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This week marks my return to producing stats and write ups for all things Rogue One. The delightful Rogue One: the Ultimate Visual Guide by Pablo Hidalgo continues to inspire with its cross sections and flavorful details, with today’s topic being no exception.
UT-60D “U-Wing” Support Craft
Troop transport, courier, gunship, medevac, and more. The BT-60D “U-Wing” Support Craft is the latest multirole craft from the Incom Corporation. Heavier than a starfighter, but smaller than most transports, these versatile craft can capably handle diverse mission parameters. While never entering full production, several U-Wings have entered Rebel service courtesy of House Organa. Alliance engineers have considered a conversion program of the civilian version BT-45D to military UT-60D specification, but the necessity of installing a complete hyperdrive suite along with armor and shield upgrade packages makes any such upgrade a costly affair. Regardless, the versatility of these ships has proven vital to the fledgling Rebellion as, despite the extremely small number of U-Wings in service, these craft are in constant demand for operations across the galaxy.
Sil 3; Speed 4; Handling -1; Def 2/-/-/1 Armor 3
Hull Trauma 18; System Strain 10
Hull Type/Class: Support Craft/UT-60D U-Wing.
Manufacturer: Incom Corporation.
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 2, Backup: Class 10.
Sensor Range: Short.
Crew: One pilot and one copilot.
Encumbrance Capacity: 50.
Passenger Capacity: 8.
Consumables: One month.
Price/Rarity: 110,000 credits (R) / 7
Customization Hard Points: 1.
Weapons: Forward mounted twin medium laser cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Close]; Linked 1), up to two door mounted heavy weapons such as the heavy ion blaster (Fire Arc Port; Damage 15 [personal scale]; Critical 2; Range [Extreme]; Auto-Fire, Ion)
BT-45M “Mercy” Medevac Transport
Based on the civilian variant of the UT-60D, this heavily modified transport provides the Rebel Alliance with a combat medevac capability. Due to the shortage of UT-60Ds, engineers and medics from the Alderaanian Resistance have developed a standardized upgrade package to return the civilianized BT-45D to military spec. Hyperdrive, shields, armor, and power plant systems are restored but weapons are not included. This is not just in keeping with the ideals of Alderaanian pacifism, but also an important enabler of plausible deniability. Officially described as “ruggedized ambulances” donated to Outer Rim worlds, BT-45M medevac transports were reported lost or damaged in questionably high numbers before their appearance in the Rebel fleet.
Represent the BT-45M by making the following changes to the UT-60D statblock: remove all weapons, add two crew positions (medical technicians), reduce Encumbrance Capacity to 20, and change Passengers to “4 plus 4 litters”. Add the following special rule: Medevac Suite (On board medical equipment allows characters to attempt to heal others using Medicine checks without penalty. In addition, grant two Boost die to all Medicine checks while using the Medevac Suite. Finally, Medicine checks to heal characters suffering the Bleeding Out critical injury are reduced in difficulty by 2 to a minimum of Easy [1 Purple].) Price/Rarity: 100,000/6.
UT-60F “Pig” Gunship
The Rebel Alliance is forced to constantly innovate, tailoring vehicle loadouts based on trial and error to fill holes in their fleet. The UT-60F “Pig” Gunship is an example of one such variant. By upgunning the basic UT-60D with heavy laser cannons and side mounted cluster rockets, the U-Wing is converted from utility transport to ground attack gunship. The U-Wing’s swing wing system is not compromised by mounting the rocket pods on articulating arms in lieu of the door mounts, allowing the pods to retract into the cabin. This allows the UT-60F to maintain similar handling characteristics to the base model, but sacrifices passenger capacity in the process. The added weight and power consumption reduces the UT-60F’s top speed and that fact, when combined with the bodged together look of the weapons system, has earned this variant the “Pig” moniker.
Represent the UT-60F by making the following changes to the UT-60D statblock. Reduce Speed to 3 and Passengers to 4. Replace all weapons with the following: forward mounted heavy laser cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Short]; Linked 1), two hull mounted cluster rocket pods (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 15 [personal scale]; Critical 3; Range [Extreme]; Blast 12, Pierce 5, Limited Ammo 30, Linked 2). Price/Rarity: 130,000 (R)/7.