Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle

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Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: U Civilian Smallcraft
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 0.3 Tons
Cost MCr116.45 (base)
MCr93.16 (discounted)
Crew 1
Officers 1
Enlisted 0
Hardpoints 1
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Model TBD
Origin Salatho National Military Force
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 90 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–9
USP QY–0206630–700000–30000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle is a combatant smallcraft.

Description / Specifications[edit]

The Attack Shuttle is a multi-role craft used in a variety of circumstances. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled. This is an armed and armored version of the design produced locally on Salatho (world). They serve among a variety of nations as part of the Salatho National Military Forces.

  • The vessel is a TL-9 design.

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage TBD tons. The Attack Shuttle is constructed using a 90-dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and fitted with fuel scoops for ocean refueling.
  • 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.
2. Crew The Attack Shuttle requires 1 crew: a Pilot/Weapons Officer
3. Performance The vessel mounts a maneuver-6 drive and a power plant 6, giving performance of 6G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1. There is fuel tankage of 5.4 dTons, giving the power plant 4 weeks duration.
4. Electronics The vessel is equipped with a bridge mounted computer model/3 and a pilot’s acceleration couch: there is an additional cockpit couch. There is one small stateroom for extended life support.
  • The vessel is fitted with system range laser, maser and radio communications equipment, a military grade target tracking fire control sensor array, and an stealthed avionics suite.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • The ship has one triple beam laser turret, firing as a single battery.
7. Defenses Factor 7 hull armor.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr116.45 (base)
MCr93.16 (discounted).
  • The ship is a modification of a standard design. Detailed architectural plans are not widely available and a MCr. 1.165 design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces their price to MCr93.16.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments Local manufacture.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 0.3 ton equipment locker.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A relatively low-tech design used throughout the Salatho (world) system by a variety of nations. Its 6G speed is useful for interception of civilian craft, but it lacks the turn and burn agility of a true dog fighter. Small squadrons of these craft harry would be invaders and act as system defense craft. The single crew member has excellent factor 7 armor protection and a powerful triple beam laser battery to destroy enemy fighters. The advanced model 3 computer drains power as do the lasers, which is what limits the agility from what designers had hoped for. Doubling the size of the drives and fusion power plant, and the layers of thick hull armor plating dramatically increases the unit price for this design.

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.