Animal class Safari Ship

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Animal class Safari Ship
Safari-Ship-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-37 03-July-2018a.jpg
TBD
Type: KH Safari Ship
Agility 1
Also see Expedition Ship - Safari
Architect Marc Miller
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Cargo 23 Tons
Cost MCr81.08
Crew 4
Enlisted 1
Officers 3
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2
Hull Slab Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1 bis
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 22 High/Med 0 Low
QSP K-BS12
Reference Safari Ship 19-30.
Size 200 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Animal class Safari Ship is an excursion vessel using a 200-ton hull, intended for trophy-taking (actual or images) expeditions to other worlds.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It has jump drive-B, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-B, giving a performance of jump-2 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 60 tons supports the power plant and one jump-2. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/1 bis. There are eleven staterooms and no low berths. The ship has one hardpoint and one ton allocated to fire control. A double turret is installed, but no weapons are mounted. There are two ship's vehicles: an air/raft and a 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 6 tons. Two 7-ton capture tanks can hold specimens, and a 7-ton trophy lounge serves as a hunters' recreation area. The hull is streamlined.

The safari ship requires a crew of four: pilot, navigator, engineer, steward/medic. A gunner and additional personnel may be added. The pilot normally operates the launch; the steward normally operates the air/raft. The ship can comfortably carry a party of 7 (various double occupancy arrangements can boost total capacity to 20, including a crew of four) on expeditions. The ship costs MCr81.08 (including 10% discount for standard designs) and takes 11 months to build.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A brochure image of an Animal class Safari Ship deploying a Denuli class Hunting Launch.
    Safari-Ship-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-37 03-July-2018a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones It carries a Denuli class Hunting Launch and an Air/raft.
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The typical safari ship does not engage in commercial passenger service. They only charter specially arranged tourists.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Safari Ship:

  1. Type K class Safari Ship [3]
    1. Animal class Free Trader [4]
    2. Animal class Liner [5]
    3. Animal class Safari Ship [6]
    4. Animal class Survey Vessel [7]
    5. Animal class Yacht [8]
    6. Nimrod class Safari Ship
    7. Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship [9]
    8. Safari-234 class Touring Ship [10]
  2. Type KG class Safari Ship
    1. Excursion class Safari Ship

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. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 17.
  4. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  5. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  6. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 17-31.
  7. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  8. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  9. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 25.
  10. Dave Sering. Simba Safari (Judges Guild, 1981), 4.