Four MISC Freelancers were announced in 2014, the regular MISC Freelancer and the three variants DUR, MAX, and MIS.
Freelancers are used as long haul merchant ships by major corporations, but they are just as frequently repurposed as dedicated exploration vessels by independent captains who want to operate on the fringes of the galaxy. The Freelancer is a multi-role transport spacecraft developed by MISC and was the first vessel to be constructed as part of a unique lend-lease agreement with the Xi’an government. The ship’s hull is sold in several variants that have been adapted for various alternate roles like the Freelancer DUR exploration ship, the Freelancer MAX enhanced cargo ship and the Freelancer MIS missile launcher.
- The Freelancer DUR variant specializes in exploration. Sacrificing some of the cargo capacity of the standard Freelancer for an enhanced jump drive, a more advanced scanner, and an expanded fuel tank may seem like a bad call to some, but those who value discovery over profit will find it to be their ship of choice.
- The Freelancer MAX variant is for those who prize increased cargo capacity over everything else. Combine that additional storage with MISC’s unrivaled dependability and reputation, and you can see why the MAX is the preferred transport for many independent haulers in Empire today.
- The Freelancer MIS is a limited edition militarized variant of the classic mercantile ship developed by the UEE. These were produced in very small quantity due to some early payload incidents. This version sacrifices the majority of the cargo capacity to make way for missiles.
Here is a short history of publications about the series from the RSI website.
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