Non-Military Ships of Rifts Space
While there is definitely glory, action, and excitement in the big, bold military ships wielded by such cosmic powers as the Protectorate, the Arkhons and Xintrin, most spacers will never own one of those. The following pages are for ships that are for civilian use. The space lanes are full of civilian ships of all different shapes and sizes. The ships below include your common freighters and personal transports, as well as big, corporate interstellar haulers and exploration vessels.
Light and Medium Transports
This ship class includes medium and small cargo transports, merchantmen, and even some non-military law enforcement vessels. They are the most common type of ships in space, and the most likely to be owned by independent adventurers.
AT-55 Medium Transport
Dragoon Scout Ship
Large Commercial Vessels
While still civilian vehicles, these ships are generally so big or so expensive that only large corporations or the super-wealthy can afford them. They include the super cargo ships, commercial exploration vessels and the like that are the backbone of commerce throughout the Orion’s Arm.
These are cargo and civilian ships that operate without FTL capabilities. Without the use of a carrier, or other vehicle to dock with, they cannot travel outside of a solar system.
CI-6 Model M Tanker