Borazio class Heavy Freighter

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Borazio class Heavy Freighter
Borazio-Hvy-Freighter-MGT-THUMB-Core-Rulebook-pg-124 12-Oct-2019c.jpg
The bridge of a Borazio class Heavy Freighter, which can serve the needs of a small colony.
Type: RC Heavy Freighter
Category ACS
Size 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Distributed Structure Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
Computer Model/2
Jump J-2
Maneuver 1 G
Hardpoints 10
Staterooms 0
Crew 12
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 8
    Marines 9
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 552.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Architect Gareth Hanrahan
Manufacturer [[Tukera Lines]]
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr271.674
Quick Ship Profile RC-KU12
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Liner / Cargo Liner
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference No results
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Borazio class Heavy Freighter is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Heavy freighter is something of a misnomer, as this thousand-ton vessel is still tiny compared to the mammoth corporate vessels that also ply the trade routes. Still, with a cargo capacity of 500 tons, the heavy freighter can serve the needs of a small colony. Its configuration is distributed, making landing impractical. The heavy freighter can be docked at a HighPort or unloaded using shuttles. It carries a single cargo shuttle. There are eight staterooms for the crew; however, such vessels are perennially understaffed. It has a pair of triple turrets for defence, equipped with sandcasters and lasers, but the lack of crew makes the freighter vulnerable to boarding actions.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Borazio class Heavy Freighter plying the trade lanes.
    Borazio-Hvy-Freighter-MGT-RESIZE-Core-Rulebook-pg-124 12-Oct-2019b.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. Upper decks on a Borazio class Heavy Freighter.
    Borazio-Hvy-Freighter-MGT-DECK-PLANS-1-Core-Rulebook-pg-124 12-Oct-2019e.jpg
  2. Lower decks on a Borazio class Heavy Freighter.
    Borazio-Hvy-Freighter-MGT-DECK-PLANS-2-Core-Rulebook-pg-124 12-Oct-2019f.jpg

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. Unstreamlined Distributed Structure Hull.
2. Crew x12 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/2 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x2 hardpoints (x10 possible).
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones x1 Cargo Shuttle
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr271.674
11. Construction Time 24 months to build, 21 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Borazio's have been playing the backwaters of the Third Imperium for centuries. They are particularly commonly seen in Delphi Sector, Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector, Hinterworlds Sector, and Old Expanses Sector where they often transport vast amounts of goods to the Hive Federation and Solomani Confederation. The ships has become known as the bottom dollar but reliable cargo mover in these spinward area of the Third Imperium. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: Borazio's were designed with only one goal: no frills, economy movement of cargo. Nothing else. No luxuries, No extras. Crews often complain of the underperformance of these no frills ship components, and captains often upgrade after purchase. [4]

Class Naming Practice/s: Borazio's are often named after notable cargo liner captains, many who are now private owners. [5]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Merchant - Cargo Liner:

  1. Type RC class Cargo Liner AKA Cargo Liner
    1. Borazio class Heavy Freighter
    2. Coyotl class Bulk Hauler
    3. Deneb class Modular Starship
    4. Dlaftpar class Cargo Liner
    5. Jose Cadiz Royal Galleon class Cargo Carrier
    6. Kyan Maru class Freighter
    7. Magnadon class Provincial Merchant
    8. Oukhaha class Bulk Hauler
    9. Trader class Provincial Transport
    10. Triad class Merchant

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
  5. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak