Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier
|Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: SC Scout/Courier|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
in quantity MCr70.683
|Manufacturer||Petros Felix Electric Boat Werks, Inc, LLC|
|Origin||Talokan Armed Forces|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|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 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
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.||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.|
|2.||Crew|| x1 personnel:
|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.|
|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.
|6.||Armament||No weapons are usually mounted on this design.|
|8.||Craft|| Flight Section
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 48.4 dTons.
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr88.354.
|11.||Construction Time|| 44 weeks individually, 35 weeks in bulk.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 2.1 dTons.|
History & Background (Dossier)
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)
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science