Chatl class Leader Scout

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Chatl class Leader Scout
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Type: SC Scout Courier
Category ACS
Size 150 Tons
Hull Configuration Needle Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Engineering
Computer Model 3/fib
Jump J-5
Maneuver 3 G
Fuel Treatment Scoops
Armaments
Hardpoints 1
Offensive 1 triple sandcaster turret
Defensive armored hull
Accommodations
Staterooms 4
Personnel
Crew 2
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 1
High/Mid Passengers 3
Payload
Cargo 2 Tons
Fuel tank 83 Tons
Construction
Construction Time 10 Months
Origin Zhodani Consulate
Price
Cost MCr119.24
Architect fee MCr1.192
Statistics
Universal Ship Profile SC-11535C1-730000-30000-0
Images
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Source
Canon Published, canon design
Designer Jordan Weisman
Design System High Guard, TNE
Era 1105
Reference Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 6-7.

The Chatl class Leader Scout is a TL–14 Courier.

Description[edit]

It is a vessel with 3-G and J-5 performance with a streamlined hull. This is a typical dispatch "courier" ship, analogous to an X-Boat. At TL–14 you have a maximum of Jump-5 which limits your range. This design carries enough for a single jump, it has fuel scoops for ocean refueling but no fuel refinery. It serves the Zhodani Navy.

It has a crew of two. There is a single stateroom for the pilot and gunner to share.

Adapted by the Zhodani Navy from the basic design of their 150-ton courier, the Chat1-class leader scout is intended to transfer senior naval officers and orders to where they are most needed. Though the ship carries out its duties effectively, use of the leader scout is risky at best. Vulnerable to attack even by small ships, the leader scout's survival depends on avoiding rather than defeating the enemy. The armored hull and sandcaster provide more psychological comfort than actual protection in serious encounters.

Modest but comfortable staterooms are provided for passengers; usually an admiral or other senior officer and his staff or personal attendants. Crew quarters are more cramped but still reasonably comfortable. Though the leader scout is flawed and few ships have actually been put into service, the leader scout is an excellent answer to the ever-present problems of control and coordination in the face of great distances and lack of personnel which plague most star-going navies.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

The upper deck holds avionics gear in the needle-shaped bow, with a bridge and computer immediately aft. The galley and wardroom area is next aft, with the ship's locker and main airlock to port, simple cooking facilities to starboard, and access to the lower deck and aft to engineering spaces, with monitor consoles (used only for occasional examinations) located in convenient locations. A second airlock is located near the stern.

The lower deck contains two crew staterooms which share a head. A remote console allows operation of the sandcaster (located in the turret) by an off-watch crewman during emergencies and can be used from either cabin. A monitor console for the jump drive is also located on this deck.

History & Background[edit]

The Chatl class Leader Scout is a ship serving with the Zhodani Navy.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

9 Representative Courier (SC) Classes[edit]

References[edit]

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Fourth Imperium This ship was originally designed using Traveller The New Era ship design rules.
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