Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier
|Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier|
Unpublished, non-canon starship design.
|Type: TB Transport|
|Also see||Bulk Cargo Carrier|
|Cost|| MCr1513.511 (base) |
|Passengers||4 High/Med 20 Low|
|Reference||Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier is a mercantile starship.
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.
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|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.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: x28
There are x20 Low Berths, primarily used for transporting livestock.
|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.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/3 Computer.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| x30 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Pegasus class is:|
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
|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.|
|11.||Construction Time|| 132 weeks (33 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 1,650 dTons.|
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.
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.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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
- Type TBD class Bulk Cargo Carrier
- Pegasus class Bulk Cargo Carrier
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), TBD. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science