Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender
|Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender|
Homegrown subsector navy subcraft carrier.
|Type: VTD System Defense Boat Tender|
|Also see||Defensive Ship - Tender|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design.|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Fan: James Kundert|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
- It is a military ship and a System Defense Boat Tender.
- It can carry four 500-ton SDB's through a jump and have them ready for instant action when they arrive.
- It functions as part of the Inar SysDefCom.
- It carries significant armament and a defensive suite.
- It ordinarily carries several large subcraft and a few drones.
- It has a 81 sophont crew and 12 marines.
The Arachnea is a tail-sitter, with its decks perpendicular to the direction of thrust. The central hull is a tall cylinder sitting on a cubical drive compartment. Above the engines and attached to the main hull are four huge irregular cones pointed down, their bases perpendicular to thrust (...like the decks). The cone arrangement is repeated just below the nose of the ship, but the cones point the other way, and are broken by smaller bullet shapes emerging from their sloped forward faces (the lifeboats), and (...on two opposing cones) two 12-meter spheres (...the fuel shuttles). The faces of the cones are just far enough apart to hold a Caryatid class System Defense Boat between them, and the face of the central cylinder is contoured to nest the SDBs close enough to allow an airlock match.
The Arachnea has a large cargo capacity, allowing it to totally resupply the SDBs it serves. Its quick deployment ability requires that it be unstreamlined, however. For its own activities, the fuel shuttles it carries are capable of refueling it often enough. The Arachnea is handicapped if required to jump very often, unless it uses carried SDBs as auxiliary fuel shuttles. The listed cost and weight does not include any of its carried craft.
No information yet available.
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||TBD tons.|
|4.||Electronics||Model/TBD fib ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||TBD|
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
The Duchy of Inar based out of Inar (world) has a vibrant TL-14 or TL-E ship building industry, known for innovative designs and clever Naval Architecture. They are best known for their unstreamlined cylinder hull tail-sitter ship designs and sphere hulled smallcraft specialized for star system defense. They also build some of the finest fusion guns and ECM systems in Imperial Space.
The Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender was designed on Inar (Deneb 1213) as a transport and resupply point for the Caryatid class System Defense Boat (...which was not designed on Inar, being somewhat older).
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.
Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type VTD class Defense Tender
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