overzealous Star Fleet commanders and pirates alike. Orion buyer in particular like that.

An especially nice feature of the Eicha is the trinary transducer shield generator, a highly efficient deflector system usually found only on warships or much larger vessels of the major spacefaring powers.

Four Eichar A-2’s are owned and operated by Chis Cheks Limited between their main facility on Rhea and their subsidiaries on Moscowitz and Pippin.

Construction Data:
Model Number — A-1 A-2
Ship Class — IV IV
Date Entering Service — 2270 2272
Number Constructed — 112 98
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 8 8
Damage Chart — C C
Length — 80 m 80 m
Width — 18 m 18 m
Height — 12 m 12 m
Weight — 34,025 mt 33,425 mt
Cargo Units — 2,000 SCU 2,000 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 100,000 mt 100,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — Mark III Mark III
Standard 5-person — 2 2
Cargo — 6 6
Other Data:
Crew — 8 8
Passengers — 12 12
Shuttlecraft — 3 3
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 28 28
Movement Point Ratio:
unloaded — 2/1 2/1
loaded — 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type — OWD-1 OWD-1
Number — 2 2
Power Units Available: 12 ea. 12 ea.
Stress Chart – K/M K/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed –
unloaded – Warp 6 Warp 6
loaded- Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed –
unloaded – Warp 8 Warp 8
loaded – Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type – OIC-2 OIC-2
Power Units Available – 4 4
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – OD-3
Number – 4
Firing Arcs – 2 p/f/s, 2 p/a/s
Firing Chart – R
Maximum Power – 4
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-)
+2 (-)
+1 (1-16)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – OSI OSI
Shield Point Ratio – 1/3 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 8 8
Combat Efficiency:
D –
unloaded – 83.4 83.4
loaded – 63.9 63.9
WDF – 11.6 0.0
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