Annic Nova class Far Trader

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Annic Nova class Deep Trader
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ANNIC NOVA on the cover of JTAS 1
Type: ZA Experimental Far Trader
Agility 1
Also see Special Mission Ship - Deep Trader
Architect Marc Miller / Winchell Chung
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 150 Tons
Cost MCr200 approximate current market value
Crew 5
Enlisted 3
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 0.0 / 0.1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Unknown
Origin Precursor
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP ZA-FU13
Reference Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 01 TBD.
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Annic Nova class Deep Trader (Non-Standard Classified Type NS18) is a relic from an earlier time.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Annic Nova class Deep Trader has the following features:

  • The Annic Nova has no maneuver drive of its own, instead it uses pinnaces as tugs for limited maneuvering capability (0.1G).
  • There are two jump drives onboard: One capable of Jump-2 and the other Jump-3.
  • There is no power plant, using a Collector canopy which collects radiated stellar power and stores it in the accumulators on the drive deck.
  • This Collector canopy cannot be deployed during any maneuvering or when the vessel enters, exits or is within jumpspace.
  • There are six hard points, two of which are mounted with turrets bearing a single pulse laser, in addition to four single missile racks mounted in the aft-hub, each with a single audio-visual relay drone-missile in each rack.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 600 tons.
2. Crew 5 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump:2-3
  • 0-G acceleration (M:0.1 using Pinnaces)
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD

4. Electronics Ship Computer Model/3 (Non-standard); Long Range Detectors & Communicators, Short Range Scanners, Deep Radar
5. Hardpoints x6 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • Unknown.
7. Defenses Unknown.
8. Craft No squadrons / x2 40-ton Pinnaces
9. Fuel Treatment Unknown.
10. Cost MCr200 (estimated).
11. Construction Time Unknown months to build, Unknown months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:
  • Unknown alien manufacture. Found as a derelict.
  • Cargo Bay: Standard cargo capacity amounts to 150.0 tons.

Travellers' Aid Society — Advisory Report 02-183-1105[edit]

TAS released an initial report of an unknown vessel which had been seen, at a great distance, in several star systems. The information was sketchy as follows:

Scanner Data: Mass Displacement: 500-800 tons; Jump: at least 2; Maneuver: 2G (?); Armament: unknown

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Annic Nova class Deep Trader was tracked down by a group of adventurers in the Keng/Regina (Spinward Marches 2405) system.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Special Mission Ship - Alien Artifact Ship - Deep Trader:

  1. Unknown Type
    1. Annic Nova class Deep Trader

Merchant Vessel - (Deep Trader / Long Trader / Fast Trader):

  1. Type A3 class Fast Trader
    1. Fat Cat class Far Trader
    2. Swordfish class Merchant
    3. Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader
    4. Type A3L class Far Trader

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.