Pukushik class Cruiser
|Pukushik class Cruiser|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: CA Cruiser|
|Crew||453 with 50 marines|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Cost|| MCrMCr53,521.596 (base)|
MCr 42,817.277 (qty)
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Pukushik class Cruiser is a warship.
The Pukushik class Cruiser is a heavy cruiser class deployed by the Tenjada Moralitate Tenjada Naval Forces (TNF). Examples of the class can be encountered throughout the coreward parts of Mavuzog Sectors. The vessel has a partially streamlined, close structure hull. It is fitted with fuel scoops and a fuel purification plant allowing it to perform wilderness refueling.
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 Pukushik class Cruiser is constructed using a 50,000 Ton hull built in a close structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined allowing gas giant refueling, that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
|2.||Crew|| 453 personnel.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Jump-3 drive, a Maneuver-3 drive, and an upgraded fusion Power Plant-5, giving performance of Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 0. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single Jump-3 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration. It is fitted with drop tanks, should extended range operations be required.
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/6 fib computer.
|5.||Hardpoints|| x500 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament|| Pukushik class Cruiser are fitted with weapon systems for naval service.
|7.||Defenses|| The factor 6 armored hull, .
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries two 55 dton Utility Boat subcraft for interface, passenger and cargo transfer duties.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 17,500 Tons. They are delivered with a new set of optional jump 3 drop tanks, which can be fitted as needed.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr53,521.596 (base)|
MCr 42,817.277 (qty)
|11.||Construction Time|| 192 weeks as standard, 154 weeks in bulk.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 10 Tons.
History & Background (Dossier)
The Pukushik class Cruiser class is used by the Tenjada Moralitate's Tenjada Naval Forces (TNF). There ten of these cruisers in each of the three squadrons. They have better armor than the destroyers as expected but have less speed. They carry a single platoon of marines to repel borders and conduct boarding actions and contraband inspections. To make room for the armor they lost the back up computer and screens. The main sacrifice was required to accommodate the massive factor K meson spinal mount. This weapon allows them to contend with enemy ships of the line. The power drain cost them their agility.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (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