Fearless class Fighter

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Fearless class Fighter
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: FH Heavy Fighter
Agility X
Also see Fighter
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.2 Tons
Cost MCr99.80 (base)
MCr79.84 (qty)
Crew 2
Enlisted 0
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-0
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines No information yet available.
Model No information yet available.
Origin Winston Democracy
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference TBD
Size 80 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–8
USP FH-0105521-700000-00001-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.
Fearless class Fighters are basic Heavy Fighters.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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[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]

  • The vessel is a TL-8 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
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.
  • x1 command/pilot, x1 engineering/electronics.

Accommodations

  • Two Small Craft Staterooms: officially these are single occupancy, but in practice one is typically fitted with two cramped crew bunks while the second functions as a lounge, galley and office.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel.
  • There is an emergency locker.
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.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the bridge. Access to the machinery can be gained via a sealable hatch.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the smallcraft bridge is a Model/2 computer: no backup computer is installed.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
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.
  • 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 4 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr99.80
  • Architects Fee: MCr0.998
11. Construction Time 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 0.2 Tons: It functions as a magazine for additional missiles.

History & Background[edit]

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)[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.