Beacon class Gun Boat

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Beacon class Gun Boat
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: FH Heavy Fighter
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Gun Boat
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.2 Tons
Cost MCr168.250 (base)
MCr134.600 (qty)
Crew 2
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/TBD
Origin Nexus Fleet Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med
0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 80 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Beacon class Gun Boat is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Beacon class Gun Boat are a large, expensive, fighters.

They have a streamlined needle/wedge hull capable of atmospheric operations and is fitted with fuel scoops for ocean refueling. They offer 5G acceleration, but lack agility. This, despite the large power plant. Power goes to the fusion guns and the computer. They are armed with a pair of fusion guns. The two man crew share a small craft stateroom for extended life support on long system patrols. They are part of the Nexus Fleet Forces and mount a model 6 computer adjacent to the bridge. Although they have been pressed into service as close air support for marine units, their lack of hull armor leaves them vulnerable to ground fire. These are not the preferred dog fighter in the fleet.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

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]

Paramilitary Vessel - Scout/Courier:

  1. Type S class Scout/Courier
    1. Beacon class Gun Boat

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