A-4 Voodi class Strike Bomber

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A-4 Voodi class Strike Bomber
Distant Fringe Logo.gif
Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: FM Fighter
Also see Bomber
Architect Ade Stewart.
Blueprint No.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.5 Tons
Cost MCr42.865
MCr.34.292 in quantity
Crew 1
Officers 1
Enlisted 0
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model 3(2)
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 20 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP FM-0206A21-100000-00002-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The A-4 Voodi class Strike Bomber is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The A-4 Bomber is a sleek, expensive black beauty designed for dual environment, deep penetration raids over enemy territory to deliver nuclear ordnance.

They lack a bridge which reduces the efficiency of the model/3 ship computer. Extensive ECM and stealth is integrated into the streamlined conical hull. Lightly armored with EMS baffling armor platelets, it has a triple missile rail weapons array. The majority of the cost is associated with the massive power plant. They have a small craft stateroom for extended range life support.

Image Repository[edit]

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Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (...of ten subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 20 tons.
2. Crew x1 crew: pilot.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model 3(2) computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Factor-1 hull armor.
8. Craft None
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops
10. Cost MCr42.865
MCr.34.292 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 24 weeks to build, 19 weeks in quantity.
12. Comments There is a squadron of this fighter deployed in the Tsorva (world) system.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 0.5 ton missile magazine.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Enchanted Nist Fighter Squadron 174nd NFS, are one of the only units to still operate this fighter. These craft have long been removed from front line service and are only deployed in the lowest readiness level reserve units. They were carried into battle aboard Hyperion class Escort Carriers or based on system defense outposts.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Individual vessels are generally named by their crews.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Spacefarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Smallcraft - Bomber:

  1. Type FB class Bomber
    1. A-4 Voodi class Strike Bomber

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak