Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser

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Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser
Aositaoh-Merc-Cruiser-MGT-1-THUMB-Aslan-pg-95 12-Sept-2019c).jpg
The bridge on a Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser.
Type: CY Mercenary Cruiser
Agility 3
Also see Cruiser
Architect J. Andrew Keith
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 98 Tons
Cost MCr575.51
Crew 8
Enlisted 16
Officers 8
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull Dome Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 80
Model Model/5
Origin Aslan Hierate
Passengers 48 High/Med 0 Low
QSP CY-KS33
Reference Aslan 32-33.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP CY-TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser is a militarized starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Cruiser (Aositaoh class): The Aslan Cruiser uses a custom 1,000-ton hull, the cruiser is built for small-scale clan troop transport and combat operations. It has jump drive-R, maneuver drive-R, and power plant-R, giving performance of jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. Fuel tankage of 330 tons supports the power plant and provides one Jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a ship computer Model/5. There are 54 staterooms, and no low berths. The ship has ten hard points and ten tons allocated for fire control. Ten triple turrets are installed. The ship mounts six triple beam lasers, three triple missile racks, and one triple sandcaster. The ship carries a launch, two pinnaces, four ATVs, and four air/rafts. Cargo capacity is 98 tons. The hull is streamlined.

The cruiser requires a crew of eight: captain/pilot, navigator, five engineers, and purser (or the female executive officer). Up to 96 other people can be carried with double occupancy; usually 10 gunners, 80 troops (2 platoons), plus 6 berths for small craft pilots, clerks, or others as needed. The ship costs MCr568.82 (including 10% discount for standard designs) and takes 27 months to build.

Cruiser (Aositaoh class): Using a 1,000-ton hull, the cruiser is built for small-scale clan troop transport and combat operations. Ten triple turrets are installed. The ship mounts 18 beam lasers, 9 missile racks and 3 sandcasters. The ship carries a launch, two pinnaces, four ATVs and two air/rafts. The pinnaces can each carry two ATVs, allowing the cruiser to deploy a considerable fighting force from orbit. The cruiser requires a crew of eight: captain/pilot, navigator, five engineers and purser (or the female executive officer). Up to 96 other people can be carried with double occupancy; usually 10 gunners, 80 troops (2 platoons), plus 6 berths for small craft pilots, clerks or others as needed. Both this ship and the Ekawsiykua escort have low cargo capacities for their size and are often accompanied by Owatarl tenders.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser cruising through space with a deadly load of Aslan warriors.
    Aositaoh-Merc-Cruiser-MGT-1-RESIZE-Aslan-pg-95 12-Sept-2019b.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]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 1,000 tons. The hull is streamlined.
2. Crew The cruiser requires a crew of eight: captain/pilot, navigator, five engineers, and purser (or the female executive officer). Up to 96 other people can be carried with double occupancy; usually 10 gunners, 80 troops (2 platoons), plus 6 berths for small craft pilots, clerks or others as needed.
3. Performance Fuel tankage of 330 tons supports the power plant and provides one Jump-3.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/5.
5. Hardpoints The ship has ten hard points and ten tons allocated to fire control. Ten triple turrets are installed.
6. Armament The ship mounts six triple beam lasers, three triple missile racks, and one triple sandcaster.
7. Defenses One triple sandcaster.
8. Craft The ship carries a launch, two pinnaces, four ATVs, and four Air/rafts.
9. Fuel Treatment Yes.
10. Cost The ship costs MCr575.51 (including 10% discount for standard designs).
11. Construction Time It takes 27 months to build.
12. Comments There are 54 staterooms, and no low berths.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is built for small-scale clan troop transport and combat operations.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Warship - Mercenary Cruiser:

  1. Type CY class Mercenary Cruiser
    1. Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser
    2. Ares Dragon class Mercenary Cruiser
    3. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    4. Byrna class Mercenary Cruiser
    5. Duke Boris class Mercenary Cruiser
    6. Longsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    7. Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser
    8. Tethys class Mercenary Transport
    9. Type C class Mercenary Cruiser

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.