Xing!kir class Light Cruiser

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Xing!kir class Light Cruiser
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TBD
Type: CL Light Cruiser
Agility X
Also see Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 1,955.0 Tons
Cost MCr26,499.7 (base)
MCr21,199.76 (discounted)
Crew 440
Officers 37
Enlisted 331
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 500
Hull Saucer Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 76
Model Model/TBD
Origin Two Thousand Worlds
Passengers 73 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 50,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Lifting Body Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP CL-P6226J3-409900-90T09-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Xing!kir class Light Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Xing!kir class Light Cruiser is "light" only by K'Kree standards. It is commonly encountered within the Two Thousand Worlds and beyond its borders. It is considered to be well appointed and relatively comfortable and is frequently used to transport important individuals and their entourages.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[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 The Xing!kir class is constructed using a 50,000 Ton hull built in a Flattened Sphere configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving a good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 22 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a broad loading ramp.
  • The vessel has hardened ventral surfaces, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x440 personnel, including 72 Marines.
  • 37 Officers, plus 4 Marine Officers.
  • 331 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There is adequate open space to accommodate all of the crew. The vessel is considered to have superior accommodations, with a good balance of open and screened areas. Some sections of the internal space are isolated for security reasons.

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

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-2 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control center.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/9fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x500 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for an Xing!kir class is:
7. Defenses The hull is plated and structurally reinforced, giving it a High Guard armor rating of 4. It lacks internal bulkhead walls leaving it vulnerable to internal explosions.
8. Craft The vessel carries no dedicated subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 13,000 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • 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 engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr26,499.700
  • Architects Fee: MCr264.997
11. Construction Time 192 weeks (45 months) as standard.
  • 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 1,955 Tons.
  • The cargo hold directly adjoins the open main section of the hull and augments its space: individual sections of the hold can be sealed off if desired. It is equipped with independent life support and environmental systems.

Passenger Accomodations

  • 72 passengers may be carried aboard the vessel. 9 Stewards see to their needs.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Xing!kir class is sometimes referred to as an assault cruiser or a missile cruiser. The names are justified: the vessel frequently operates in such roles. The onboard nuclear dampers and meson screens are of excellent quality and superior performance. The missile complement includes nuclear weapons for destroying threats (typically carnivores) from orbit en masse. The Xing!kir class appears to be a formidable warship at first glance, with powerful offensive weapons systems. However, this is offset by its poor acceleration and jump rating, its relatively thin skin and the total lack of internal bulkheads and compartments. While it is very hard-hitting it is also extremely vulnerable.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Light Cruiser:

  1. Type CL class Light Cruiser
    1. Xing!kir class Light Cruiser

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.