The BR5 is a moderately useful ship because it has a cloaking device, a gravatonic accelerator, and two engines for towing. With the gravatonic accelerator, even with Quantum Drive 7s or Hyper Drive 8s it is still faster than other ships. The one torpedo tube gives it the ability to have some defensive punch or lay mines in enemy space (though it can't carry many torpedoes).
The Privateer Bands
- The Br5 Kaye Boat loses about 50% of the normal crew/clans while cloaked inside radiation.