Last Armada class Heavy Transport

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Last Armada class Heavy Transport
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Historical vessel.
Type: TC Transport
Agility X
Also see Transport
Architect Ade Stewart
Blueprint No.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 17,800 Tons
Cost MCr26,687.888 (base)
MCr21,350.311 (qty)
Crew 247
Enlisted 219
Officers 28
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 500
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model No information yet available.
Origin Terran Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 124 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference Fan: Ade Stewart
Size 50,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP QH–P321242–090000–80000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard, Game Designers' Workshop 1980.

The Last Armada class Heavy Transport is an Auxiliary.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Heavy Transport 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 a part 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 a TL-11 design.

Image Repository[edit]

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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 The Personnel Transport is constructed using a 50,000 Ton hull built in a generally Cylindrical configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by sets of large doors and has loading ramps.
  • The vessel has hardened and contoured ventral surfaces, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x247 personnel.
  • x11 Command, x65 Engineering, x19 Gunnery, x150 Service (of which 3 serve as Flight Crew as required), and x2 medical Staff

Accommodations

  • There are 124 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are 124 long-term Low Berths. These hold the Frozen Watch. The low berths are tended by the vessel's medical staff.
  • It carries 2,000 GenPods and large embryo banks.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There is a large secure locker with a volume of 5 Tons.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of Jump-2 and 1-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1. 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/4 computer: the vessel has a backup Model/4 computer.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x500 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
  • There are 340 unused hardpoints but no space is set aside for additional weapons, mounts and fire control.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Personnel Transport is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • x80 triple Sandcaster turrets, typically grouped into eight batteries of 10 linked turrets.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Shuttles are housed in an aft hangar that has a total volume of 234 Tons. The hangars are accessed by large doors.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 21,000 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.

Droptanks

  • Examples of the class are fitted with Droptanks capable of supporting an additional jump-2.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr26,687.888
  • Architects Fee: MCr266.844
11. Construction Time 192 weeks (44 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 17,800 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Heavy Transports were constructed in large numbers at Terran-controlled shipyards throughout the Interstellar Wars period. It was an Auxiliary vessel and was the most common example of large ship acquired by the Expedition. This class of ship is historical – no extant examples are known to exist. They were used to carry the vast amounts of supplies needed by the Last Armada on their perilous voyage into the unknown. A number of examples served as "treasure ships", carrying items and artifacts of Terran cultural or historical significance.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Auxiliary - Heavy Transport:

  1. Type TBD class Heavy Transport
    1. Last Armada class Heavy Transport

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.