Carrus class Shuttle
|Carrus class Shuttle|
Distant Fringe vessel.
|Type: UMS Shuttle|
|Also see||Fast Shuttle|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr35.925 (base)|
|IOC||No information yet available.|
|Passengers||4 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Fan: Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard|
The Carrus class Shuttle is a smallcraft.
- It is a Civilian Ship and an Auxiliary Shuttle.
- Please also see AAB article: Ships of the Distant Fringe.
The Shuttle is a low-tech vessel designed to ferry cargo and passengers between locations. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The vessel is a TL-7 design.
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) when necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage||The Ship's Boat is constructed using a 90 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving improved atmospheric performance.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: 1
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts an extremely efficient rocket thrust-based Maneuver-2 drive and a Fission Power Plant-2, giving performance of 2-G acceleration and producing 1.8 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 2. The internal fuel supply provides reaction mass for the Maneuver drive and is considered sufficient to support approximately 3 weeks of operations. Activity in significant gravity wells and atmospheres exponentially reduces the vessel's maneuver endurance.|
|4.||Electronics||The cockpit area contains x1 acceleration couch and control equipment. The vessel is fitted with a Model/1 Computer: no backup computer is installed.|
|6.||Armament||The Shuttle is generally unarmed.|
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has an internal fuel tank containing 1.8 dTons of reaction mass for the Drives.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr35.925.
|11.||Construction Time|| 36 weeks (9 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Cargo capacity amounts to 70 dTons.|
A basic low-tech design used throughout the Distant Fringe. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type UMS class Shuttle
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science