Rapier class War Cruiser

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Rapier class War Cruiser
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: CL Light Cruiser
Also see
Blueprint No
Cargo 16 Tons
Cost MCr7,313.672
Qty: MCr 5,850.938
Crew 269
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hardpoints 11
Hull Cylinder Hull
Jump J-4
Maneuver 4 G
Model TBD
Origin Darrian Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 9,100 Tons
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Rapier class War Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Rapier class War Cruiser is a sleek, beautiful ship by all accounts.

They have a company of 150 elite marines, often Aslan that are culturally Darrian. The undersized squadron Heavy Fighters provide cover and CAS. These fighters are often manned by marine pilots.

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament They are armed with x18 Fusion Cannons, x6 Missile Tubes, x6 Particle Accelerator Bays, x1 Meson Bay, and x1 Repulsor Bay.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The drop troop marines are provided no vehicles, and there are no bulky launch facilities for drop capsules. They prefer to have the streamlined ship come in close over a planet and jump from airlocks. They wear stealthy battledress with Grav Belts and some reentry shielding as needed depending on the presence and/or density of the atmosphere encountered. Parachutes and glider Parawing suits have been deployed on occasion. The troops are expert at forward observation and use the war cruiser's fusion guns for ortillery and to provide overwatch point defense. They designate for orbital missile strikes and use their own smaller PGMP-13 and Tac Missiles for minor threats and targets.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

The class is named after bladed weapons.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Cruiser:

  1. Type C class Cruiser
    1. Rapier class War Cruiser

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.