Kite class Escort
|Kite class Escort|
|Type: EE Escort|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost||MCr3,090.85 in quantity 2,472.68|
|Crew||95 with 54 marines|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Kite class Escort is a warship.
They are partially streamlined cylinders for gas giant refueling if need be, with scoops and refineries. The hull has extremely dense armor plating, a heavy nuclear damper and heavy meson screens. This escort features a massive fusion power plant, for their size, to allow it to power a model 9 fib computer, and 28 triple beam laser turrets organized into five batteries. They also carry a marine platoon for security and boarding actions. They have a 50 ton Cutter, to support marine operations.
No information yet available.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||TBD tons.|
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|7.||Defenses|| No information yet available.
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
History & Background (Dossier)
Kite class Escorts are an imperial fleet vessel found in the 107th Fleet where they serve. Naval critics claim that this class was developed for a noble born son of the sector duke. An academy disappointment, this low ranking naval officer, heir and idiot, was granted a line commission. He was given command of a ship with amazing defense, extremely rugged and hard to destroy. Kept small enough to escape notice and yet so lightly armed. It is claimed that these ships have never destroyed an enemy vessel on purpose. Additional copies were made, just so it would not look too suspicious to the emperor's naval inspector general and imperial comptrollers.
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 of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science