Requiem for a Sector
Type: General purpose cargo shuttle – small
Max Speed: 1600kph (995mph approx)
Range: 22,000km in atmosphere
Main Armament: None
Powerplant: 2x RX-60-22 Rocket Engines
Weight: 15 tonnes empty
The Arvus Lighter is a small, general purpose cargo shuttle that is widely used by the Imperium of Man for many tasks, both in space and on the surface of planets. The Arvus is commonly used by both Imperial Navy warships and Imperial merchant vessels, including Rogue Traders. Squat and durable, the Arvus has two powerful engines for carrying heavy loads. It has no armaments and is not expected to engage the enemy.
Superstition among Arvus pilets hold the machine-spirit of the Arvus lighter to be truculent and stubborn and has led affectionate nicknames among its crews such as the Hog, the Little Pig, the mule, and the Onager.
The ship’s interior is very basic and does not include many advanced systems beyond standard navigational and sensor equipment and proximity alarms. The single pilot has a small cramped cockpit. The cockpit’s screen swings up to allow the pilot access from the front. There is also a small hatchway to allow the pilot access to the cargo compartment should he need it.