Centaur class Mercenary Carrier

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Centaur class Mercenary Carrier
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TBD
Type: VE Mercenary Carrier
Agility 3
Also see Subcraft Carrier - Carrier
Architect Ian Stead
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 82.0 Tons
Cost MCr403.8094
Crew 42
Enlisted 30
Officers 12
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 8
Hull Slab Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 20
Model Model/4 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 25 High/Med 0 Low
QSP VE-HS21
Reference Compendium 3 123-127.
Size 800 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Centaur class Mercenary Carrier is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Originally designed as a micro-escort carrier for vulnerable convoys, the Centaur has found its way into becoming a sister vessel to the Mercenary Cruiser, acting either as fighter support to other units or as a separate operating force in itself, with the ability to launch small ground operations with air support. Corporations or Governments often employ these ships in the role they were originally designed for, as escorts to freight convoys. In addition, some have been used as anti raider forces and additional support to System Defence forces. For small scale actions, the Centaur is a potent force; it never carried much favour with the Navy as they preferred the larger carriers, hence its new role as a mercenary fighter carrier.

  • It carries light armament and a defensive suite.
  • Typical load out for the Centaur is 20 fighters, stacked into the full sized hangar. Cargo space usage is used for fuel/spares for the embarked fighters and sometimes an additional module for the cutter. The cutter is used for refuelling, ground operations and fighter crew retrieval. Two grapple arms under the hangar retrieve damaged craft or those that have run out of fuel.
  • Normal crew consists of a Captain, XO, Flight Officer, Medic, Chief Engineer, 2 Pilots, Navigator, 20 Pilots, 8 Gunners and 6 Engineers. The barracks space is for up to 20 troops or additional engineers/flight crew.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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 TBD
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]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Mercenary Carrier:

  1. Type VL class Light Carrier
    1. Centaur class Mercenary Carrier

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.