Nimrod class Fuel Lighter
|Nimrod class Fuel Lighter|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: TF Tanker|
|Cargo|| 200 Tons|
Fuel Tanks 11,700 Tons
|Hull||Dispersed Structure Hull|
|Passengers||3 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Nimrod class Fuel Lighter is a mercantile bigcraft.
- It is a civilian ship and a Tanker.
- This is a generic class of civilian vessel.
- Please also see AAB article: Ships of the Distant Fringe.
The Fuel Lighter is a non-jump-Tanker encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Bulk Cargo Carrier. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The vessel is a TL-10 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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.||Tonnage||The Fuel Lighter is constructed using a 15,000 dTon hull built in a cylindrical configuration. The hull is partially streamlined and has a limited capability to perform atmospheric operations that is largely reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: 83
There are 54 Staterooms.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-2 drive and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of 2-G acceleration and producing 300 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/4 Computer.|
|6.||Armament||The Fuel Lighter is generally unarmed.|
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 300 dTons.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr5,001.570|
|11.||Construction Time|| 166 weeks (42 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 200 dTons.|
Distant Fringe Vessels
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.
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.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type TBD class Fuel Tanker
- Nimrod class Fuel Lighter
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