Constellation class Heavy Fighter
|Constellation class Heavy Fighter|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: FH Heavy Fighter|
|Cost|| MCr111.130 (base)|
|Origin||Bain Defense Squadron|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Constellation class Heavy Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.
The Constellation class Heavy Fighter were 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. Though the carriers are tiny by the standards of most Solomani Confederation vessels they are occasionally called upon for Federation and Confederation service.
The design is built around a huge power plant that produces a very distinctive thermal signature, an unfortunate consequence of the vessel's large energy demands. The sleek, generally cone-shaped hull is streamlined, allowing for wilderness refueling, but is unarmored. It is fast and relatively agile and is armed with a pair of turret-mounted Plasma Guns. Constellations have a bridge and a single shared small stateroom, which gives them some degree of endurance. 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 61 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| x2 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 5 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the small craft bridge is a Model/4 computer: no backup computer is installed.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| x1 hardpoint.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Constellation 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 7.32 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr111.130
|11.||Construction Time|| 27 weeks (6 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 1.15 Tons.|
History & Background (Dossier)
The Constellation class Heavy Fighter serves with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a Solomani world lying in Spica Sector. It operates alongside the Aurora, Hornet, and Retaliator classes of Fighters. Members of the class are carried aboard Bengal class Carriers. The twin turret-mounted plasma guns are hard-hitting and useful for a close-in "knife fight", and also serve admiraly for point defense, but their accuracy seriously diminishes at longer ranges.
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