Clii Argu class Common Transport

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Clii Argu class Common Transport
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A Clii Argu class Common Transport under thrust in deep space.
Type: MP Common Transport
Agility 1
Also see Freighter / Merchant Vessel
Architect Marc Miller
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 10,800 (145,800 kilters) Tons
Cost MCr3,465
Crew 120
Enlisted 90
Officers 30
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 200
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/3
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 95 High/Med 64 Low
QSP MP-0BU13
Reference Rebellion Sourcebook 80.
Size 20,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP MP-L331363-070000-70004-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Clii Argu class Common Transport is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-3 performance with a streamlined cylinder hull. It is used by the Imperial Navy, megacorporations, the merchant marine, sector navies, world-states, and a wide variety of other users. It uses modular ship technology.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. Two Clii Argu class Common Transports under civilian use as merchant vessels heading for a highport.
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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 20,000 tons. Unstreamlined Cylinder Hull.
2. Crew x120 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/3 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x200 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones Several Shuttles and air/rafts
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr3,465
11. Construction Time 36 months to build, 33 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Despite the Clii Argu class Common Transport's creaky structure, it is quite popular among crews and has generous crew staterooms, a quality mess, and is considered one of the safer and more comfortable rides around for the members of the Trader's Guild. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The vessel has a strange and spooky tendency to creak while in jumpspace. This makes many crews quite jumpy. No amount of re-engineering, grav plates, or structural dampering has ever eliminated this quirk. Some more superstitious crew refuse to serve on a vessel of this class because of it, even though repeated studies have shown that there is no correlation between the creaking and equipment failure. [4]

Class Naming Practice/s: The Argu is a famed plant-like organism from Vland and thus was this vessel named. The Clii quality of argu is the highest quality and Terrans often noted how often Vilani crew quickly signed up to transport the stuff and skimmed a little off the top. Argu can be used in a variety of ways, eaten, used as a seasoning, smoked, used as incense, etc. Terrans often joked that it was like spam and eggs. Clii Argu's tend to be named after valued foodstuffs following this tradition. [5]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Ship - Passenger Freighter:

  1. Type MP class Passenger Freighter
    1. Gaia class Luxury Liner
    2. Horizon class Passenger Freighter
    3. Jelmirt Marquis class High Liner
    4. King Richard class Interstellar Liner
    5. Last Armada class Personnel Transport
    6. Nebula class Starliner
    7. Olympian class Cruise Liner
    8. Royal class Interstellar Liner
    9. Sapphire Moon class Moduleship
    10. Shuvalivashtu class Luxury Liner
    11. Clii Argu class Common Transport (Type TC class Common Transport)

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