Kite class Escort

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Kite class Escort
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: EE Escort
Agility X
Also see
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 20 Tons
Cost MCr3,090.85 in quantity 2,472.68
Crew 95 with 54 marines
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 28
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 2,800 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
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.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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.

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 TBD
4. Electronics TBD
5. Hardpoints TBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
  • No additional information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
  • No additional 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 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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)[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.