Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant

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Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
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Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
Type: MLS Subsidized Merchant
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Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 240 Tons
Cost MCr 178.4
Crew 6
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hardpoints 2
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 10 Low
QSP {{{QSP}}}
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 500 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–11
Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant

The Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant is a relatively common modification of the stock Type R class Subsidized Merchant and can be found throughout Charted Space.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Stretched Subsidized Merchant (Type R2): Using a 500-ton hull, the Stretched Merchant is an enlarged, Jump-2 version of the Type R Subsidized Merchant. It mounts jump drive-E, maneuver drive-E, and power plant-E, giving a performance of jump-2 and 2-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 120 tons supports the power plant and allows one jump-2. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/2. There are 14 staterooms and ten low berths. The ship has two hardpoints and two tons allocated to fire control; no weapons are mounted. There is one ship's vehicle: a 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 240 tons; the cargo hold is plumbed for collapsible and demountable fuel tanks. The hull is streamlined.

The Stretched Merchant requires a crew of six: pilot, navigator, two engineers, medic, and steward. The ship can carry eight high/middle passengers and ten low passengers; maximum life-support capacity is 28. The ship costs MCr 116.1 (not counting weapons) and takes 20 months to build at Tech Level 11.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This is a "stretch" modification of the stock Type R class Subsidized Merchant into a larger and faster ship, assuming that the crew/passenger/bridge section (where most of the complex systems would be) is relatively standard and adding hull metal and standard engine pods is relatively easy.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Subsidized Merchant:

  1. Type R class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader AKA Subsidized Merchant
    1. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    2. Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
    3. March class Subsidized Merchant
  2. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
    1. Athelstan class Merchant
    2. Khtukhao class Clan Transport [1]
    3. Petty class Subsidized Merchant
  3. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
  4. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
  5. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
  6. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant
  7. Type RX class Merchant Trader

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. J. Andrew KeithMarc MillerJohn Harshman. Aslan (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), 32.