Coeus class Assault Pinnace

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Coeus class Assault Pinnace
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A Coeus class Assault Pinnace under spaceflight.
Type: UIP Assault Pinnace
Agility 5
Also see Combat Transport / Utility Craft
Architect Jordan Weisman
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Cargo 22.4 Tons
Cost MCr19.92
Crew 2
Enlisted 0
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 8
Model Model/1 Flt
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP UIP-4A05
Reference I.S.P.M.V Tethys 1-8.
Size 40 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP UIP-TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Coeus class Assault Pinnace is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 5-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined wedge hull.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Coeus class Assault Pinnace approaching a Tethys class Mercenary Transport and preparing to dock.
    Tethys-CT-RESIZE-Keith-FASA 19-Oct-2019b.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. A schematic view of a Coeus class Assault Pinnace.
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  2. A top view schematic of a Tethys class Mercenary Transport including its six Coeus class Assault Pinnaces.
    Tethys-Merc-Trasnport-CT-RESIZE-J-Weisman-pg-1 12-Sept-2019d.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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) when necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 40 tons. Streamlined Wedge Hull.
2. Crew x2 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/1 Flt ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr19.92.
11. Construction Time 11 months to build, 10 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This a venerable design originally developed by a Sylean Federation Navy design from the earliest days of the Third Imperium. The early Imperium struggled to build warships adequate to its needs and by the end of the Pacification Campaigns, found it necessary to hire increasing numbers of mercenaries and the Tethys class Mercenary Transport design made extensive use of this assault craft. The vessel has been designed and redesigned from TL-9 to now, TL-14 versions. The TL-12 models were the most highly produced and many of the models have undergone numerous upgrades. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The Coeus class Assault Pinnace is known for its very hardy and reliable targeting computer, its well designed layered armor, and its terrible airlocks, which frequently have been upgraded or replaced. The originals experienced so many seal failures ant the design was expanded with multiple, intermediate lock mechanisms to reduce the failure rate. Many crew members and even marine passengers wear their vacc suits, unsealed, in the suits under almost all conditions. [4]

Class Naming Practice/s: The Coeus is named after an ancient god from the Terran Greek mythological pantheon and was one of the Titans , the giant sons and daughters of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Coeus pinnaces tend to be named after mythological characters and creatures. [5]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Military Auxiliary - Combat Transport Smallcraft:

  1. Type UI class Combat Transport Smallcraft
    1. Aekguthand class Assault Cutter
    2. Assault Lander class Marine Gig
    3. Coeus class Assault Pinnace
    4. Gallant class Assault Shuttle
    5. Great Eastern class Troop Transport
    6. K'Bam class Assault Lander
    7. Kihrvak Platoon Drop Ship class Marine Cutter
    8. K'Slice class Attacker Tender
    9. Lowalaa class Assault Cutter
    10. Mal'Gnar class Assault Skiff
    11. Nirvana class Modular Dropship
    12. Paulos class Troop Transport
    13. Raptor class Combat Lander
    14. Slicer class Assault Shuttle
    15. Steffern class Assault Lander
    16. Sturmge class Assault Shuttle
    17. TC02 Grave Endeavor class Dropship
    18. TC04 Valkyrie class Dropship
    19. Type-1112 class Landing Boat
    20. Ziigusna class Military Pinnace

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  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