S-223 Moon Raven class Covert Surveillance Scout
|S-223 Moon Raven class Covert Surveillance Scout|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: SC Scout/Courier|
in quantity MCr221.368
|Origin||Talokan Armed Forces|
|Passengers||0 High/Med (12) Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The S-223 Moon Raven class Covert Surveillance Scout was originally designed as an experimental long range scout vessel. It was developed for a military bid and competition. The design prototype made it through several rounds of trials and test flights. Eventually, it came to two designs, the other design lacks several of this design's special features. However, it was from a trusted ship building company with a proven track record. After a special promotional tour to the pleasure moons of Sigma Fulroomi Denko, the deal was signed and this design’s fate was sealed. The prototype sat in a hangar for several months. Eventually a resourceful military logistics officer acquired the ship through obscure means and undertook some black ops on the behalf of a grateful, but quiet government. Officially under private charter service on loan from the boatyard, the government intelligence community paid generously for the ship’s use. Eventually its legendary exploits proved too much. A few retired operators wrote best-selling media releases. Several more of the design were built. Like a lucky charm, every, would be spec ops group had to have one. It is constructed as a long-range design. The vessel is a TL-13 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. 
|1.||Tonnage||The S-223 Moon Raven class Covert Surveillance Scout class is constructed using a 300 dTon hull built in a streamlined needle/wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving a excellent atmospheric performance largely reliant on its lifting wings and fuselage and the powerful onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| x10 personnel: x1 Pilot, x1 Navigator, x3 Engineers, x1 Medic, x4 Gunners
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Cobalt Dynamics Jump 4 drive, Four Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drives, and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-4 and 4G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 4. It is a long-range design: the internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single jump 4, with drop tanks for an additional jump 4 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.|
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/7 computer: no backup computer is installed. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)
|5.||Hardpoints|| x3 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out is:|
|8.||Craft|| Flight Section
The S-223 Moon Raven class Covert Surveillance Scout usually carries a small Grav APC for the direct action team to deploy and ex-filtrate. The vehicle is housed in a dedicated hanger. Some commercial vessels sell off surplus subcraft, with hanger space generally being converted into auxiliary cargo holds.
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 132 dTons.
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr276.71.
|11.||Construction Time|| 56 weeks individually.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 12.0 dTons.|
History & Background (Dossier)
This vessel was designed and built in a failed attempt to secure a lucrative naval contract they fell off the RADAR so to speak. Defenseless, they rely on their speed to escape. The powerful computers come from a series of near AI, noted for the dry sarcastic tone. Some crew think they are unintentionally, hysterical. The ship is highly autonomous and actively helps crew whenever possible. Some versions carried advanced robots which were literal hands and eyes for the ship.
The modular cargo bay was always subject to mission specific payload packages which varied wildly over the operational life of the ships in service. The front companies for these operators typically had some sort of tongue in check, gallows humorous names. As if they were not trying too hard. After it became widely known what they were and what they were for, trios of scouts retiring, could trade in their ship shares and pool resources to get one of these matte black beauties. The titanium and molybdenum hulls are famous. They are never painted. Markings and decals tend to be muted, even in civilian use. Crews usually effect sunglasses and ear-piece comms just to maintain the charade.
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