Unlocked: Caterpillar Armored Transport
Great work, Kickstarter! You've passed the $1.5M level and unlocked the Caterpillar, a transport designed specifically for use by pirates. The specifications are below. At the $1.75M level, your next unlock, you'll expand hardcore flight sim support to the game: flight chairs, multi-monitors, Track-IR, MFD panels and more!
Builder: Drake Intergalactic
Crew (max): 5
Mass (empty): 68,000 Kg (heavier due to armor)
Focus: Heavy Mercantile (Pirate)
Drake maintains that the Caterpillar, a sprawling, modular spacecraft which appears at least somewhat like its namesake, is for legitimate commerce and extended search and rescue missions... but at the end of the day, the Caterpillar is truly the evil twin of the Freelancer.
Designed for supporting pirate operations, the Caterpillar features a large cargo hold for carrying loot, heavier armor than other freighters in its class and room for five crew able to serve in boarding operations. Despite its heavier armor, the Caterpillar isn't a bulldog... a succesful operation will require a fighter escort.
Upgrade Capacity: 8
Cargo Capacity: 20 tonnes
Max. Class: Anti-Matter
Thrusters: 2x TR5, 8 x TR2
4 x Class 2: Equipped 2 x Behring M2A Laser Cannon
2 x Class 3: Non Equipped
2 x Class 4: Equipped 2x Behring M5A Laser Cannon (turret), 1x L-Sys Mark III Tractor Beam