Rampart class Fighter

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Rampart class Fighter
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Published, canon smallcraft design.
Type: PL Fighter
Also see
Blueprint No
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr14.23
Crew 1
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hardpoints 1
Hull TBD Hull
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 10 Tons
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

Rampart Class Light Fighter: The Rampart-class Aerofighter (Fighter), is the most commonly deployed and high-tech (TL-15) starfighter within the Third Imperium.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Rampart Class (Aerofighter) has the following specifications (Performance Capabilities ):

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) when necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 0-99 tons.
2. Crew x1 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-0 NAFAL
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament Offensive Equipment:

The normal weapons fit-out for it is:

  • No information yet available.
  • No additional information yet available.
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
  • No additional information yet available.
8. Craft None
9. Fuel Treatment None
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments Other Equipment:
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

Operational Envelope[edit]

It is a very flexible craft capable of operating inside or outside of standard atmospheres, as well as in deep space. Various conversion packages exist to allow the Rampart to operate in heavily-tainted or other non-standard atmospheres.

The Rampart was designed to be used on carrier starships, space stations, or even from planetary or planetoid bases.

Propulsion[edit]

The Rampart does not have a FTL drive and can only operate at Sublight velocities. Its top speed within atmospheres is classified, but believed to be within the high hypersonic range.

The engine and powerplant specifications for the rampart are classified.

Egress System[edit]

Both seats are capable of full operation of the Rampart and are equipped with advanced Zero-zero (i.e. zero altitude and zero airspeed) ejection seats. The pilots wear standard vacuum suits and the ejection seats are equipped with an advanced survival system in the case of space (vacuum) egress.

Both the pilots and manufacturers have requested that escape capsules be built into the Rampart's successors as the standard ejection seat has a low survivability during atmopsheric egress under high speed. Additionally, escape capules can provide greater life support capabilities under space (vacuum) egress conditions.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Strategy & Doctrine (Operations)[edit]

Deployment Structure: The standard Rampart squadron consists of ten fighters:

  • Eight FL-128 single seat models
  • Two FL-128/2 twin-seat models

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Smallcraft - Fighter:

  1. Type TBD class Fighter
    1. Asia class Scout

Variants[edit]

There are two primary models of the Rampart:

  • The FL128, a single seat version
  • The FL128/2, a two position command and control (c4i) version

The FL128/2 also serves as a trainer model for pilots receiving introductory and advanced training in Rampart usage. The (c4i) command & control package can be relatively quickly removed when converting the two-seat model to training mode.

The pilot sits in the front seat while the (c4i) operator works as a (RIO) "Rear-seat Instrument Operator."

In training mode, the pilot/trainee sits in the front seat while the pilot/instructor sits in the rear seat.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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.