Modular Light class Fleet Auxiliary
|Modular Light class Fleet Auxiliary|
|Type: AML Auxiliary|
|Cost||MCr368.5 in quantity 294.8|
|Origin||Principality of Caledon|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Size||1,000t + modules up to 1,000 Tons|
|441 in service|
Sometimes called "Trays", for reasons lost to history. The AX-L is essentially a rectangular flat with a bridge and control space on the bow end, a power plant, jump and maneuver drives at the stern, and an area for attaching up to 1,000 tons of modular space in between. The vessels are popular among their crews; the "Flat" offers accomodation space unheard of among other similar-sized fleet auxiliaries, to say nothing of Caledonian warships.
Modules - up to 1,000 tons worth - can be attached. These modules can be changed - assuming the facilities of at least a C Starport are avaiable, for a period of (generally) a ten days. However, about 80% of Trays are never reconfigured once commissioned.
AX-l (Generic Auxiliary, Light) is a place-holder name. Actual ships in service have type codes specific to their configuration.
Selected types include:
- Repair Ship, Light (AS-L) - Equipped with workshop, tractor and stores modules. When found in Caledonian fleet train groups, they usually focus on making smaller repairs and working on smaller ships.
- Transport, Light (AD-L) - Equipped with fuel and accomodations modules.
- Refinery Ship, Light (AX-L) - Equipped with refinery, fuel storage and fuel-lighter dock modules.
- Tanker (AF-L) - Equipped with modular storage tanks and handling equipment. Can carry powerplant/jump fuel, water, beverages.
- Stores Ship (AU-L) - Equipped with dry-goods storage modules, and a small "office" module with inventory-management software and equipment.
- Station Ship (AUS-L) - These ships serve as command posts and office space for naval stations, especially Forward Operating Bases. They include modules for office, accomodation and storage space.
- Scout Tender (ATS-L) - These ships will serve as the headquarters, repair ship, tanker and office space for a small squadron of Royal Caledonian Expeditionary Service scouts.
The AX-L is a Dispersed structure vessel. AX-Ls are not streamlined, and have only defensive weapons.
"Trays" - both ex-Caledonian Navy vessels and new construction - are also fairly popular in civilian use. Many serve as mining support ships, bulk cargo and liquid transports, and in a few highly-renovated cases, large yachts for value-conscious nobles and tycoons.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Mitchberg
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science