Dhaztuen class Far Merchant

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Dhaztuen class Far Merchant
Vargr general.png
Type: XUV Packet Ship
Agility X
Also see Vargr Far Trader & Packet Ship
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo X Tons
Cost MCrX
Crew X
Enlisted X
Officers X
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
Jump J-3
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines X
Model Model/TBD
Origin Vargr Extents
Passengers X High/Med X Low
Reference TBD
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Dhaztuen class Far Merchant is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Vargr Packet (Type VM): Using a 600-ton hull, the Vargr Packet is a large merchant vessel, a freighter, intended to carry passengers and freight to ports of convenience. It has Jump drive-J, Maneuver drive-D, and Power plant-J, giving a performance of Jump-3 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage of 210.0 tons supports the power plant and allows one Jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/2 bis. There are thirty-six staterooms and ten low berths. The ship has six hardpoints and six tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hardpoints are six single turrets: Two single beam lasers, two single missile racks, and two single sandcasters. There is one ship's vehicle: A 95-ton shuttle. Cargo capacity is 33.0 tons (...supplemented by 49.0 tons capacity in the shuttle, which generally travels loaded). The ship is unstreamlined.

The Vargr Packet requires a crew of nine: pilot, navigator, three engineers, medic, and three stewards. Provision is made for three additional crew-gunners-with the stewards trained to fill the other gunnery positions. The ship can carry twenty-four high or middle passengers and ten low passengers. The pilot and a steward/gunner crew the shuttle. The shuttle can carry forty-four passengers and 49.0 tons of cargo. The Vargr Packet costs MCr275.2452 (...including architect's fees and 10% discount for standard ship design, but the price may vary) and takes 22 months to build.

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 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 600 tons.
2. Crew x7 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/2 bis computer.
5. Hardpoints x6hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:

two single beam lasers, two single missile racks, and two single sandcasters.

7. Defenses Sandcasters
8. Craft / Subcraft 95 dt Shuttle
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCr275.2452
11. Construction Time `22 months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks The ship does not normally carry passengers..
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 33.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Far Trader - Vargr Extents:

  1. Type VM class Packet Boat [3]
    1. Dhaztuen class Far Merchant

Paramilitary Ship - Communication Vessel - Packet Ship:

  1. Type XU class Packet Ship
    1. Mercury class Long Range Fleet Courier
    2. Rapid class Fleet Courier
  2. Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship
    1. Iris class Armored Packet
    2. Iyeliy class Messenger
    3. Midlothian A5 class Dispatch
    4. Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship
  3. Type XUB class Packet Boat
    1. None
  4. Type XUD class Dispatch Ship
    1. Chercheur class Fleet Dispatch Courier
    2. Flyer class Diplomatic Courier
    3. Golf Ball class VIP Transport Scout
    4. Royal class Dispatch Vessel
    5. Starsream Model 226 class Courier
  5. Type XUF class Fast Dispatch Ship
    1. Excalibur class Express Packet Boat
  6. Type XUR class Packet Liner
    1. None
  7. Type XUV class Packet Boat AKA Type VM class Packet Boat
    1. Dhaztuen class Packet Ship AKA Dhaztuen class Far Merchant
    2. Type VM class Packet Boat

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. J. Andrew KeithMarc MillerJohn Harshman. Vargr (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), 12.