Bengal class Carrier

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Bengal class Carrier
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: CV Carrier
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 37 Tons
Cost MCr415.655 (base)
MCr332.524 (qty)
Crew 19
Officers 4
Enlisted 20
Hardpoints 10
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Model No information yet available.
Origin Bain Defense Squadron
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 1,000 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–10
USP CV-A4122C2-000000-00007-2
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Bengal class Carrier is a combatant warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Bengal class Carriers were designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a world lying in Spica Sector and a member of both the Boötean Federation and the Solomani Confederation. Though the carriers are tiny by the standards of most Solomani Confederation vessels they are occasionally called upon for Federation and Confederation service. Bengals carry a single bay-mounted Heavy Missile Launcher, which is used primarily to bombard enemy targets. They serve as flagships for Fighter groups, typically carrying two small composite squadrons. The vessel is a TL-10 design.

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 craft) 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 The Bengal class is constructed using a 1,000 Ton hull built in a Close Structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 8 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x23 personnel.
  • x1 Pilot, x1 Navigator, x4 Engineers, x1 Medic, x2 Gunners, x14 Flight Crew.

Accommodations

  • There are 11.5 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of Jump-1 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x10 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Fighters are housed in a large dedicated hanger with a total volume of 352 Tons: areas of the hanger can be sealed off. The hangers have multiple sets of large doors.

  • The listed Fighters are a typical complement: different combinations may be carried to meet the requirements of specific missions.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 220 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr415.655
  • Architects Fee: MCr4.157
11. Construction Time 120 weeks (28 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 37.0 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Bengal class Carriers were designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, an advancing Solomani world lying in Spica Sector. They carry a variety of locally manufactured Fighters that are typically organised into two composite squadrons. The ship is fitted with a Model/3fib Computer and has a communications center. More than half of the listed crew are fighter pilots. Bengals are partially streamlined to allow wilderness refueling.

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.