The Velociraptor, personal vessel of the bounty hunter Raptor Duk-Val, is the result of almost twenty-five years of modification, customization, and tinkering. The ship is bears superficial resemblance to the Corellian Gunship it started out as, but internally the vessel is quite different.
The original engines have been vastly upgraded. The central drive nozzle is now a slimmed-down thruster unit taken from a Nebulon-B Frigate, giving the ship incredible speed for its size; the engine modifications have also lengthened the ship by ten meters. Maneuverability and acceleration have likewise been increased. A much faster hyperdrive unit has been installed, originally scrounged and installed by Shug Ninx, then tweaked and tinkered additionally by hyperdrive experts in the Corporate Sector. Using the extra power from the engines, Raptor has added multiple shield generators and some extra armor plating, increasing the ship's protection.
Weaponry as also been increased, nearly doubled from the original gunship. Fitting with his prime occupation as a bounty hunter, ion cannons have been added, as well as a pair of tractor beams. Twelve dual turbolaser turrets and eight quad laser cannons, as well as six concussion missile launchers, round out the impressive armament.
The crown jewel of the 'Raptor, however, is its highly advanced automation system. Almost every feature of the ship can be run off its central computer, allowing the ship to be flown by just one person. A number of droids augment the computer and aid in repair and maintenance tasks. The ship reaches its maximum effectiveness, however, when traveling with a small crew.