Lombardo class Assault Transport

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Lombardo class Assault Transport
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: I Assault Transport
Agility X
Also see Transport
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 23.0 Tons
Cost MCr2,821.447 (base)
MCr2,257.158 (qty)
Crew 70
Officers 14
Enlisted 56
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 50
Hull Close Structure Hull
Illustration No.
IOC Data not available
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 400
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Nist Military Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med
0 Low
QSP Not applicable
Reference Ron Kline Design
Size 5,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP I-E4223E3-090000-62708-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Lombardo class Assault Transport is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The hull is an unarmored, partially streamlined close configuration. It is fitted with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness gas giant refueling. They carry enough fuel internally for 28 days of power plant operation and two Jump-2s.

A pair of model/5 fib ship computers are mounted adjacent to the bridge. The prototype and lead vessel of this class, the eponymous NSS Lombardo, required 144 weeks to construct. The five production models that followed were all completed at the same time in 116 weeks. Because these are converted heavy freighters, once the bids were awarded the process was expedited by the experienced ship wrights, hull fabricators, and naval architects. The lack of hull armor and agility are seen as cost saving measures.

The crew includes 11 command, 9 engineering, 27 gunnery, 13 flight, 10 service and 400 marines. There are 235 staterooms for the 57 officers and 413 enlisted crew.

Defenses include 10 triple sand caster batteries organized into a single battery. Weapon systems feature a single battery of 10 hard hitting, triple pulse laser turrets, 20 independently targeted, plasma cannons for point defense, a particle accelerator bay and a heavy missile bay.

They carry four of light marine companies. They are lightly armed to help ensure they can survive long enough to deliver and eventually retrieve their ground forces. They have been known to loiter in close orbit to provide ortillery support with their heavy missile bay. They use four 70T shuttles to fly to the planetary surface to recover their brood. The jump troops assault with their capsules. Some military grav vehicles can be carried as cargo.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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 5,000 tons.
2. Crew x470.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/5 fib.
5. Hardpoints x50 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • x10 Triple pulse laser turrets
  • x10 Dual plasma gun turrets
  • 1 Particle accelerator bay
  • 1 Missile bay.
7. Defenses 10 triple sand caster turrets.
8. Craft x4 70T Shuttles.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification.
10. Cost MCr2,821.447
Qty: MCr 2,257.158.
11. Construction Time 12/10 months.
12. Comments Six in service.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

These locally produced TL–11 ships are packed with marines to maintain strategic mobility to the Nist Military Forces.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Auxiliary - Assault Transport:

  1. Type I class Combat Transport
    1. Lombardo class Assault 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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak