Conveyor class Heavy Freighter
|Conveyor class Heavy Freighter|
Distant Fringe vessel.
|Type: TC Transport|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr13593.474 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||13 High/Med 200 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Conveyor class Heavy Freighter is a mercantile starship.
It is a generic class of civilian vessel, the Heavy Freighter is a large commercial transport commonly encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Bulk Cargo Carrier and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The vessel is a TL-11 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) where necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull|| TBD tons.
The Heavy Freighter is constructed using a 35,000 dTon hull built in a close structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined to allow gas giant refuelling: it is equipped with fuel scoops.
|2.||Crew|| xTBD crew.
The Heavy Freighter requires x195 crew: 18x command, 39x engineering, 30x gunnery, and 105x service, of which 53 double up as flight crew for the subcraft as required. In addition, the vessel carries 2x passenger stewards and a medic.
|3.||Performance / Engineering|| Propulsion:
The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power plant 2, giving performance of Jump-2 and 1G acceleration. The ship has an Agility rating of 1. There is fuel tankage of 7700 dTons, sufficient for one Jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration. The vessel is fitted with a purification plant.
|4.||Main Section / Electronics|| Model/TBD fib computer.
Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/4: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/4. There are 120 staterooms and 200 low berths, primarily used to transport livestock. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all except the command crew. 13 staterooms are available to paying passengers. Cargo capacity amounts to 16000 dTons.
|5.||Hardpoints|| xTBD hardpoints.
|6.||Armament / Weaponry|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|7.||Defenses||No information yet available.|
|8.||Craft / Subcraft||The ship carries four 1200 dTon Heavy Landers and a 40 dTon Ship's Boat, each housed in a dedicated hangar.|
The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr13,593.474.
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
The Heavy Freighter is considered underpowered and suffers performance issues in a high gravity environment. It is specifically designed to operate in backwater areas and is particularly notable for the large number of subcraft that it carries, which help to remedy its difficulties with wilderness refuelling. 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
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type TBD class Freighter
- Conveyor class Heavy Freighter
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
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