Dragonfly class Light Fighter

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Dragonfly class Light Fighter
Dragonfly-Fighter-CT-THUMB-ACS-1-Poster 03-Nov-2019c.jpg
The Dragonfly class Light Fighter concept can be a serious military threat when employed with the proper tactics.
Type: FL Light Fighter
Agility 6
Also see Fighter
Architect Craig Johnson, Scott Walschlager, Ross Babcock, Jordan Weisman
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Cargo 0.5 Tons
Cost MCr12.92
Crew 1
Enlisted 0
Officers 1
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Flattened Sphere Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/2 Flt
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 15, Poster.
Size 10 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP FL-0606621-200000-00003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Dragonfly class Light Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 6-G and J-0 performance with a Streamlined Flattened Sphere Hull. The 10-ton Dragonfly fighter is an armored, highly maneuverable, and inexpensive craft that can be deployed on carriers, planetary surfaces, or even onboard small escorts. Although 10-ton fighters an be seen in almost any configuration, the most common is the flattened sphere shape. This allows the craft to be streamlined without adding cost.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. This is a set of two simple deck plan images from a technical dossier for a Dragonfly class Light Fighter.
    Dragonfly-Fighter-CT-DECK-PLAN-ACS-1-Poster 03-Nov-2019d.jpg

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 10.0 tons (standard). Streamlined Flattened Sphere Hull.
2. Crew One officer.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/2 Flt ship computer. Bridge installed.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints. One. Provision for one triple weapons mount.
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 MCr16.1 5 standard. MCr12.92 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 6 months singly. 5 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Comments: Many hundreds of thousands of 10-ton Dragonfly fighters have been built. Most of the craft built recently by the major shipyards have been sold to planetary navies. For less than the cost of an average 400-ton system defense boat, sixty 10-ton light fighters could be purchased.

  • Almost any escort is large enought to accommodate at least one fighter.
  • An ideal investment to boost system defenses, the 10-ton fighter is very effective against enemy troop transports. Even a few surviving fighters in an enemy controlled system could be a great annoyance to transports.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The craft is excellent for defense, and can even be used to shuttle passengers.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Smallcraft - Fighter:

  1. Type FL class Light Fighter
    1. Dragonfly class Light Fighter

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.