Stormrider class Monitor
|Stormrider class Monitor|
Homegrown subsector navy monitor.
|Type: HML Monitor|
|Also see||Defensive Ship - Monitor|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
MCr9010.4 in Qty.
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||46 High/Med 24 Low|
|Reference||Fan: James Kundert|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Stormrider class Monitor is a defensive warship.
- It carries heavy armament and a comprehensive defensive suite.
- It ordinarily carries several subcraft and many drones.
- It has a 126 sophont crew and 24 marines.
The Stormrider class Meson Monitor was designed and built by the shipyards of Inar (Deneb 1213), the Stormrider is intended to hide within the atmosphere of a gas giant and deny its use to hostile ships. The armored hull enables the Stormrider to survive long tours of duty deep in a gas giant. The ship depends on hundreds of small sensor drones to target its meson guns. An integral part of the Inar System Defense, the drones are scattered throughout the gas giant's area of space, and communicate with each other and the monitor using maser comm-links. Stormriders often operate in squadrons, with all the ships guarding a gas giant linked into one sensor/comm-net.
The Stormrider has a large streamlined tail-sitter sphere hull, with the decks oriented perpendicular to the direction of thrust. The Thrusters and Meson-G occupy the centerline of the ship. The two meson bays are in the top half of the sphere, while the missile bays are spaced around the equator. The deck orientation allows this ship to use its thrusters to maintain station without needing the internal grav field and inertial compensation activated. The ship is thus harder to spot on densitometer scans.
The integral scoops allow the Stormrider to remain on station indefinitely, drawing fuel from the surrounding gas giant. The ship has the capacity to carry life support supplies for some time, and is designed to be as comfortable an environment as possible for the 126 crew members.
- A Stormrider class Monitor laying up within a gas giant, setting up an ambush for system invaders.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||TBD tons.|
|4.||Electronics||Model/TBD fib ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||TBD|
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
The Duchy of Inar based out of Inar (world) has a vibrant TL-14 or TL-E ship building industry, known for innovative designs and clever Naval Architecture. They are best known for their streamlined cylinder hull and sphere hull tail-sitter ship designs and sphere hulled smallcraft specialized for star system defense. They also build some of the finest fusion guns and ECM systems in Imperial Space.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type HM class Monitor
- Stormrider class Monitor
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- EXTERNAL INK: GypsyComet's Shipyard — Design by James Kundert
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: James Kundert
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science