Fearless class Assault Transport
|Fearless class Assault Transport|
|Type: IV Combat Transport|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr185.950 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
- It is a Paramilitary Ship and a Utility Auxiliary.
- This is a generic class of vessel.
- The vessel is a TL-10 design.
- Please also see AAB article: Ships of the Distant Fringe.
- Please also see AAB article: Warships of the Distant Fringe.
The Assault Transport is a solid, reliable vessel designed to transport vehicles, supplies, and equipment into dangerous areas. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||The Fearless class is constructed using a 300 dTon hull built in a flattened sphere-shaped configuration. The hull has an airframe construction and has airfoil surfaces, giving improved atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: x7
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-5 drive and a Power Plant-5, giving performance of 5-G acceleration and producing 15 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 5. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/2 Computer: a backup Model/2 Computer is installed.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| x3 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for an Assault Transport is:
x1 triple Missile turret, forming its own battery.
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is plated and structurally reinforced, with an armor rating of 7.
The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 15 dTons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr185.950.
|11.||Construction Time|| 56 weeks (14 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 70 dTons.|
The Fearless class is an interface craft primarily designed to carry vehicles and equipment between close orbit and a worlds surface. It is also used as an in-system transport, carrying equipment and supplies to secondary worlds within a system. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
Assault Transports may be deployed by vessels such as the Marius class Ship Transporter.
Distant Fringe Vessels
The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.
Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.
Class Naming Practice/s: Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type IV class Combat Vehicle Transport
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science