Flare class Gunboat
|Flare class Gunboat|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: PG Gunboat|
|Cost|| MCr374.75 (base)|
|Crew||14 (including 3 Marines)|
|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 Flare class Gunboat is a light warship.
Flare Class Gunboats serve with The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the armed forces of the Winston Democracy. They are fast and agile but have a light weapons load: the class are armed with missiles, lasers and a single plasma cannon. The hull is very lightly armored. Flare class Gunboats are carried by Stormbringer class Fleet Tenders to provide additional local sensor coverage and to extend the fleet's scouting range.
- 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 Flare class is constructed using a 300 Ton hull built in a cone configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving a good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
|2.||Crew|| x14 personnel, including x3 Marines.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of Jump-1 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 computer: no backup computer is installed.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Flare class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 1.|
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 87 Tons.
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr374.75
|11.||Construction Time|| 56 weeks (13 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 1 Ton (a secure locker). The locker can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.|
History & Background (Dossier)
Refined fuel is a serious concern to Flare class crews: the vessel is not fitted with onboard refining equipment and many local ports don't provide it. Crews are cautious about misjumps.
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