Type A7 class Cruiser

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Type A7 class Cruiser
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The hull and engineering pods on a Droyne Type A7 class Cruiser.
Type: EE Cruiser
Category ACS
Size 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Dispersed Structure Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
Computer Model/3
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Hardpoints 10
Staterooms 0
Crew 16
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 10
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 278.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Droyne Oytrip Yatroy
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr465.408
Architect fee Mike Jackson
Quick Ship Profile EE-KU33
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Escort
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Third Imperium 05 6-7.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Type A7 class Cruiser is a very light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 3-G and J-3 performance with a unstreamlined dispersed structure hull. The Droyne Cruiser is a military ship typically placed in service for a Droyne Oytrip. Droyne have a preference for small ships, so this is one of their largest designs.

  • It carries a powerful defensive armament load and a has Droyne defensive suite. The Droyne Cruiser is initially armed with ten single laser turrets in 5 batteries, but is equipped with stations for up to 10 gunners in case of rearming.
  • It ordinarily carries one subcraft, no ship's vehicles, and drones only when needed.
  • It has a 16 sophont crew and no marines.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Type A7 class Cruiser on patrol in deep space.
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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. Deck Plans for a Type A7 class Cruiser.
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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 Tonnage: 1,000 tons. 14,000m3
2. Crew Crew: 16 Droyne.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:

Engineering: 2 Ayax fusion power plants driving 2 T.P.F. jump units and 2 Sarp loyrs manoeuvre drives.

4. Main Section / Electronics Electronics: Ssyukrurs Model/3 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x10 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones Vehicles: 1 50-ton cutter.
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
  • 330.0 tons of fuel.
  • Range: Unlimited manoeuvre. One jump (330 tons fuel). 200 days standard supply consumption.
10. Cost MCr465.408
11. Construction Time 30 months to build, 27 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:
  • Cargo Bay: Standard cargo capacity amounts to 278.0 tons.
  • Capacity: 24 passengers. 278 tons cargo.
  • Gravitics: Standard inertial compensators 0.75 G floor field, variable.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Droyne craft are often difficult to categorize, and their mission types are often difficult to determine. This craft is clearly one of the military types, but it has played roles as a raider, light replenishment ship, as well as an escort.

  • The Droyne Cruiser is a military ship typically placed in service for a Droyne Oytrip. Droyne have a preference for small ships, so this is one of their largest designs.
  • The Droyne Cruiser is initially armed with ten single laser turrets in 5 batteries, but is equipped with stations for up to 10 gunners in case of rearming.
  • The majority of the Droyne cruiser's fuel is stored in its dorsal and ventral fins. As the ship is unstreamlined, the cutter is used for refueling operations.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: Droyne ship components are innovative and often capable of things no other devices can... But, they also often use alien design architectures that are difficult for non-Droyne to understand. Droyne have powerfully different and alien mindsets froma human perspective. One thing that is absolutely not in question by the majority of sophonts within Charted Space is that the Droyne build the best jump drives and astrogational ship computers around. Corporations like T.P.F. and Ssyukrurs build the best, highest performing, lowest misjumping, most fuel efficient, most reliable jump drives known in Charted Space. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s: Droyne often use simple alpha-numeric codes for ship names among themselves. They have learned among humans and other mainstream sophonts that personalized names help others to relate them, so they will create names based on flora, fauna, or sophontic personal names when it benefits them to be more relatable.. [4]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Line Escort:

  1. Type EE class Line Escort
    1. Estalia class Multipurpose Warship
    2. Glorious Light class Fleet Escort
    3. Grummond class Fleet Escort
    4. Intrepid class Line Escort
    5. Kite class Line Escort
    6. Nusret class Light Escort
    7. Sabre class Multipurpose Sloop
    8. Type A7 class Cruiser
    9. Warrior class Fleet Escort
    10. Windune class Sloop of the Line


Errata notes this for Droyne Cruisers: The Droyne Cruiser uses a 1000-ton standard hull. The ship requires a crew of eight: pilot, navigator, 5 engineers and medic; stewards and gunners may be added as required. The ship can carry 32 passengers and no low passengers. The ship costs MCr460.8 (including 10% standard ship discount).

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  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