Type VA class Trader

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Type VA class Trader
Vargr general.png
Type: VA Merchant Vessel
Also see Merchant Vessel
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo Tons
Cost MCr
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hull TBD Hull
Jump J-
Maneuver G
Model Model/TBD
Origin Vargr Extents
Passengers High/Med Low
Reference TBD
Size Tons
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Type VA class Trader is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Vargr Trader (Type VA): Using a 200-ton hull, the Vargr Trader is an interstellar trading vessel typically in use within the Vargr Extents. It mounts Jump drive-B, Maneuver drive-B, and Power plant-B, giving a performance of Jump-2 and 2G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 60.0 tons supports the power plant and one Jump-2. Adjacent to the bridge is a model/1 bis computer. There are five staterooms and no low berths. The ship has two hardpoints and two single turrets: Each carries one beam laser. There are no ship's vehicles. Cargo capacity is 72.0 tons. The ship is streamlined.

The Vargr Trader requires a crew of five: pilot, navigator, engineer, medic, and gunner. The ship does not normally carry passengers. The ship costs MCr69.1749 (...including architect's fees and discounts for this standard ship type), and takes 12 months to build.

Image Repository[edit]

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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 200tons.
2. Crew x5 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/1 bis computer.
5. Hardpoints x2hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:

The ship has two hardpoints and two single turrets: each carries one beam laser

7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft / Subcraft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment Sccops amd Purification plant
10. Cost MCr69.174
11. Construction Time 12 months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Standard cargo capacity amounts to 72.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Type VAs are just a few of the many variants on the ubiquitous Far Trader (Empress Marava, Prince Ferren, etc.) providing Jump-2 capability compared to Free Traders (e.g. Beowulf Class)

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Vessel - Trader Vessel - Vargr Extents:

  1. Type VA class Trader [3]
    1. Farrou class Far Trader
    2. Hnneshant class Trade Boat
    3. Princess Gunnhilde class Far 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. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. J. Andrew KeithMarc MillerJohn Harshman. Vargr (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), 12.