Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this short presentation of the Escort ship. The versatility of theses ships is mostly what make them so popular in the sector. They can be used for troops or material transport, can fly in space as well as on planet surface and they include decent weaponry.
Here you can see the Noxarian Starship Fearless (NSS NF-I). This ship is owned by the Order of the Equinox. Every escort include multiple reactors and flight stabilizers that allow the ship to fly, of course, but also to stand still while in the air. The silver dish visible on the engine is the radar system.
One pilot is required. There is storage in front of the ship for the pilot stuff. The stick on the left engine is the communication system.
The cockpit is large enough to fit heavy armored minifig. There is a small storage compartment behind the pilot.
The cargo bay can be loaded with material or personnel.
Cargo bay access.
Side storage allow some extra material to be loaded.
Landing gear operation.
Two Lx-2 laser cannons mounted on the cockpit wings are deployed. There is also two torpedoes on the wings.
The cargo bay can carry up to six units.
Escorts are modular ships. They consist of a small fighter (called Falcon), docked on a modular section. To detach the Falcon, additional landing gears are deployed from the module. The Falcon landing gear is retracted and the wings are deployed. Then, the Falcon is good to go, leaving the modular section on the ground. The module can then be used as a small outpost since communication and radar systems are presents.
A view of the crew, Outpost and Falcon.
Edit: Updated names and removed Falcon squadron