Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship

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Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Published, canon starship design.
Type: ZP Experimental Vessel
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Special Mission Ship
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes
Cargo Tons
Cost MCr
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era Long Night
Hull TBD
Illustration No
Jump J-X
Maneuver X G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model TBD
Origin Interstellar Confederacy
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference TBD
Size X Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining TBD
Tech Level TL–14
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship was an experimental warship.

Description (Specifications)[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 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]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
  • No additional information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
  • No additional information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The test ship Exatar was designed in -248 as a ramscoop jumpship. A ramscoop jumpship is designed to gather interstellar hydrogen before and after a jump - in theory, if such a ship could operate efficiently, it would never need to refuel at a starport or gas giant - having essentially limitless range. The disadvantage of such a ship is that it takes many weeks of constant acceleration on maneuver drive to gather enough hydrogen for a jump. See Exatar Project.

The first tests of the Exatar in and around the Confederacy were moderately successful, and two more ships, the Macnamara and Esdyla, were started in -241.

Unfortunately, the building yards on the moon of Sketola (Core 0622) were captured during the first stages of the Confederacy Civil War, and the rebels destroyed the two new ships in their stocks. The rebels captured the Exatar intact and used it as a spy ship throughout the conflict; it was decommissioned shortly after the end of hostilities.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

+ Class Members - 3:
  • Exatar: Captured. Later decommissioned, and scrapped
  • Macnamara : Never completed, destroyed in stocks
  • Esdyla : Never completed, destroyed in stocks

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Experimental Ship:

  1. Type Z class Vessel
    1. Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship

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