Constellation class Heavy Fighter

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Constellation class Heavy Fighter
Solomani Logo large.gif
TBD
Type: FH Heavy Fighter
Agility 6
Also see Spaceplane
Architect Alegoric
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 1.15 Tons
Cost MCr111.130
Crew 2
Enlisted 0
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/4 flt
Origin Bain Defense Squadron
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP FH-6A60
Reference Fan: Alegoric
Size 61 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–10
USP FH-0206C41-000000-01000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Constellation class Heavy Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Constellation class Heavy Fighter were designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a world lying in Spica Sector and a member of the Solomani Confederation. Though the carriers are tiny by the standards of most Solomani Confederation vessels they are occasionally called upon for Federation and Confederation service.

The design is built around a huge power plant that produces a very distinctive thermal signature, an unfortunate consequence of the vessel's large energy demands. The sleek, generally cone-shaped hull is streamlined, allowing for wilderness refueling, but is unarmored. It is fast and relatively agile and is armed with a pair of turret-mounted Plasma Guns. Constellations have a bridge and a single shared small stateroom, which gives them some degree of endurance. The vessel is a TL-10 design.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Constellation class is constructed using a 61 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The vessel has an airlock that adjoins the small cargo bay.
  • The vessel has a sturdy retractable wheeled undercarriage, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x2 crew:
  • x1 Pilot
  • x1 Weapons Officer

Accommodations

  • There is one small Stateroom. This is located behind the bridge and is accessed by a hatch. It is very cramped, containing a fresher, a galley and a pair of bunks.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-6 drive and a Power Plant-12, giving performance of 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 5 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled by the pilot. Access to the machinery can be gained via a sealable hatch.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the small craft bridge is a Model/4 computer: no backup computer is installed.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
  • The listed battery is the standard configuration for the class. Alternative weapons systems may be installed for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Constellation class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 7.32 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr111.130
  • Architects Fee: MCr1.113
11. Construction Time 27 weeks (6 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 1.15 Tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Constellation class Heavy Fighter serves with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a Solomani world lying in Spica Sector. It operates alongside the Aurora, Hornet, and Retaliator classes of Fighters. Members of the class are carried aboard Bengal class Carriers. The twin turret-mounted plasma guns are hard-hitting and useful for a close-in "knife fight", and also serve admiraly for point defense, but their accuracy seriously diminishes at longer ranges.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Smallcraft - Fighter:

  1. Type TBD class Fighter
    1. Asia class Scout

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. . (, 1981), 10.
  2. . (, 1981), 10.