Flash class System Defense Boat

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Flash class System Defense Boat
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Published, canon design.
Type: PF System Defense Boat
Also see System Defense Boat
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr318.1803 standard. MCr254.544 in quantity.
Crew 5
Officers 2
Enlisted 3
Hardpoints 2
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 200 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–15
USP SD8-2106E91-D00000-30004-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Flash class System Defense Boat is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Comments: The range of possible system defense boats is large, if not actually infinite. This boat is typical for tech level 15: heavily armored and equipped with both missile and laser weaponry. Its function is to operate within a star system and defend it from invading forces. SDBs can be used in space combat against starships, or they may be pressed into service as air and orbital superiority craft in operations against ground forces. [1]

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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 200 tons standard. 2,800 cubic meters. [4]
2. Crew 2 officers, 3 ratings. [5] Total: 5 crew.
3. Performance Jump-0. 6-G. Power plant-14. 28-EP. Agility-6. [6]
4. Electronics Model/9 computer. [7]
5. Hardpoints 2 hardpoints. [8]
6. Armament One triple beam laser turret operating as one battery. One triple missile turret operating as one battery. [9]
7. Defenses Armored hull (Factor-13). [10]
8. Craft None. [11]
9. Fuel Treatment On-board fuel scoops. No fuel purification plant. [12]
10. Cost MCr318.1803 standard. MCr254.544 in quantity. [13]
11. Construction Time 12 months singly; 9 months in quantity. [14]
12. Comments None.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Because SDBs have no jump drives, shifting them from system to system can be a problem. Some types have jump shuttles which fit to the craft and provide jump capability. Another method is simple transport in large bulk cargo carriers; the SDBs are loaded into 10,000-ton or 20,000-ton bulk carriers for the multiparsec journey. This method, of course, is not recommended if immediate combat is expected at the destination. [15]

The World class Battle Tender is one such ship able to move around SDB's. [16]

Selected System Defense Boat Variant Classes[edit]

System Defense Boat:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  14. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  15. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  16. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak