Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
|Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant|
A Vilani classic ship.
|Type: R2 Subsidized Merchant|
|Hull Configuration||Cylinder Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Architect||John G. Wood|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||R-AS12|
|Also see||Tramp Vessel|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Fan: John G. Wood|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
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.
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||Tonnage: 400 tons (standard). 5,600 cubic meters. 
|2.||Crew||Crew: Five. Captain/pilot, navigator, medic, steward, and engineer. Gunners optional. Staterooms for each. |
|4.||Electronics||Electronics: Model/1 computer with entertainment consoles, navigation screens, and automatic life safety interlocks. |
|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. |
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fuel scoops are integral with the hull, and a fuel purification plant allows use of unrefined fuel.|
|11.||Construction Time||x14 months.|
|12.||Comments||Capacity: 200.0 tons cargo (...generally in standard modules), eight passengers. Nine low berths. |
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
No information yet available.
- There also exists a Akkigish class Far Trader variant, which uses the same hull and basic layout.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant AKA Far Liner
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