Fearless class Fighter
|Fearless class Fighter|
|Type: FH Heavy Fighter|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr99.80 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|IOC||No information yet available.|
|Marines||No information yet available.|
|Model||No information yet available.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
Fearless class Heavy Fighters are designed to operate from Stormbringer class Fleet Tenders. They serve as part of The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the military of the Winston Democracy. Fearlesses are large, expensive, and basic, but they are tough and reliable and fill their role admirably.
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
- The vessel is a TL-8 design.
|1.||Tonnage||The Fearless class is constructed using an 80 Ton hull built in a Wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving excellent atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| x2 personnel.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-5 drive and a Power Plant-5, giving performance of 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 5. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the smallcraft bridge is a Model/2 computer: no backup computer is installed.|
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for a Fearless class is:
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 7.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 4 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr99.80
|11.||Construction Time|| 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 0.2 Tons: It functions as a magazine for additional missiles.|
History & Background
Fearless class Heavy Fighters serve with the The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the military of the Winston Democracy. Fearlesses are fully streamlined and, for their size, have a very heavily armored hull. They produce 5-G acceleration, they are agile, and they are armed with a pair of missile racks. The two-man crew, officially at least, each have their own small stateroom for comfort on long system patrols. The simple design allows them to be produced on many of the more advanced worlds lying in the coreward territories of the Winston Democracy.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- 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