Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier

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Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier
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Unpublished, non-canon starship design.
Type: TB Transport
Also see Bulk Cargo Carrier
Blueprint No
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 1650 Tons
Cost MCr1513.511 (base)
MCr1210.809 (qty)
Crew 26
Officers 6
Enlisted 20
Hardpoints 30
Hull Conical Hull
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Model Model/3
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 4 High/Med 20 Low
QSP Not applicable.
Reference Ade Alagoric Stewart
Size 3000 Tons
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP MP-M212232-070000-60000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Pegasus class is a large Transport ship found operating within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Bulk Cargo Carrier 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-9 design.

Image Repository[edit]

J-1 3000dT Freighter.jpg
A Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier.

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 The Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier is constructed using a 3,000 dTon hull built in a conical configuration. The hull is streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is reliant on its gravitic systems.
  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has loading ramps.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: x28

x8 Command, x4 Engineering, x5 Gunnery, and 9x Service, of which 1 doubles up as flight crew for the subcraft as required.

Accommodations
There are x20 Staterooms.

There are x20 Low Berths, primarily used for transporting livestock.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • There are multiple Emergency Lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of jump-1, 2-G acceleration and producing 60 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 6 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/3 Computer.
5. Hardpoints x30 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are considered standard for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific routes.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Pegasus class is:

x10 triple Beam Laser turrets, grouped into two batteries of 5 linked turrets.

7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.

x20 triple Sandcaster turrets, grouped into two batteries of 5 linked turrets.

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft Flight Section

x1 Songbird class Ship's Boat

The subcraft is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 52 dTons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 690 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr1,487.236.
  • 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 MCr1,189.861.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
11. Construction Time 132 weeks (33 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 1,650 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Distant Fringe is rumored to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra and separated by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a massive system of calibration Points. Those few academics within Charted Space who have heard of 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]

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

The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

A number of companies manufacture ships equivalent to the Pegasus class. They vary in hull shape and internal layout but all share the same basic design and all have very similar capabilities and performance characteristics.

  • Each variant class is named by the company that produces it: these organizations generally draw on traditional naming protocols. It is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.
  • Individual vessels within a class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes but traditionally are named by their first crew, though from a list of approved options. This is considered a serious affair and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Vessel - Bulk Cargo Carrier:

  1. Type TBD class Bulk Cargo Carrier
    1. Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier

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