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== Description / Specifications ==
 
== Description / Specifications ==
 
A generic class of civilian vessel, the Free Trader is a small commercial transport commonly encountered within the [[Distant Fringe]] region. It is classified as a Commercial Mercantile Ship and is constructed as a [[Conventional Pattern Starships|conventional]] design.
 
A generic class of civilian vessel, the Free Trader is a small commercial transport commonly encountered within the [[Distant Fringe]] region. It is classified as a Commercial Mercantile Ship and is constructed as a [[Conventional Pattern Starships|conventional]] design.
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* The vessel is a TL 11 design.
  
 
=== Hull ===
 
=== Hull ===
 
The Free Trader is constructed using a 200-dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.
 
The Free Trader is constructed using a 200-dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.
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* Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls.
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* The hull includes internal grav plates and inertial compensators.
  
 
=== Engineering ===
 
=== Engineering ===
 
The vessel mounts a [[DeVoss Drive|DeVoss]]-type jump-2 drive, a maneuver-2 drive, and a power plant 2, giving performance of jump-2 and 2G acceleration. There is fuel tankage of 44 dTons, sufficient for one jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration.
 
The vessel mounts a [[DeVoss Drive|DeVoss]]-type jump-2 drive, a maneuver-2 drive, and a power plant 2, giving performance of jump-2 and 2G acceleration. There is fuel tankage of 44 dTons, sufficient for one jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration.
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* The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
  
 
=== Main Section ===
 
=== Main Section ===
 
Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/2. There are 6 staterooms and 10 low berths. Each member of the crew has private quarters: if the crew elect to go double occupancy, up to three paying passengers may be accommodated. Cargo capacity amounts to 70 dTons.
 
Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/2. There are 6 staterooms and 10 low berths. Each member of the crew has private quarters: if the crew elect to go double occupancy, up to three paying passengers may be accommodated. Cargo capacity amounts to 70 dTons.
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* The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a sensor suite.
  
* The Free Trader requires 6 crew: 2x command, 1x engineering, 2x gunnery, and 1x service.
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==== Crew ====
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The Free Trader requires 6 crew: 2x command, 1x engineering, 2x gunnery, and 1x service.
  
 
=== Weapons ===
 
=== Weapons ===
The ship has two turrets, one mounting triple beam lasers and one mounting triple missile racks.
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The ship is fitted with two turrets:
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* one triple turret mounting beam lasers
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* one triple turret mounting missile racks
 
   
 
   
 
=== Subcraft ===
 
=== Subcraft ===

Revision as of 21:06, 8 November 2017

Free Trader
Type: ML Commercial Mercantile Ships
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Description / Specifications

A generic class of civilian vessel, the Free Trader is a small commercial transport commonly encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Commercial Mercantile Ship and is constructed as a conventional design.

  • The vessel is a TL 11 design.

Hull

The Free Trader is constructed using a 200-dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.

  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls.
  • The hull includes internal grav plates and inertial compensators.

Engineering

The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type jump-2 drive, a maneuver-2 drive, and a power plant 2, giving performance of jump-2 and 2G acceleration. There is fuel tankage of 44 dTons, sufficient for one jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration.

  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.

Main Section

Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/2. There are 6 staterooms and 10 low berths. Each member of the crew has private quarters: if the crew elect to go double occupancy, up to three paying passengers may be accommodated. Cargo capacity amounts to 70 dTons.

  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a sensor suite.

Crew

The Free Trader requires 6 crew: 2x command, 1x engineering, 2x gunnery, and 1x service.

Weapons

The ship is fitted with two turrets:

  • one triple turret mounting beam lasers
  • one triple turret mounting missile racks

Subcraft

The ship has a dedicated hanger able to house a vehicle of up to 4-dTons, though no subcraft or vehicles are provided.

Cost

The basic cost of the vessel is MCr107.930. The craft is a standard design and qualifies for a 20% discount, which reduces the price to MCr86.344.

History / Background

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.

See also: Ships of the Distant Fringe

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