Gallant class Assault Shuttle
|Gallant class Assault Shuttle|
|Type: PG Gunship|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr104.550 (base)|
|Passengers||30 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard|
The Gallant class Assault Shuttle is a combat smallcraft.
The Assault Shuttle is a solid, reliable vessel designed to transport troops and supplies into dangerous areas. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The vessel is a TL-11 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) when necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage||The Assault Shuttle is constructed using an 80 dTon hull built in a generally wedge-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving improved atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: 2
There are x30 acceleration couches.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-5 drive and a Power Plant-8, giving performance of 5-G acceleration and producing 6.4 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 5. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||The cockpit area contains x2 acceleration couches and control equipment. The vessel is fitted with a Model/2 Computer: no backup computer is installed.|
|6.||Armament||x1 mixed triple turret holding x2 Beam Lasers and x1 Missile Rack.|
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is plated, braced and structurally reinforced, with an armor rating of 6.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 6.4 dTons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr104.550.
|11.||Construction Time|| 32 weeks (8.5 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Cargo capacity amounts to 4 dTons.|
An ubiquitous design used throughout the Distant Fringe, the Assault Shuttle is durable and reliable. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.
Selected Example Ships
- Type PG class Gunship
- Gallant class Assault Shuttle
- Type U class Auxiliary
|This article has Metadata|
|This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.|