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from FASA Star Trek Role Playing Game – Margin of Profit
The Gavikugh is a light freighter of a standard Tellarite design, manufactured by Grupharg for both government and private use. A number of Gavikugh are sold on the open market. Primarily intended for trade on and beyond Federation frontiers, the ships is lightly armed and shielded. It is equipped for atmospheric landings. As is typical of Tellarite designs, the vessel was designed for power and practicality, rather than aesthetic consideration.
The Gavikugh is designed with two large cargo transporters, allowing for delivery of cargos in less than an hour. A single small shuttle is designed primarily to allow the captain and trade representatives to operate where transporters might prove problematic, but is not designs to transport cargo. A small cabin is available for up to two individuals, but the ship is not designed for passengers.
The Mk I is equipped with a sigle beam weapon, while the Mk II has a dual emitter system. he Mk II is also better defended with increased shields; however, this model is considered cramped. The Mk III is designed as an unarmed version with roomier interior for use well within the boundaries of the Federation. Additional passenger facilities are included. The Mk III is considered the lest expensive of all the variants and is popular with both Tellarite and non-Terllarite crews.
The Mk IV is far more powerful and capable. More heavily armed and with additional armor, the Mk IV was designed to operation near the Triangle and Klingon space where Orion pirates were a significant danger. It is also very popular with Tellarite crews who wish to trade and explore in undocumented regions of space. The Mk V, which was the last production model of the Gavikugh is armed with a long range heavy weapon which give the Mk V a significant advantage against unknown threats.
Of the 735 Gavikugh built, 2 MK Is. 5 Mk IIs, 7 Mk IIIs, 2 Mk IVs and 4 Mk Vs have been destroyed. 1 Mk III is known to have been captured by Orion pirates. 4 MK Is. 3 Mk IIs, 5 Mk IIIs, 1 Mk IV and 4 Mk Vs have been listed as missing. 2 MK Is. 2 Mk IIs, 7 Mk IIIs, 2 Mk IVs and 1 Mk V have been scrapped. 79 MK Is. 99 Mk IIs, 311 Mk IIIs, 81 Mk IVs and 102 Mk Vs have been sold, nearly all of which are registered with the Federation.
|Model Number —||Mk I||Mk II||MK III||Mk IV||Mk V|
|Ship Class —||IV||IV||IV||IV||IV|
|Date Entering Service —||2249||2250||2252||2263||2267|
|Number Constructed —||87||109||341||86||112|
|Superstructure Points —||8||8||8||12||8|
|Damage Chart —||B||B||B||B||B|
|Length —||72.3 m||72.3 m||72.3 m||72.3 m||72.3 m|
|Width —||148.1 m||148.1 m||148.1 m||148.1 m||148.1 m|
|Height —||15.2 m||15.2 m||15.2 m||15.2 m||15.2 m|
|Weight —||30,257 mt||30,854 mt||30,025 mt||37,808 mt||31,197 mt|
|Cargo Units —||280 SCU||260 SCU||300 SCU||240 SCU||240 SCU|
|Cargo Capacity —||14,000 mt||13,000 mt||15,000 mt||12,000 mt||12,000 mt|
|Landing Capacity —||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Control Computer Type —||TCS-5||TCS-5||TCS-5||TCS-5||TCS-5|
|Standard 6-person —||2||2||2||2||2|
|Engines And Power Data:|
|Total Power Units Available —||19||20||19||20||21|
|Movement Point Ratio —||2/1||2/1||2/1||2/1||2/1|
|Warp Engine Type —||TEWA-2||TEWA-2||TEWA-2||TEWA-2||TEWA-2|
|Power Units Available —||7 ea.||7 ea.||7 ea.||7 ea.||7 ea.|
|Stress Charts —||G/H||G/H||G/H||G/H||G/H|
|Max Safe Cruising Speed —||Warp 6||Warp 6||Warp 6||Warp 6||Warp 6|
|Emergency Speed —||Warp 8||Warp 8||Warp 8||Warp 8||Warp 8|
|Impulse Engine Type —||TEIA-3||TEIB-2||TEIA-3||TEIB-2||TEID-1|
|Power Units Available —||5||6||5||6||7|
|Weapons And Firing Data:|
|Beam Weapon Type —||TLH-4||TLH-4||–||TLH-6||TLH-7|
|Firing Arcs —||1 f||2 f||–||1 f/p, 1 f/s||1 p/f/s|
|Firing Chart —||N||N||–||S||W|
|Maximum Power —||4||4||–||8||6|
|Deflector Shield Type —||TPSA||TPSB||TPSC||TPSB||TPSB|
|Shield Point Ratio —||1/1||1/2||1/1||1/2||1/2|
|Maximum Shield Power —||10||15||16||15||15|