Pritchard on the Frontier

Matthew A. Fossa

The Ships owned and flown by Mark Pritchard

Below are pics and stats for all the ships that were owned by the trader Mark Pritchard during his career on the spacelanes. Most are stock designs, though others have had more than a few modifications done to them...

The Gray Wolf: Adder class light trader

wolfjupiter.jpg - 149218 Bytes

Purchased at Mikhail Gorbachev Shipyards, Earth, Sol on January 6, 3247

Dimensions:
Length: 10 meters
Span: 5 meters
Height: 3 meters
Mass (Fully Laden): 55 metric tons
Cargo Capacity: 16 metric tons
Engine Data:
Drive: Class 2 Military
Range 21.80 L/Y
F-Thrust 18G
R-Thrust 8G
Equipment:
Scanner
Autopilot
Atmospheric Shielding
Navigation Computer
Combat Computer
Cargo Bay Life Support
Radar Mapper
1 MW Beam Laser (Front)
Naval ECM System

Total Cost: 129,142 Credits

"So, there I was: a ten-year Federal Navy Vet with so much cash in my hand that I couldn't even think of what to do with it all! I knew I needed some time to just chill out... all that killing was catching up with me. I figured an inconspicuous-looking ship with only the bare essentials would be just the thing I needed. Even so, I still went and bought a military drive... old habits die hard, I guess..."

The Hooded Fang: Cobra Mark III class medium trader

The Hooded Fang, courtesy of Andy Hodges, owner of Devil's World!

Purchased at Boston Base Shipyards, Barnard's Star, on March 31st, 3250

Dimensions:
Length: 20 meters
Span: 40 meters
Height: 7 meters
Mass (Fully Laden): 100 metric tons
Cargo Capacity: 16 metric tons
Engine Data:
Drive: Class 2 Hyperdrive
Range: 12.00 L/Y
F-Thrust 20G
R-Thrust 7G
Equipment:
Scanner
Autopilot
Atmospheric Shielding
Navigation Computer
Combat Computer
Fuel/Cargo Scoop
Radar Mapper
Hyperspace Cloud Analyzer
1 MW Beam Laser (Front)
4 NN500 Missiles
Energy Bomb
Naval ECM System
3 Shield Generators

Total Cost: 179,732 Credits

"Well, what could I say? Maybe it was cutting that rescue op so close that made me want an extra couple of gees of engine power, or maybe I finally wanted to live in style. Either way, I knew a Cobra III would be just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully, the folks at Fed Reg will take my idea about changing ID numbers on ships a little more seriously, considering the trouble I'd been in!"

The Crimson Arrow: Prototype Python Mark II class star cruiser

The Crimson Arrow!

Designed and built by subsidiaries of WBD&S at New Rossyth Shipyards, Alioth, on June 12th, 3250

Dimensions:
Length: 112.2 meters
Span: 20 meters
Height: 12 meters
Mass (Fully Laden): 500 metric tons
Cargo Capacity: 335 metric tons
Engine Data:
Drive: Class 4 Military (Prototype)
Range: 240.00 L/Y
F-Thrust 16G
R-Thrust 9G
Equipment:
Scanner
Autopilot
Atmospheric Shielding
Navigation Computer
Combat Computer
Auto Refueller
Fuel/Cargo Scoop
Radar Mapper
Hyperspace Cloud Analyzer
5 MW Beam Laser (Front)
6 NN500 Missiles
10 Shield Generators

Total Cost: Estimated 7,575,193 Credits

"She looked pretty non-descript at first and that's exactly what the designers wanted. Yet, the Arrow might be the first of a new breed of starship. She's able to cross all of known space in a single hyperspace jump and you wouldn't believe how well she handles for a ship that size! I only wish they could've mounted a better laser in her nose! Oh well, you can't always get what you want..."

Back to Pritchard Home Page


Copyright © Matthew A. Fossa. All Rights Reserved.