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The Caterpillar Best In Show Edition from Drake Interplanetary is a large transport ship, it consists of the hull and the detachable(Planned)[1] command module. It used to have the highest cargo capacity, but has since been surpassed by the C2 Hercules. The Caterpillar is fitted with four ship weapon hardpoints, two manned turrets and two tractor beams of which one is located on the command module. The cargo deck consists of five interconnected modules, each outfitted with airlocks and the fifth with a manned turret. The Caterpillar Best In Show Edition was only sold during the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2949 in 2019.

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.

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Features[]

  • Cargo deck

Four identically cargo modules, each with a capacity of 121 SCU and cargo bay doors on port and starboard side, the doors also function as lifts(Planned). The fifth module has a capacity of 80 SCU, one front facing cargo door and houses the forward manned turret.

  • Armament

A manned turret is located topside in the front and another on the underside in the back behind the cargo lift, both turrets are equipped with twin size 4 M6A Cannon laser cannons. The command pod is outfitted with two M5A Cannons and two M4A Cannons installed on size 3 gimbals.

Default ship loadout[]

Note.png For further information about hardpoints, see Ship components and equipment and How the points table works.

Avionics
Type Quantity Size Grade Class Manufacturer Model

Logo Radar.png Radars
1
 S  L
Unknown
Unknown
1
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown
Logo Computers.png Computers
3
 S  M
Unknown
Unknown
1
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown
Systems
Type Quantity Size Grade Class Manufacturer Model

Logo Power Plants.png Power Plants
2
 S  3
C
Industrial
Juno Starwerk.png JUST
Ginzel
1
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown
Logo Coolers.png Coolers
2
 S  3
C
Industrial
Juno Starwerk.png JUST
ThermalCore
2
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown
Logo Shield Generators.png Shield Generators
1
 S  3
C
Industrial
Logo Basilisk.png BASL
Stronghold
2
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown

Propulsion systems
Type Quantity Size Grade Class Manufacturer Model

Logo Fuel Intakes.png Fuel Intakes
2
 S  L
Unknown
Unknown
1
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown
Logo Fuel Tanks.png Fuel Tanks
1
 S  L
Unknown
Unknown
1
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown
Logo Quantum Drives.png Quantum Drives
1
 S  3
C
Military
Logo Wei-Tek.png WETK
Pontes
1
 S  S
Unknown
Unknown
Logo Jump Modules.png Jump Modules
1
 S  L
Unknown
Unknown
Logo Quantum Fuel Tanks.png Quantum Fuel Tanks
1
 S  L
Unknown
Unknown
Thrusters
Logo Main Thrusters.png Main Thrusters Logo Maneuvering Thrusters.png Maneuvering Thrusters
Quantity Model Quantity Model

6
Retro Thruster
28
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
4
Main Thruster
6
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster (Command pod)
2
Retro Thruster (Command pod)
2
Main Thruster (Command pod)

Weapons
Quantity Weapon size Hardpoint size Weapon model Manufacturer Weapon type
1x2
 S  3
 S  3
M5A Cannon
Logo Behring Applied Technology.png BEHR
Laser Cannon
2x1
 S  2
 S  3
M4A Cannon
Logo Behring Applied Technology.png BEHR
Laser Cannon
Turrets
Quantity Weapon size Turret type Weapon model Manufacturer Weapon type
2x2
 S  4
Manned
M6A Cannon
Logo Behring Applied Technology.png BEHR
Laser Cannon
Utility Items
Quantity Item size Hardpoint size Item model Manufacturer Item type
2x1
 S  1
 S  1
Unknown
Unknown
Tractor Beam

Paints[]

Trivia[]

  • The Caterpillar is the only ship capable of separating hull and flight deck.

Gallery[]

Images[]

Videos[]

See also[]

Patch history[]

References[]

  1. robertsspaceindustries.com "The Visual Guide to Spacecraft - Caterpillar Edition". Retrieved July 17, 2021. Page 5. (4.5 MB PDF download)