Aurora class Light Patrol Fighter
|Aurora class Light Patrol Fighter|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: FL Fighter|
|Cost|| MCr44.740 (base)|
|Origin||Bain Defense Squadron|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Ron Kline Design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Aurora class Light Patrol Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.
The Aurora class Light Patrol Fighter was designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a world lying in Spica Sector and a member of the Solomani Confederation. The Aurora is a reliable craft that is typically assigned to formations that carry out secondary duties such as routine patrols and customs inspections. The hull is built in a sleek, streamlined needle configuration and has good handling characteristics in atmospheres. It has excellent acceleration and agility but is considered to have an inferior weapons package. There is no bridge and the performance of the computer suffers as a result, but there is a small stateroom that affords more endurance and a better mission duration than the related Hornet class Fighter, which it regularly serves alongside.
- The vessel is a TL-10 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage||The Aurora class is constructed using a 19 Ton hull built in a Needle configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving excellent atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| x1 crew:
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-6 drive and a Power Plant-12, giving performance of 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||There is a cockpit containing a pilot's acceleration couch. Adjacent to the cockpit is a Model/2 computer that functions as a Model/1 due to the lack of a bridge: no backup computer is installed.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| x1 hardpoint.
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for an Aurora class is:
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 2.28 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr44.74
|11.||Construction Time|| 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 0.15 Tons: it functions as a magazine for additional missiles.|
The Aurora class Light Patrol Fighter serves with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a Solomani world lying in Spica Sector. They are occasionally called upon for Federation and Confederation service. It operates alongside the Hornet, Constellation and Retaliator classes of Fighters. Overall, the Aurora is considered to be a forgiving vessel and is generally where newly qualified pilots start their careers. Members of the class are carried aboard Bengal class Carriers.
The Aurora mounts the locally designed and manufactured Misery Blue class Anti-Shipping Missile. The warhead is considered underpowered, the weapon system as a whole barely passed its proofing trials, and the design is prone to problems with its guidance systems. A number of examples of the Aurora class have been sold to neighboring worlds: they are generally refitted with standard Solomani weapons packages.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- 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 Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science