Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort
|Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: FE Fleet Escort|
|Cost||MCr11,387.056 in quantity 9,109.645|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort is a warship.
The Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort is a Zhodani Navy design, intended to support the heavy cruisers and to assist the battle fleet.
Since it is one of the larger classes of escorts. It is armed with a battery of ten triple beam laser turrets, a fusion gun bay, a particle accelerator bay, a meson gun bay, and four missile bays. It carries the best screens available at TL–14, a repulsor bay and ten triple sand caster turrets. It carries a 20 ton small craft and a squadron of eight light fighters.
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. 
|4.||Electronics||Model TBD fib computer.|
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|7.||Defenses|| No information yet available.
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
History & Background (Dossier)
The Consular decision to mount a massive power plant which facilitates the powerful computer, variety of energy weapons and its slippery agility, in lieu of hull armor has been shown to be only marginally successful in battle. The cheaper hull keeps the unit price down but at the expense of surviveability. Which leads to battlefield recovery, followed by lengthy weeks and months of repair and re-manufacture time in frontier repair bays.
Imperial intelligence believes this approach was in response to a imperial naval academy dissertation which questioned the value of armor in the age of spinal mounted meson gun kills, the paper went on to extol the value of elusive targets. What the Zhodani naval architects and the author failed to realize is that in the escort business, secondary weapons are assigned to annihilate escort vessels and ship's of the line tend to reserve their fire for other capital ships. The erosive degradation of surface hits combined with radioactive missile strikes render most escort class vessels as mission kills, according to reports after the Fourth Frontier War.
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 of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science