|Type: S Scout|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Fuel tank||80 Tons|
|Year Operational||est. 1030s|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Architect fee||Lawrence Whitaker|
|Quick Ship Profile||S|
|Illustration||Lawrence Whitaker. Scout (Mongoose Publishing, 2009), 70.|
|Canon||Published, canon design|
|Reference||Lawrence Whitaker. Scout (Mongoose Publishing, 2009), 70-72.|
General Description & Deck Plans
Main aerials and processors. Access via a crawlspace under the Bridge Control Console. This includes the densitometer, main RADAR and passive EMS systems and the lower LADAR. It also includes some Jammer transmitters.
Bridge and Forward Corridor
Three control stations:
The controls are fully holographic and the configurations can be altered to the preferences of the person sitting in the main chair.
The bridge is radiation hardened.
The airlock and ships locker are accessible directly from the bridge. This is convenient for the crew but it does mean that any passengers have to pass directly through the main control spaces to embark or disembark, and there is a frequent, but unnecessary, traffic of crew onto the bridge for spares and equipment. Relocating the locker's door and airlock - and making the forward corridor a separate space - was recommended in the prototype's post-trials analysis. It didn't happen.
Standard imperial airlock.
A significant volume for the storage of equipment for missions, life-support and passenger comfort. The door to the locker is restricted-access and only crew may order it opened.
Crew-Room and Main Corridor
The Crew-Room is Galley, Mess and Wardroom; Main Briefing Room and General Utility Area.
Bulkheads include storage for dried foodstuffs, clothes washing/drying facilities and life-support spares.
Starboard-Aft is the Galley Space: including a coffee-pot.
Starboard is the main table and seating. This has a holo-projector over it for mission briefing or general entertainment purposes.
Port there is a sofa area and a treadmill for exercise. There is also a small workstation.
Forward on the centre-line is the access to the Forward Corridor; Aft along the centre-line is the main corridor through the accommodation and into the cargo bay.
Port and Starboard are the access ports to the port and starboard turrets/magazines.
Port Turret & Magazine
A mount with a Sandcaster and a Beam Laser. The magazine for the Sandcaster holds 10 barrels (20 total), but is not easily accessible for reload while in space.
Starboard Turret & Magazine
As port turret: although access is marginally better for reloads it is still not great.
6 staterooms each with a double bunk and individual fresher, locker space, work-table, holographic work-station and chair.
Numbered Port and Starboard, Forward to Aft these are usually allocated to:
- First Officer
- Gunner & Medic
- Engineer and Mechanic
- 1-2 Passengers
- 1-2 Passengers
Small cargo bay. One end is configured as a cargo lift. Note that the lift cannot take standard 1ton containers and thus all cargo would normally be accepted only on pallets.
Contains the Jump Drive and an engineering work-station. The deck is well laid out and access for maintenance is straight-forward.
Further aerials (mostly for Jammers), top side Cameras and LADAR system. Access is via two small pressure-hatches in the ceiling of the crew-common room.
Fuel Scoops and Purifiers
Contains fuel-scoops and purifiers. Access is via a hatch in the main corridor.
Powerplant, Battery & Manoeuvre
Contains the powerplant and backup battery and an engineering work-station. Also holds the manoeuvre-drive. This is actually a relatively cramped space making work on the drives "more awkward than might be considered ideal".
The Hull is a 200 dTon, Streamlined, Self-Sealing, Bonded-Superdense laminate.
It has Stub-Aerofins that make the vessel quite manoeuvrable in atmospheres, but do not provide significant lift.
The hull is armoured and has a stealth coating that allows the exterior colouration to alter and IR emissions to be selectively altered/suppressed for a limited period.
External Fittings and Fixtures
The ship has a 4-point landing system based on landing pads. Ground movement without power will require dolly-jacks to be supplied. The pads extend to 52m2 giving a ground pressure of approximately 50 tonnes/m2.
On the port side, just aft of the port rear landing gear well are fittings for cryo-hoses for loading fuel at starports. Under the crew lounge sofa seating area, just aft of the port forward landing gear are fittings for starport power and data. Just aft of the forward landing gear are fittings for fresh-water loading, and 3m further aft of that are fittings for foul-water discharge. All these fittings are protected by external panels.
Basic Ship Characteristics
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||200 dTons.
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Hardened Bridge:
Communications: (Isolated from internal networks)
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||2 x Double Pop-Up Turret:
2 dTons of dedicated Magazine Space
|8.||Craft / Subcraft||None|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||80 dTons/day|
|11.||Construction Time||Build was slow and took 178 weeks completing 325-1095|
Additional Issue as at 001-1138:
- 1095 Constructed as a prototype for the Lishun Sector Security Branch of the IISS at Adawi (Lishun 1408). Incorporated several modifications to the standard Hornet class Special Circumstances Rapid Transit.
- 1098 Failed evaluation and transferred to Vland Sector's Courier Branch of the IISS for VIP transport
- 1102 Transferred to Corridor Sector carrying the newly appointed Sector Admiral Shumii to his command
- 1108 Deployed with BR-867 as part of the Corridor Fleet reinforcements for the Spinward Marches Sector for the Fifth Frontier War. Broke down at Ansirk.
- 1109 Appropriated by Deneb Sector IISS for their Security Branch. Based at Gaza Way Station
- 1111 Mothballed due to unorthodox design, unreliability and lack of parts
- 1130 Re-commissioned and pressed back into service by Maintenance Branch. Several original systems were jury-rigged to allow this to occur. Acted as base runabout at Gaza Way Station
- 1132 Transferred to the RISS as a result of the name-change. Jump-Drive recommissioned for use in missions outside the Quarantine Zone. John Drake joins the crew as Pilot.
- 1137 Ship to be released from service and passed to John Drake after a final, one-way trip to Gabrael
|This ship was originally designed using Mongoose Traveller (1st Edition) ship design rules.