Lias class Fleet Transport

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Lias class Fleet Transport
Type: IA Assault Transport
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr1,377.217 (base)
MCr1,101.774 (discounted)
Crew 27 (+479 troops)
Hardpoints 30
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Model {{{model}}}
Origin Rimward Federation
Passengers 0 High/Med 4 Low
QSP {{{QSP}}}
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 3,000 Tons
Tech Level TL–10
USP {{{usp}}}
Ten in service

The Lias class Fleet Transport is an auxiliary starship.

Description / Specifications[edit]

The Fleet Transport is a military transport vessel that sees service within the Rimward Federation and among the rimward worlds of the Distant Fringe. It is classified as an Assault Transport and is constructed as a long-range design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

  • The vessel is a TL 10 design.

Hull[edit]

The Fleet Transport is constructed using a 3000 dTon hull built in a wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.

  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • The hull includes internal grav plates and inertial compensators. All accessible sections of the hull have life support.

Engineering[edit]

The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type jump-1 drive, a maneuver-1 drive, and a power plant 1, giving performance of jump-1 and 1G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 1. There is fuel tankage of 630 dTons, sufficient for two jump-1s and giving the power plant four weeks duration. The vessel is fitted with a fuel purification plant.

  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • The jump drive utilises a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.

Main Section[edit]

Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/4 fib: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/4 fib. There are 239 staterooms and 4 low berths, primarily used to transport severely wounded personnel or prisoners. No space is allocated for cargo storage:. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all except the command crew.

  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a sensor array, full ECM, and an avionics suite.

Crew[edit]

The Fleet Transport requires 27 crew: 11x command, 3x engineering, 6x gunnery, 1x flight, and 6x service. There are sufficient staterooms to transport up to 479 troops.

Weapons[edit]

The ship is fitted with 30 turrets. These are grouped into:

  • 1x beam laser battery, consisting of 8 linked triple turrets
  • 1x missile battery, consisting of 10 linked triple turrets
  • 3x sandcaster batteries, each consisting of 4 linked triple turrets

Subcraft[edit]

The ship carries a 2-ton air-raft, housed in a dedicated hanger.

Cost[edit]

The basic cost of the vessel, complete with an air-raft, is MCr1,377.217.

  • The design is exclusive to the armed forces of the Rimward Federation. Architectural plans for privately constructed vessels must be drawn up, at a cost of MCr13.772.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr1,101.774.

History / Background[edit]

Lias Class Fleet Transports are designed and built at Dal Hallen. Their jump 1 drives restrict their operational effectiveness: this is compensated for by their long-range design, with enough onboard fuel for two consecutive jumps.

  • They are specifically designed as personnel transports and are optimized to carry as many troops as will fit aboard. They can carry a full Federation battalion of 479 troops.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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