Athune class Close Escort
|Athune class Close Escort|
4 in service
|Type: EL Close Escort|
|Cost|| MCr 459.774|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The TL–11 craft are fitted with the best computer available, a military grade model 5 fib computer adjacent to the bridge. The needle/wedge hull is lightly armored and fully streamlined with scoops and on board fuel purification to allow wilderness ocean refueling. The armor is just enough to resist critical damage to vital components, but so much as to diminish speed and agility. The ship has a powerful maneuver drive capable of 4 Gs acceleration, and 4 agility. The ship is capable of jump 2, and carries enough internal fuel for a jump 2 with a jump 1 reserve. They are fitted with jump 2 drop tanks for increased range when crossing rifts zones. It carries a single triple beam laser turret, a dual plasma gun turret and two triple missile turrets. The large fusion power plant is rated to keep all the energy weapons and computers running while preserving the ship's graceful agility. There are eleven crew; a pilot, navigator, 4 engineers, 1 medic, 4 gunners. They deploy a 3 dton Narit Air Raft, as an interface vehicle when orbital port facilities and shuttle service are unavailable. There is a small hold, which can double as a missile magazine.
History & Background (Dossier)
They are built at Narit.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Book 5 High Guard GDW 1980
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science