Last Armada class Fast Escort
|Last Armada class Fast Escort|
|Type: EF Frigate|
|Also see||Fast Escort|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Canon||Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr1,024.754 (base)|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 14 Low|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Last Armada class Fast Escort is a light warship.
The Fast Escort is a historical design produced in the Terran Confederation during the early 22nd century. These ships fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium in 2147AD, forming the fighting core of the Last Armada and carrying with them the last remnants of Terran culture and independence. The class were extremely sturdy and reliable and endured more than a century of spaceflight. They ultimately found and settled the Demon Cluster, the Distant Fringe. The vessel is constructed as a long-range design and has extended range capability.
- The vessel is a TL-11 design.
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||The Fast Escort is constructed using a 1,200 Ton hull built in a Wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving fair atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| 27 personnel.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-5 drive, and a Power Plant-5, giving performance of Jump-2 and 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-2s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/5fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
|5.||Hardpoints|| 12 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Fast Escort class is:|
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
|8.||Craft|| Flight Section
The Launch is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 26 Tons.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 540 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,024.754
|11.||Construction Time|| 121 weeks (28 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 23 Tons.
They were designed and built for the great exodus with the Last Armada. These ships fled Earth as part of the Expedition, that fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium in 2147AD, carrying with them the last remnants of Terran culture and independence, and ultimately settled the Distant Fringe.
carries enough internal for a Jump-2 followed by another Jump-2 on internal fuel and can be fitted with drop tanks as needed to cross larger rift zones. It is equipped with scoops and on board purification for ocean refueling should that opportunity present itself. There is a frozen watch to share and rotate the duties over the long voyage. It carries the best 100 ton missile bay available to deal with aggressive threats in the unknown region of space. There is a battery of triple beam laser turrets (used to shoot down approaching rocks and space debris), and two fusion guns for point defense. It has a model 5 fib computer and because of the demands for extra fuel for greater range it is not armored. It is capable of 5-Gs acceleration and has a 4-Agility rating.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type TBD class Fast Escort
- Last Armada class Fast Escort
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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