Eakhau class Merchant

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Eakhau class Merchant
Eakhau-CT-THUMB-Mike-Jackson-TI-02-pg-18 16-Oct-2019c.jpg
Sometimes the quickest route to 100 diameters come close by a sun for an Eakhau class Merchant.
Type: RT Merchant
Agility 1
Also see Liner / Merchant Vessel
Architect J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller, John Harshman
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 164.0 Tons
Cost MCr124.26
Crew 5
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 4
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/2
Origin Aslan Hierate
Passengers 8 High/Med 16 Low
QSP RT-DS12
Reference Aslan TBD.
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP RT-4221221-000000-00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Eakhau class Merchant is an aslan starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-1 performance with a streamlined TBD hull.


Using a 400-ton hull, the Aslan trader is intended as a basic interstellar merchant ship, carrying a mix of cargo and passengers.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An Eakhau class Merchant on route to destination with a crew of crafty Aslan females.
    Eakhau-CT-RESIZE-Mike-Jackson-TI-02-pg-18 16-Oct-2019b.jpg
  2. Eakhau class Merchants are beautiful streamlined and sometimes attract attention at a downport.
    Eakhau-CT-2-Mike-Jackon-TI-02-pg-18 16-Oct-2019d.jpg

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]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 400 tons. The ship is streamlined.
2. Crew x5 crew. The trader requires a crew of five: pilot, navigator, two engineers, and purser. A steward, medic. and up to four gunners are sometimes carried.
3. Performance Fuel tankage of 100 tons support the power plant and one Jump-2.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/2.
5. Hardpoints There are four hardpoints and four tons set aside for fire control.
6. Armament No weapons are mounted.
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr124.26
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Aslan Trader is a very common ship, intended as an interstellar merchant. It is capable of carrying both passengers and cargo, and this coupled with its Jump-2 drives and four hardpoints make it a highly versatile ship. The EAKHAU class Trader is a standard design, available throughout Aslan space, and thus includes a price discount of 10%. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: Eakhau means day, in Trokh a period of time involving one revolution of a planet on its axis.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Some of the best known and most widely produced versions of this superclass include:
Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Merchant:

  1. Type RT class Trade Liner AKA Trade Liner
    1. Eakhau class Merchant
    2. Gold of Zurrian class Long Liner
    3. Margaret class Longliner
    4. Petty class Subsidized Merchant
    5. Pride of Vland class Long Liner
    6. Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant
    7. Shianjo class Liner
    8. Stubbie class Subsidized Merchant
    9. Tukera class Longliner
    10. Type RT class Longliner
    11. Virtue class Light Freighter

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. Mike Jackson. Third Imperium 02 (Galaxy Games, 1986), 6-7.