CEC YZ-775 Transport CL 12
The Empire, however, was not about to let civilians wield heavy weaponry and began to crack down on shipyards that offered such ships on the open market. The Corellian Engineering Corporation, with its long history and highly respectable reputation of creating ship designs that could fill a wide variety of roles, negotiated with
top-ranking officials at the Imperial Bureau of Shipyards and Construction to gain the proper authorizations to continue building armed transports for its civilian clients. Delighted with the uninterrupted flow of products, customers flocked to the CEC’s shipyards, further increasing the company’s large profit margins.
First introduced to the galaxy a few years after the conclusion of the Clone Wars, the YZ-775 was one of the first class of armed transports to be sold after the CEC gained permission from the Empire to continue its production of such starships. Sales were remarkably high during its initial years, and the YZ-775 proved to be extremely popular with small trading organizations and independent merchants who could afford the price.
As the years passed and more people grew discontent with the way the Empire ruled the galaxy, many YZ-775s joined the Rebellion’s fleet and were used to smuggle weapons and supplies, transport troops, and provide extra firepower. Some vessels survived the war and continued service with the New Republic, despite the apparent
age of the ships.
YZ-775s in the Galaxy
The YZ-775 is found in starports throughout the galaxy, regardless of its affiliation or location. Since this class of ship is popular with cargo transportation organizations and independent traders that hold no ties to any particular government, it is not uncommon to find a few docked in close proximity to each other at a busy port, offloading cargo or loading new shipments for upcoming stops.
The CEC vehemently denied that the ships of the YZ series were originally intended to be converted to be combat vessels and sold to paramilitary organizations. However, the claims were not taken seriously, especially considering that several star systems in the Outer Rim that have little to no association with any galactic authority are known to have purchased several YZ-775s to be used specifically as patrol ships or customs vessels. At the same time, other systems have modified a fair number of the ships to bolster their defense fleets against raiders and neighboring systems that seek to expand their control.
Saga Edition Statistics
Colossal (frigate) space transport
Init –3; Senses Perception +5
Defense Ref 13 (flat-footed 11), Fort 34; +11 armor
hp 650; DR 15; SR 90; Threshold 134
Speed fly 12 squares (max. velocity 950 km/h), fly 3 squares (starship scale)
Ranged double turbolasers +3* (see below) and
Ranged 2 double laser cannons +3 (see below) and
Ranged 2 proton torpedoes +3 (see below)
Fighting Space 1 square (starship scale); Cover total
Base Atk +0; Grp +49
Atk Options autofire (double laser cannons), fire-link (double laser cannons, proton torpedoes)
Abilities Str 59, Dex 14, Con —, Int 16
Skills Initiative –3, Mechanics +5, Perception +5, Pilot –3, Use Computer +5
Crew 8 (Normal); Passengers 14
Cargo 400 tons; Consumables 6 months; Carried Craft none
Payload 24 proton torpedoes
Hyperdrive x1 (backup x12), nav computer
Availability Licensed; Cost 500,000 credits (350,000 used)
- Apply a –20 penalty on attacks against targets smaller than Colossal in size.
Double turbolasers (gunner)
Atk +3 (–17 against targets smaller than Colossal); Dmg 5d10 x 5
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Double laser cannons (gunner)
Atk +3 (–2 autofire); Dmg 5d10 x 2
Proton torpedoes (pilot)
Atk +3; Dmg 9d10 x 2