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Generic Launch / Lifeboat
Launch-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-34 03-July-2018a.jpg
Type: U Auxiliary
Also see Smallcraft
Architect Published, canon design with Keith illustration.
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Cargo 13 Tons
Cost MCr14
Crew 2
Officers 2
Enlisted 0
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 1
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration Yes
Jump J-0
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Starships 18.
Size 20 Tons
Size-cat {{{size-cat}}}
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–8
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard generation.

A Launch (...also called Lifeboat) uses a 20-ton hull, is capable of 1-G acceleration, carries one ton of fuel tankage, and has a crew of two. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A launch may mount missile racks and sandcasters; it may not mount lasers as weapons. The craft has thirteen tons excess space available for custom use, and typically cost MCr14. [1]

Image Repository[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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 20 tons.
2. Crew x2 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/1 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • None.
7. Defenses No defensive equipment normally carried.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment None.
10. Cost MCr14.
11. Construction Time 6 months to build, 4 months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types[edit]

  1. Cutter (50-ton)
  2. Fighter (10-ton)
  3. Launch (20-ton)
  4. Pinnace (40-ton)
  5. Ship's Boat (30-ton)
  6. Shuttle (95-ton)
  7. Slow Boat (30-ton)
  8. Slow Pinnace (40-ton)

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Even the smallest ships carry Lifeboats or Launches. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Smallcraft - Launch:

  1. Hunting Launch
  2. Modular Launch
  3. Type U class Launch
    1. Camel class Medical Launch
    2. Damgarrii class Passenger Launch
    3. Fringian Launch
    4. Gillow class Launch
    5. Last Armada class Launch

Smallcraft - Life Boat:

  1. Type U class Auxiliary
    1. Interstellar Lifesaver class Lifeboat
    2. KSbA Model A-23 class Lifeboat
    3. Lifeboat (ISW Period)
    4. Longevity class Lifeboat
    5. Model 292 class Life Boat
    6. Reprieve class Escape Pod
    7. SK-3 class Lifeboat

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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