First introduced in 2871, Drake Interplanetary’s Caterpillar has long proven to be a reliable, cost-effective multi-role vessel, capable of being outfitted for everything from mercantile operations to combat support. Long hailed as a hard-fought alternative to the ubiquitous Hull series, the Caterpillar is a freighter that doesn’t skimp on weaponry or customization.
The Caterpillar is a multi-crew utility spacecraft and armored freighter manufactured by Drake Interplanetary. Designed for storage, it can be adapted to suit the needs of multiple types of cargo. It can also be used for combat roles, such as a raiding command center or a q-ship. Drake sells the Caterpillar as the flagship of its spacecraft system, which includes the Cutlass, Dragonfly, and Buccaneer
Here is a short history of publications about the series from the RSI website.
Raid Commander The Drake Caterpillar
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