Stormrider class Monitor

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Stormrider class Monitor
Stormrider-class-Monitor-THUMBNAIL-Boyd-Stone-GypsyComet 24-July-2019c.jpg
Homegrown subsector navy monitor.
Type: HML Monitor
Agility 4
Also see Defensive Ship - Monitor
Architect James Kundert
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 131.5 Tons
Cost MCr11,263,
MCr9010.4 in Qty.
Crew 126
Officers 26
Enlisted 100
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 85
Hull Sphere Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 24
Model Model/3 bis
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 46 High/Med 24 Low
Reference Fan: James Kundert
Size 8,500 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
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.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 2-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined sphere hull.

  • 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.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Stormrider class Monitor laying up within a gas giant, setting up an ambush for system invaders.
    Stormrider-class-Monitor-Boyd-Stone-GypsyComet 24-July-2019b.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 subcraft) 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 / Hull 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 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Defensive Ship - Monitor:

  1. Type HM class Monitor
    1. Stormrider class Monitor

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.