Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant

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Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
Sub-Merchant-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg
A Vilani classic ship.
Type: R2 Subsidized Merchant
Category ACS
Size 400 Tons
Hull Configuration Cylinder Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
Computer Model/1
Jump J-2
Maneuver 3.45 G
Hardpoints 4
Staterooms 0
Crew 10
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 3
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 227.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Ziru Sirka
Architect John G. Wood
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr46.22
Quick Ship Profile R-AS12
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Tramp Vessel
Canon Published, fan design
Era -2350
Reference Fan: John G. Wood
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Akkigish-class is the prototypical and oldest of the Type R class Subsidized Merchant merchant vessels. The design standarrds are a standby in shipyards across Charted Space, even outside of the Third Imperium. Knock offs exist everywhere and by everyone. They exist because the design was superbly engineered, what some Terrans might call the DC-3 of its time.

Its electronics were hardened for hard deep space use and its engines were designed for minimal maintenance. The power plant was very capable for its size and built to be endlessly expanded and modernized as newer technologies premiered. The hull is solid, and the air control surfaces are effective in atmospheres and in gas giants for wilderness refueling. Even the freshers and galley were well designed for its time.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Type R in deep spaceflight, far from a mainworld, probably coming into a wilderness refueling.
    Type-R The-Traveller Book-WH-Keith-pg-76 13-May-2019a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[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]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull Tonnage: 400 tons (standard). 5,600 cubic meters. [3]
  • Dimensions: 46.5 meters long by 10 meters high by 15 meters wide. Wingspan: 32 meters. [4]
2. Crew Crew: Five. Captain/pilot, navigator, medic, steward, and engineer. Gunners optional. Staterooms for each. [5]
3. Performance Performance:
4. Electronics Electronics: Model/1 computer with entertainment consoles, navigation screens, and automatic life safety interlocks. [7]
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
6. Armament No standard armament is equipped although the capacity for it exists.
7. Defenses No defensive equipment is equipped although the capacity for it exists.
8. Craft Ship's Boat: Launch mounted dorsally with integral lifeboat capability, the launch is also used for errands and transfers. Launch mounts for the boat are located on dorsal surface of merchant dismounts for errands and transfers. Maneuver Drives are mounted underneath the fuselage of the Ship’s Boat. [8]
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel scoops are integral with the hull, and a fuel purification plant allows use of unrefined fuel.
10. Cost MCr101.03
11. Construction Time x14 months.
12. Comments Capacity: 200.0 tons cargo (...generally in standard modules), eight passengers. Nine low berths. [9]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]


The Akkigish-class is truly ancient vessel, literally first manufactured thousands of years ago near the end of the Ziru Sirka period. They were superbly built to last and last they have. Some hulls have been literally built and rebuilt dozens upon dozens of times, constantly upgraded with local parts and in local shipyards on their trade routes.

The Akkigishes were solidly built and are still preferred despite newer models such as the March-class or Gyro Cadiz-class being available. When a spacer mentions the Type R class Subsidized Merchant, many picture a trusty Akkigish.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Merchant - Far Liner:

  1. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant AKA Far Liner
    1. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    2. Cihzicih class Transport
    3. Nye class Caravel
    4. Palatine class Merchant Trader
    5. Revolver class Modular Liner
    6. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
    7. Type RX class Merchant Trader

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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