Ishker class Command Carrier

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Ishker class Command Carrier
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: VC Command Carrier
Agility X
Also see Subcraft Carrier - Carrier
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 80.0 Tons
Cost MCr15,810.097 in quantity 12,648.078
Crew 797 with 400 marines
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 250
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model Model/5 fib
Origin The Last Line
Passengers 0 High/Med 14 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 25,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP VC-L2223E3-090004-86D08-A
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Ishker class Command Carrier is a specialized fighter-carrying warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-1 performance with a streamlined TBD hull.


It is an unarmored fully streamlined conical structure with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling. The ship is capable of Jump-2, and carries enough internal fuel for a Jump-2 with a Jump-1 reserve. They are fitted with 28 days of extra power plant fuel and well as another Jump-2 drop tank for increased range when crossing rift zones. The maneuver drives develop 2G acceleration with no Agility. It carries a pair of Model/5 fib ship computers adjacent to the main bridge.

It is armed with ten triple sand caster turrets, seventeen 100 ton missile bays, a spinal mounted particle accelerator, a repulsor bay, ten double plasma gun turrets, and ten triple beam laser turrets.

They use this class as a command carrier to deploy ten squadrons of 10 dton fighters and transport for a battalion of 400 marines. Models similar to the Fringian Armored Fighters are used. A commando platoon of 38, are equipped with drop capsules and act as pathfinders for the remainder of the unit.

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/5 fib ship computer
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Built locally at Jesel for the The Last Line, which is the youngest state within the Distant Fringe, located in the coreward/spinward quadrant of Halcyon Sector. Two in service .

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]

Military Ship - Warship - Carrier:

  1. Type VC class Command Carrier
    1. Ishker class Command Carrier

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