Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider

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Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider
Sath Logo.gif
Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: BR Battle Rider
Also see Battle Rider
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 24 Tons
Cost MCr1,437.2
Qty: MCr 1,149.76
Crew 16
Officers 4
Enlisted 8
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Marines TBD
Model TBD
Origin Sath Alliance
Passengers 0 High/Med 8 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP BR-A1067E2-A00000-00008-0
Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider

The Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The TL–11 hulls don't have jump drives and must be carried by various classes of fleet tenders and carriers to leave the system in which they were build. The Ch'kaahi (world) system defense fleet has one thousand in operation and more are planned as budgets allow. They carry a frozen watch and an emergency command and control bridge.

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 1,000 tons (standard), 14,000 cubic meters. This design is a streamlined needle/wedge scoops and is capable of wilderness ocean refueling. The best maneuver drives and power plants are fitted.
2. Crew 5 officers, 11 ratings.
3. Performance No Jump
4. Electronics (x2) Model/5 fib computer.
  • A pair of computers are installed with redundant fail over to auxiliary CIC, in the event of battle damage.
5. Hardpoints One 100-ton missile bay, Factor-8.
6. Armament The cavernous missile bay is equipped to deploy nuclear ordinance. The salvoes of warheads are sufficient to overwhelm most point defense systems.
7. Defenses Armored hull (Factor-10). This design relies on its thick armored hull and its elusive agility to avoid weapon strikes.
8. Craft No small craft. No subcraft are fitted to this design. The vehicle can land directly on planetary surfaces.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel scoops. No fuel purification plant.
10. Cost MCr1,437.2 standard. MCr1,149.76 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 120 weeks (30 months) standard. 96 weeks (24 months) in quantity.
12. Comments The crew berthing is spartan.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for the Sath Alliance Military Forces. These ships operate within the Far Home Sector.

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]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • 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. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Battle Rider:

  1. Type BR class Battle Rider
    1. Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider

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