Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitor
|Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitor|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: BML Light Monitor|
|Cost|| MCr678.75 (base)|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitor is a warship.
Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitors serve with The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the armed forces of the Winston Democracy. Four can be carried by the Stormbringer class Fleet Tender. The vessel is a TL-8 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) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage|| The Knuckle Head class is constructed using a 1,000 Ton fusion-tunneled Buffered Planetoid hull. It is unstreamlined and cannot operate in anything denser than Trace atmospheres without risking catastrophic structural failure.
|2.||Crew|| x28 personnel: x5 command, x3 engineering, x3 gunnery, and x2 service. There are x15 Marines.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-4 drive and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of 4-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/2 fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for an Knuckle Head class is:|
|7.||Defenses|| In addition to the inherent protection offered by its planetoid structure the hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it an armor rating of 9.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 40.0 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr678.75
|11.||Construction Time|| 120 weeks (28 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||The ship does not have a cargo hold.|
History & Background
Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitors are built for The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the military of the Winston Democracy. The vessel is a fusion-tunneled buffered asteroid: the interior compartments are protected by heavy armor plates and the craft has extensive structural bracing. The design is built around its large missile bay. Knuckle Heads carry a section of marines for boarding actions and inspections.
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 Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science