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Generic Pinnace
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Published, canon design.
Type: U Auxiliary
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 22.4 Tons
Cost MCr20
Crew 2
Officers 2
Enlisted 0
Hardpoints 1
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-0
Maneuver 5 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 40 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–9
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard generation.

The Pinnace Uses a 40-ton hull, is capable of 5-G acceleration, carries two tons of fuel, and has a crew of two. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It may mount two lasers, and any remaining weapons must be missile racks or sandcasters. It has 22.4 tons of excess space, and typically costs MCr20. [1]

Small craft or boat of interplanetary (though not interstellar) capability. Approximate displacement: 40 tons. The Pinnace is a larger version of the ship's boat, capable of 5 Gs acceleration, carrying up to 8 passengers and displacing 40 tons. It has a fuel tank capacity of 12 tons and an equal cargo capacity. Pinnaces are usually armed with one beam or pulse laser in a non-turret mount. In some cases, a missile launch rack is installed instead.

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage TBD
2. Crew TBD
3. Performance TBD
4. Electronics TBD
5. Hardpoints TBD
6. Armament TBD
7. Defenses TBD
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost TBD
11. Construction Time TBD
12. Comments TBD

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types[edit]

  1. Cutter (50-ton)
  2. Fighter (10-ton)
  3. Launch (20-ton)
  4. Pinnace (40-ton)
  5. Ship's Boat (30-ton)
  6. Shuttle (95-ton)
  7. Slow Boat (30-ton)
  8. Slow Pinnace (40-ton)

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Pinnace is one of the higher performance smallcraft and is valued as such. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space.

Selected Pinnace Classes[edit]

  1. TL-7 Pinnace
  2. TL-8 Pinnace
  3. TL-9 Pinnace
  4. TL-10 Pinnace
  5. TL-11 Pinnace
  6. TL-12 Pinnace
  7. TL-13 Pinnace
  8. TL-14 Pinnace
  9. TL-15 Pinnace

  1. TL-10 Fuel Skimmer

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. 1.0 1.1 Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 18.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), page/s 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), page/s 10.