Arvan class Fighter

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Arvan class Fighter
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: FL Light Fighter
Category [[Smallcraft]]
Size 10 Tons
Hull Configuration [[Flattened Sphere Hull]]
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/2
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 1
Staterooms 0
Crew 2
    Officers 2
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Unity of Sed
Year Operational No data available.
Cost MCr19.810 (base)
MCr15.848 (qty)
Architect fee Ade Stewart
Quick Ship Profile F-1A60
Blueprint No.
Illustration No
Also see Spaceplane
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ade Stewart
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Arvan class Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Arvan class Fighters serve with The Righteous Hand, the navy of the Unity of Sed. They are carried aboard Sutherland class dreadnoughts.

Image Repository[edit]

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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 The Arvan class is constructed using a 10 Ton hull built in a flattened sphere configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: 2
  • x1 pilot, x1 copilot.

The cockpit is the only crew-accessible part of the ship: it is fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and has full life support and environmental systems.

  • The craft does not have an airlock: if the cockpit is opened life support integrity is lost.
  • There are monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel.
  • There are two small emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-6 drive and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of 6-G acceleration and producing 0.6 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 7 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the cockpit. There is no access to the machinery from the interior of the vessel.
4. Electronics The cockpit contains two acceleration couches and control equipment. The vessel is fitted with a Model/2 Computer: no backup computer is installed. The lack of a bridge reduces the computer's performance to the equivalent of a Model/1.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
  • The listed weapons fit out is standard for the class. Alternative weaponry may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for an Arvan class is:

The Arvan class is equipped with a VRF Gauss Gun in a fixed forward-facing mount.

  • The Gauss Gun has a ROF of 4000 rounds per minute: the vessel carries 4000 rounds of needle ammunition.
  • The weapon is ineffective against spacecraft or starships but can be used to strafe light targets and vehicles.
    • It is sometimes referred to as a "frustration weapon", serving to give the pilot a means of striking at a threat, however ineffectively, and thus providing them with a psychological release.
7. Defenses The hull is plated, braced and structurally reinforced. It has an armor rating of 6.

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1 Ton.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr19.810.
  • Architects Fee: MCr0.199.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr15.848.
11. Construction Time 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments The vessel has no internal cargo capacity.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Arvan class Fighters serve with The Righteous Hand, the navy of the Unity of Sed.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Individual vessels are generally named by their crews.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Spacefarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Smallcraft - Fighter:

  1. Type F class Fighter
    1. Arvan class Fighter

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak