Das Reich class Very Light Carrier

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Das Reich class Very Light Carrier
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TBD
Type: VE Light Carrier
Agility 5
Also see Subcraft Carrier - Carrier
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 16.0 Tons
Cost MCr874.281 (base)
MCr699.425 (qty)
Crew 48
Enlisted 41
Officers 7
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/3 fib
Origin Langemarck Coalition
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP VE-A1156C2-030000-10005-2
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Das Reich class Very Light Carrier is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Das Reich class Light Carrier is built for the Langemarck Royal Navy, the space arm of the military forces of the Langemarck Coalition in Vanguard Reaches Sector. The stumpy, generally wedge-shaped hull is small enough to be carried on a Fleet Tender, dramatically extending its strike range.

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 The Das Reich class is constructed using a 1,000 Ton hull built in a Wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving fair atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple 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 x48 personnel.
  • x7 Officers.
  • x41 Enlisted, including 2 Security.

Accommodations

  • There are 24 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-5 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-1 and 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 5. 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.
  • The jump drive creates a jump bubble around the vessel.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 fib ship computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard 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.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Das Reich class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • x1 triple Sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Fighters are housed in a series of dedicated hangers: the hangers can be sealed and have a total volume of 240 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 260 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 MCr874.281
  • Architects Fee: MCr8.743
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 16 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Das Reich class Light Carriers are built for the Langemarck Royal Navy. They carry 24 Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptors and their crews. The fighters operate as two attack squadrons.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Subcraft Carrier - Escort Carrier:

  1. Type VE class Escort Carrier
    1. Bengal class Carrier
    2. Cavern of Fangs class Escort Carrier
    3. Centaur class Mercenary Carrier
    4. Das Reich class Very Light Carrier
    5. Hyperion class Escort Carrier
    6. Nisina class Escort Carrier
    7. Ranger class Escort Carrier
    8. Sakhai class Assault Carrier

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.