Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat
|Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: PF System Defense Boat|
in quantity MCr2,234.14
|Crew||88 with 50 marines|
|Origin||Talokan Armed Forces|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 17 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat is a warship:
The Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat is a heavily armored streamlined needle/wedge hull capable of wilderness ocean refueling. The vessel is a TL-13 design. The name of the class sprang from an overly optimistic marketing campaign. Seven of this class are carried into battle by the S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender.
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 Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat class is constructed using a 2,000 dTon hull built in an streamlined needle/wedge configuration.|
|2.||Crew|| x88 personnel:
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts six Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drives, and a Power Plant-10, giving performance of 6G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for the power plant to have 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/7fib computer: with no backup computer installed. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)
|5.||Hardpoints|| x20 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out is:|
|7.||Defenses||Factor 13 integral hull armor, 1 x factor 3 Nuclear Dampers, and 1 x factor 3 Meson Screens.|
|8.||Craft|| Flight Section
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 200 dTons. Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr2,792.675.
|11.||Construction Time|| 132 weeks individually, 106 weeks in quantity.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 30 dTons.|
History & Background (Dossier)
Designed and built for Talokan Armed Forces these are massively armored streamlined needle/wedge hulls, capable of ocean refueling. The best protected vessels in the fleet. They have to trust their missile bay to kill most targets. They carry a marine platoon. They are fast and agile. They are most vulnerable when launching and recovering to their tender. They have scoops and fuel purification to help refuel their tender, a slow and laborious process. They can do orbital insertions but may have to land to recover troopers quickly. Their marine scouts are typically equipped with PGMP-13s, Grav Belts and TL–13 Battle Dress.
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