Harrier class System Defense Boat

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Harrier class System Defense Boat
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: SDB System Defense Boat
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see System Defense Boat
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 5.0 Tons
Cost MCr985.218
MCr788.174 in quantity
Crew 30
Officers 5
Enlisted 25
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull [[Wedge Hull]]
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 15
Model Model/6 fib
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP SDB-61068F2-C00000-34004-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Harrier class System Defense Boat is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

They have a very heavily armored streamlined needle/wedge hull capable of atmospheric operations and is fitted with fuel scoops for ocean refueling. They offer 6-G acceleration, and 6-Agility. There is a large fusion power plant dedicated to providing nimble Agility and feeding the ship computer's power demands. They are plumbed to carry drop tanks with an additional 28 days of power plant fuel, so that they can remain on station for an extended time. They mount a pair of model/6 fib ship computers adjacent to the bridge with a complete auxiliary command center. The extra bridge is for use in the case of battle damage.

They are armed with four triple missile turrets, a dual fusion gun turret, and a triple beam laser turret.

The crew consists of a pilot, navigator, 8 engineers, a medic, 4 gunners, and 15 marines. The marines have drop capsules for orbital assaults.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/6 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Harrier class System Defense Boat was designed and are manufactured in the Nexus system. They serve with the Nexus Fleet Forces. They are part of the Nexus Fleet Forces. These boats are hidden throughout the system in fortified hangars. Five squadrons of ten ships each, are secreted throughout the system to defend key installations. They are often co-located with fighter squadrons.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessel - System Defense Boat:

  1. Type SDB class System Defense Boat
    1. Harrier class 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), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak