Drakkon class System Defense Boat

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Drakkon class System Defense Boat
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: HSVL System Defense Boat
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see System Defense Boat
Architect Ade Stewart
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 5.0 Tons
Cost MCr568.234 (base)
MCr454.588 (qty)
Crew 16
Enlisted 12
Officers 4
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 4
Hull [[Wedge Hull]]
Illustration Yes
IOC Data not available.
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 6
Model Model/4 Computer
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP SB-DA60
Reference Ade Stewart
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP SB–4106842–800000–30002-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Drakkon class System Defense Boat is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)

The System Defense Boat (...usually abbreviated to SDB) is designed to defend key points within a system such as gas giants. It is a common paramilitary vessel within the Distant Fringe. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

  • The vessel is a TL-11 design.

Image Repository

  1. A Drakkon class System Defense Boat.
    J0 400dT SDB.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans

No information yet available.

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 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 SDB is constructed using a 400 dTon hull built in a generally wedge-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, plated, and structurally reinforced, with an armor rating of 8: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.
  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • The hull includes internal grav plates and inertial compensators. All accessible sections of the hull have life support.
2. Crew TBD. The SDB requires 16 crew: 5x command, 2x engineering, 7x gunnery, and 2x service. The vessel carries 6 troops.
3. Performance TBD. The vessel mounts a maneuver-6 drive and a power plant 8, giving performance of 6G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6. There is fuel tankage of 32 dTons, giving the power plant four weeks duration. The craft is fitted with a fuel purification plant.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
4. Electronics TBD. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/4: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/4. There are 13 staterooms. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all except the command crew. Cargo capacity amounts to 5 dTons.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, full ECM, and an avionics suite.
5. Hardpoints TBD hardpoints.
6. Armament TBD. The ship is fitted with 4 turrets. These are grouped into:
  • one beam laser battery, consisting of 2 linked triple turrets
  • one missile battery, consisting of 2 linked triple turrets
7. Defenses TBD.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment TBD.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr568.234.
  • The ship is a standard design. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee 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 their price to MCr454.588.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)

Formations of SDBs are often deployed by vessels such as the Military Ship Transporter.

A design that dates to the time of the Terran Confederation. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.

Distant Fringe Vessels

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes

Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

  1. Type HSVL class Very Light System Defense Boat
    1. Avoram class System Defense Boat
    2. Caryatid class System Defense Boat
    3. Condor class System Defense Boat
    4. Dragon class System Defense Boat
    5. Drakkon class System Defense Boat
    6. Dzegkno class System Defense Boat
    7. Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat
    8. Exarch class System Defense Boat
    9. Farnex class System Missile Defense Boat
    10. Fazachu class System Defense Boat
    11. Flash class System Defense Boat
    12. Frundsberg class System Defense Boat
    13. Grunt class System Defense Boat
    14. Gundong class System Defense Boat
    15. Harrier class System Defense Boat
    16. Holdfast class Heavy System Defense Boat
    17. Jugendworld class System Defense Boat
    18. K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat
    19. K282 class Heavy System Defense Boat
    20. K56 class System Defense Boat
    21. Khanate class System Defense Boat
    22. Kuomsi class System Defense Boat
    23. Nassin class System Defense Boat
    24. Penner class System Defense Boat
    25. Pounce class System Defense Boat
    26. Ramrod class Missile Boat
    27. Reginald class System Defense Boat
    28. Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat
    29. Roye class System Defense Boat
    30. Scorpion class System Defense Boat
    31. Sentry class System Defense Boat
    32. Shukugan class System Defense Boat
    33. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
    34. Thele class System Defense Boat
    35. Torch class System Defense Boat
    36. Wasp class System Defense Boat
    37. Wolvesbane class System Defense Boat
    38. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
    39. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
    40. Zhodatl class System Defense Boat
    41. Zhodq class System Defense Boat
    42. Zydpedallion class System Defense Boat
    43. Zydpharn class System Defense Boat

References & Contributors (Sources)

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  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak