Stormbringer class Fleet Tender

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Stormbringer class Fleet Tender
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: VTF Fleet Tender
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Tender
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 103.5 Tons
Cost MCr34,991.596 (base)
MCr27,993.277 (qty)
Crew 377 (plus 80 Marines)
Enlisted 339
Officers 38
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 400
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-1
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 80
Model Model/4 fib
Origin Winston Democracy
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP VTF-TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 40,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined TBD
Tech Level TL–10
USP VTF-N7167D3-000002-04708-2
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Stormbringer class Fleet Tender is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Stormbringer class Fleet Tenders serve with the navy of the Winston Democracy, a polity lying to rimward of the Solomani Confederation. They are the centerpieces of the state and feature heavily in propaganda. They are designed to be able to transport two complete system defense squadrons into troubled areas. Each carries two platoons of marines and their vehicles.

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 The Stormbringer class is constructed using a 40,000 Ton hull built in a Dispersed Strucure configuration. The hull is unstreamlined and cannot operate in anything denser than Trace atmospheres without risking catastrophic structural failure.
  • The vessel is constructed around a long central spine.
  • There are 38 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors.
2. Crew x457 personnel, including 80 Marines.
  • x38 Officers, plus 3 Marine Officers.
  • x339 Enlisted.

There are 228.5 staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-7, giving performance of Jump-1 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient computer Model/4 fib: no backup computer is installed.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivaed on command.
5. Hardpoints x400 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Stormbringer class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
8. Craft Fighter Complement

Large Vessels

  • x4 1,000 Ton Knuckle Head class Monitors, housed on dedicated docking points across the hull.
  • x4 300 Ton Flare class Gunboats, housed on dedicated docking points across the hull.
  • x4 100 Ton Scouts, housed on dedicated docking points across the hull.

Vehicles

The G-Carrier hanger can be sealed and has a volume of 83.2 Tons.

Drop Capsules

There are eight Drop Capsule tubes and their associated loading equipment.

  • There is dedicated holding space containing an additional 72 Drop Capsules.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 10,800 Tons.
  • It is fitted with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr34,991.596
  • Architects Fee: MCr349.916
11. Construction Time 186 weeks (43 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 103.5 Tons. The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Stormbringer class Fleet Tenders are part of The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the military of the Winston Democracy. They are built with covert Solomani naval assistance and construction is overseen by Solomani technical advisers. The Solomani gain certain advantageous economic opportunities, diplomatic privileges and political favors in exchange. Several systems within the Winston Democracy are not advanced enough to support continuous naval activities and ships are moved into position only when needed.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Fleet Tender:

  1. Type VTF class Fleet Tender
    1. As'ah class Fleet Tender
    2. Aster class Fleet Tender
    3. Euphrates Rio class Fleet Tender
    4. Jesel class Fleet Tender
    5. Last Armada class Fleet Tender
    6. League class Fleet Tender
    7. Norland class Fleet Tender
    8. Plavis class Fleet Tender
    9. Saeda class Fleet Tender
    10. Starbelt class Fleet Tender
    11. Stormbringer class Fleet Tender
    12. Uthgvoe class Fleet Tender
    13. Yedidah class Fleet Tender

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.