Pukushik class Cruiser

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Pukushik class Cruiser
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: CA Cruiser
Cargo 10 Tons
Crew 453 with 50 marines
Officers 61
Enlisted 392
Cost MCrMCr53,521.596 (base)
MCr 42,817.277 (qty)
Hardpoints 500
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Origin Tenjada Moralitate
Size 50,000 Tons
Tech Level TL–12
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Pukushik class Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Pukushik class Cruiser is a heavy cruiser class deployed by the Tenjada Moralitate Tenjada Naval Forces (TNF). Examples of the class can be encountered throughout the coreward parts of Mavuzog Sectors. The vessel has a partially streamlined, close structure hull. It is fitted with fuel scoops and a fuel purification plant allowing it to perform wilderness refueling.

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 Pukushik class Cruiser is constructed using a 50,000 Ton hull built in a close structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined allowing gas giant refueling, that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The vessel has ten airlocks. The cargo hold is accessed by a large lateral doors that also serves to anchor docking clamps for service vehicles.
2. Crew 453 personnel.
  • x25 command, x135 engineering, x138 gunnery, x5 flight, x100 services, and 50 holy marines.

Accommodations

  • There are 252 Staterooms.
    • All Staterooms are given over to the crew. All crew quarters, except for the 22 most senior officers are double occupancy.
  • There are no Low Berths.

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. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-3 drive, a Maneuver-3 drive, and an upgraded fusion Power Plant-5, giving performance of Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 0. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single Jump-3 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration. It is fitted with drop tanks, should extended range operations be required.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • 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/6 fib computer.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a basic sensor array, and has an avionics suite. They have system range laser, microwave and radio communication arrays.
  • It has an automatic holy transponder unit that interrogates other systems within range at all times, exchanging scriptural passages to authenticate and update all systems with the latest patch levels.
5. Hardpoints x500 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class.
6. Armament Pukushik class Cruiser are fitted with weapon systems for naval service.
  • There are 130 triple beam laser turrets firing as 13 factor 8 battery
  • There are 110 dual fusion gun turrets firing as 11 factor 8 batteries
  • There is a factor 8 x 100 ton particle accelerator bay
  • There are 5 factor 9 x 100ton missile bays
  • There is a factor K meson spinal mounted gun
7. Defenses The factor 6 armored hull, .
  • The vessel is fitted with factor 1 nuclear dampers and factor 1 meson screen
  • There is a factor 6 repulsor bay
  • There are 110 triple sand caster turrets firing as 11 factor 9 batteries
8. Craft The vessel carries two 55 dton Utility Boat subcraft for interface, passenger and cargo transfer duties.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 17,500 Tons. They are delivered with a new set of optional jump 3 drop tanks, which can be fitted as needed.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in 8 hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr53,521.596 (base)
MCr 42,817.277 (qty)
  • Architects Fee: MCr535.216
11. Construction Time 192 weeks as standard, 154 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 10 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Pukushik class Cruiser class is used by the Tenjada Moralitate's Tenjada Naval Forces (TNF). There ten of these cruisers in each of the three squadrons. They have better armor than the destroyers as expected but have less speed. They carry a single platoon of marines to repel borders and conduct boarding actions and contraband inspections. To make room for the armor they lost the back up computer and screens. The main sacrifice was required to accommodate the massive factor K meson spinal mount. This weapon allows them to contend with enemy ships of the line. The power drain cost them their agility.

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), page/s 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), page/s 10.