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{{Quote|This is why you'll never be in charge, [[Bree]]. You don't see the whole. The parts are crap, but you put it together you got a Firefly. Thing'll run forever they got a mechanic even half awake... Some people ain't lookin' for flash. She's a good catch.|[[Corbin]]|Our Mrs. Reynolds}}
 
{{Quote|This is why you'll never be in charge, [[Bree]]. You don't see the whole. The parts are crap, but you put it together you got a Firefly. Thing'll run forever they got a mechanic even half awake... Some people ain't lookin' for flash. She's a good catch.|[[Corbin]]|Our Mrs. Reynolds}}
   
The '''''Firefly''-class''' transport ship is a series of Multipurpose, Mid-Bulk Transport boats designed by [[Allied Spacecraft Corporation]]. The hulls and engines are constructed at ASC's shipyard at [[New Burbank]], [[Osiris]], with final outfitting being outsourced to a dozen smaller companies, including the newly formed [[Firefly Ship Works]] on [[Hera]].
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The '''''Firefly''-class''' transpot ship is a series of Multipurpose, Mid-Bulk Transport boats designed by [[Allied Spacecraft Corporation]]. The hulls and engines are constructed at ASC's shipyard at [[New Burbank]], [[Osiris]], with final outfitting being outsourced to a dozen smaller companies, including the newly formed [[Firefly Ship Works]] on [[Hera]].
   
 
All Fireflys feature a large rear engine module, wing-mounted engines capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), a centralized cargo section, and raised forward section holding the crew quarters and bridge.
 
All Fireflys feature a large rear engine module, wing-mounted engines capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), a centralized cargo section, and raised forward section holding the crew quarters and bridge.
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{{For|the specs on the Series 3|Serenity}}
 
{{For|the specs on the Series 3|Serenity}}
   
The Firefly Series 3 was produced in multiple versions. The standard version was the '''03-K64-Firefly''' produced for the civilian market. A '''Military Version'''—with multiple gun emplacements and wing mounted missiles—was approved for production in August 2463. Used during the [[Unification War]], they were decimated by the [[Alliance Fast Attack Ship]] following the [[Battle of Sturges]].
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The Firefly Series 3 was produced in multiple versions. The standard version was the '''03-K64-Firefly''' produced for the civilian market. A '''Military Version'''—with multiple gun emplacements and wing mounted missiles—was approved for production in August 2463. Used during the [[Unification War]], they were decimated by the [[Alliance Fast Attack Ship]].
   
 
The Series 3 featured a number of improvements over the earlier models, notably the extenders below the wings of the ship to stabilize the rotating VTOL engines, and hold them further from the main body of the craft (which keeps the ship from shaking as much as previous series, and allowed for [[shuttle]] bays to be built into the sides of design above the wings). Also, the Series 3 is longer, with an extended 'neck', and generally roomier interior. It again uses the more reliable [[Trace Compression Block engine]], rather than the [[Gurstler]] engine used in some other designs.
 
The Series 3 featured a number of improvements over the earlier models, notably the extenders below the wings of the ship to stabilize the rotating VTOL engines, and hold them further from the main body of the craft (which keeps the ship from shaking as much as previous series, and allowed for [[shuttle]] bays to be built into the sides of design above the wings). Also, the Series 3 is longer, with an extended 'neck', and generally roomier interior. It again uses the more reliable [[Trace Compression Block engine]], rather than the [[Gurstler]] engine used in some other designs.
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|carried vessels=2 [[shuttle|Endo/Exo-Atmospheric Shuttle]]s<br />10 Emergency life pods<br />2 [[MF-950 Flying Mule]]s (extended cab)
 
|carried vessels=2 [[shuttle|Endo/Exo-Atmospheric Shuttle]]s<br />10 Emergency life pods<br />2 [[MF-950 Flying Mule]]s (extended cab)
 
|other equipment=4 Magnetic grappler launchers<br />10 Self-powered transmitter buoys}}
 
|other equipment=4 Magnetic grappler launchers<br />10 Self-powered transmitter buoys}}
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The Firefly Series 4 was approved for production in January 2513, with availability projected for July 16, 2513. The Series 4 is 25% faster than the Series 3, and has twice the range. The main hull is significantly wider than a Series 3, with two side-by-side main cargo bays in the main section. Aft of this section the secondary cargo area is also larger accommodating proper passenger staterooms, or a larger number of berths. The boat also has room for twice the crew of a Series 3.
 
The Firefly Series 4 was approved for production in January 2513, with availability projected for July 16, 2513. The Series 4 is 25% faster than the Series 3, and has twice the range. The main hull is significantly wider than a Series 3, with two side-by-side main cargo bays in the main section. Aft of this section the secondary cargo area is also larger accommodating proper passenger staterooms, or a larger number of berths. The boat also has room for twice the crew of a Series 3.
   
 
The larger amount of crew space has allowed for the addition of a dedicated land vehicle bay, a cargo elevator, and a small hydroponics garden. The main cargo section is modular, and can be adapted to pick up and drop off standard cargo modules without anyone entering the cargo bay itself.
 
The larger amount of crew space has allowed for the addition of a dedicated land vehicle bay, a cargo elevator, and a small hydroponics garden. The main cargo section is modular, and can be adapted to pick up and drop off standard cargo modules without anyone entering the cargo bay itself.
   
With the increased size and capability comes a higher price tag, primarily for operating expenses. The increased cargo / passenger area is necessary to take jobs to maintain upkeep on a Series 4. This type is primarily used on the lucrative routes between the [[Central planets]] and the [[Border planets]]. For captains traveling the [[Rim planets]] and more interested in economy of operation, the Series 3 remains the better option.
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With the increased size and capability comes a higher price tag, primarily for operating expenses. The increased cargo / passenger area is necessary to take jobs to maintain upkeep on a Series 4. This type is primarily used on the lucrative routes between the Core and the Border. For captains traveling the Rim and more interested in economy of operation, the Series 3 remains the better option.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In real life, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly Firefly] is a family of insects.
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*In real life, The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly Firefly] is a family of insects.
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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*http://keepflying.com/ships/the-series-1-cargo-bay
 
*http://keepflying.com/ships/the-series-1-cargo-bay
 
*http://keepflying.com/ships/turntables/verse-ships-recap
 
*http://keepflying.com/ships/turntables/verse-ships-recap
 
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