AX-H class Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary

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AX-H class Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: QT Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Combat Support Ship - Modular Ship
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, noncanon fan starship design.
Cargo 7,058 Tons
Cost MCr3,622.25 in quantity 2,897.8
Crew 65
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 100
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model Model/TBD
Origin Principality of Caledon
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference TBD
Size 10,000t + modules up to 10,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The AX-H class Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The "AX-H" project - Caledonian fleet code for "General Auxiliary, Heavy"- is a class of modular, configurable fleet auxilaries.

Sometimes called "Storks", due to their appearance, the AX-H is essentially a long "spine" with a bridge and control space on the bow end, a power plant, jump and maneuver drives at the stern, and a long, slender "Neck" in between. The vessels are popular among their crews; the "Neck" offers accomodation space unheard of among other fleet auxiliaries, to say nothing of Caledonian warships.

Modules - up to 10,000 tons worth - can be attached. These modules can be changed - assuming the facilities of at least a C Starport are available, for a period of (generally) a month. However, about 80% of Storks are never reconfigured once commissioned.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft / Subcraft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.


AX-H (Generic Auxiliary, Heavy) is a place-holder name. Actual ships in service have type codes specific to their configuration.

Selected types include:

  • Repair Ship, Heavy (AS-H) - Equipped with workshop, tractor and stores modules.
  • Transport, Heavy (AD-H) - Equipped with fuel and accomodations modules.
  • Refinery Ship, Heavy (AFR-H) - Equipped with refinery, fuel storage and fuel-lighter dock modules.
  • Jump Drive Repair Ship, Heavy (ASJ-H) - Equipped with a large workshop module optimized for carrying out repairs to jump drives.
  • Power Plant Repair Ship, Heavy (ASP-H) - Another large workship, with equipment and stores for maintaining, overhauling and repairing power plants.
  • Tanker (AF-H) - Equipped with modular storage tanks and handling equipment. Can carry powerplant/jump fuel, water, beverages.
  • Stores Ship (AM-H) - Equipped with dry-goods storage modules, and a small "office" module with inventory-management software and equipment.
  • Station Ship (AU-H) - These ships serve as command posts and office space for stations, especially Forward Operating Bases. They include modules for office, accommodation, workshop and storage space.


The AX-H is a dispersed structure vessel. AX-Hs are not streamlined, and have only defensive weapons.

Civilian Usage[edit]

In addition to large numbers in the Caledonian fleet train, a few Storks have found their way into civilian service.

  • Several serve as mining support and mineral transport ships
  • Two highly-renovated specimens are used as luxury liners between Caledon and the Imperium
  • One was sold to an Aslan clan to serve as a colonization ship
  • One exceptionally beautifully-renovated vessel serves as a mega-yacht - perhaps aptly described as a "Jump Palace" - for Ian Prestwick, Duke of Pengilly, patriarch of an extraordinarily wealthy trading family from Stirling.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

208 in service.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Auxiliary - Military Transport:

  1. Type TBD class Vessel
    1. Asia class Scout

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.