The V1 is for version one, as I am hopping for some comments and inspiration to make it better. I hate the landing gear and flat bottom, but that was to save peices. And enough about the colour.
About this creation
The Explorer V1 Cruiser was originaly designed and manufactured by the Jhunl Yhn Yard factories, it was designed as a diplomatic, recon and ranging vessel. The cruisers compromised windows for armoured protection creating it's most widely and worst flaw. When this flaw was discovered, many pirates began to knock out the video cameras renduring the ships 'blind' before disabling the engines and towing them to base planets. There pirates kept the ships or scrapped them for parts while enslaving the females and masacuring the male crew. Only a few crew were ever severly crippled before being sent back to 'civilized' planets to tell the tale.
Off the 1000 or so built, nearly 800 were reported as missing, almost all of which were taken by pirates. After the stories spread, construction was halted in fear of law suits.
The Crew from left;
Tommy - the Engineer and surprisingly good cook
Mimi - The captains girl-friend and co-pilot
Captain Ymm - owner of the vessle that has an interest in exploration
Reids - Ymm's good friend and adventurer
Brac - Reids lil annoying brother, who with his camera films almost all to annoy everone.
The starboard engine pod with a point-defense cannon between that and the middle engine. This one, and it's partner on the other side, are used for blasting following ships or destroying missiles before they reach the Explorer.