Using a 400-ton hull and 53 meters in length, the Subsidized Merchant is a trading vessel intended to meet the trading needs of clusters of worlds, usually under a subsidy. March-class merchants are produced throughout the Spinward Marches and have an excellent service record.
The usual text of a subsidy agreement calls for the ship to service an agreed upon route for at least 70% of each year. For the remainder of the year, the ship can undertake charters or service routes to other worlds.
The separate Launch model can be attached to the top. The best way to do this is with 3mm diameter rare earth magnets so it can be removed, or you can glue it of course. With magnets on the flight stands as well, the Launch can be moved from the ship to a stand.
This ship is available in Fine Detail Plastic, and the model is 53mm in length at 1:1000 scale. It has a has a 3mm diameter hole on the bottom to accommodate a standard 3mm or 1/8" flight peg, which is not included. Model is supplied unpainted. Sculpted by Jason Miller.
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