Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier

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Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: SC Scout/Courier
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Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 2.1 Tons
Cost MCr88.354
in quantity MCr70.683
Crew 1
Officers 1
Enlisted 0
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 1
Hull [[{{{hull}}}]]
Illustration {{{illustration}}}
Jump J-4
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Petros Felix Electric Boat Werks, Inc, LLC
Marines 0
Model 4
Origin Talokan Armed Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 110 Tons
Size-cat [[]]
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–13
USP SC-1741441-000000-00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier was originally an auxiliary warship: it is now more commonly seen as a commercial transport.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier was intended as a low cost single ship. Built for long range scouting. They developed into first contact vehicles. Scouts and the diplomatic corps uses them. It is constructed as a long-range design. The vessel is a TL-13 design.

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 Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier class is constructed using a 110 dTon hull built in a unstreamlined dispersed structure configuration. The hull is not streamlined, and it is incapable of independent wilderness refueling without its subcraft.
  • x1 primary airlocks and x1 secondary service airlock are located aft. The cargo hold is accessed by a loading ramp/doors.
  • The configuration of the hull is incapable of survivable surface landings.
2. Crew x1 personnel:
  • Pilot


  • There is 1 stateroom for the single occupant. An additional person could be carried in theory.

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

3. Performance The vessel mounts a Cobalt Dynamics Jump 4 drive, a Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drive, and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-4 and 1G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 1. It is a long-range design: the internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single jump 4, with drop tanks for an additional jump 4 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/4 computer: no backup computer is installed. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)

5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament No weapons are usually mounted on this design.
7. Defenses None.
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x1 10 dton Dinghy
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 48.4 dTons.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the crew member.

Droptanks Examples of the class in military service are routinely fitted with Droptanks capable of supporting an additional jump-4 for extended range operations.

10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr88.354.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and a architectural fee of 0.884 is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr70.683 (not including subcraft).
11. Construction Time 44 weeks individually, 35 weeks in bulk.
  • 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 2.1 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for the Talokan Armed Forces as a recon and picket boat asset. They have large solar panels, a tiny hydroponics bay, an observation bubble with powerful telescopes, and a huge over stuffed lounge chair. For a certain type of psychological profile this duty is a dream come true. Others find the quiet isolation uncomfortable. A ship's computer interface hologram is always ready to offer suggestions and reminders to help their carbon based friends.

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.