Flare class Gunboat

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Flare class Gunboat
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A locally produced close escort
Type: EG Gunboat
Category ACS
Size 300 Tons
Hull Configuration Cone Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
Engineering
Computer Model/4
Jump J-1
Maneuver 6 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 3
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 14
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 9
    Marines 3
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 1.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Construction
Origin Winston Democracy
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Price
Cost MCr374.75 (base)
MCr299.80 (discounted)
Statistics
Quick Ship Profile EG-CS61
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Source
Also see Escort
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Flare class Gunboat is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Flare Ccass Gunboats serve with The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the armed forces of the Winston Democracy. Flare class Gunboats are carried by Stormbringer class Fleet Tenders to provide additional local sensor coverage and to extend the fleet's scouting range.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[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 subcraft) 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 / Hull The Flare class is constructed using a 300 Ton hull built in a cone configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving a good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The vessel has two airlocks.
  • The vessel has a sturdy retractable undercarriage, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x14 personnel, including x3 Marines.
  • x2 Officers.
  • x9 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 7 staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.

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: individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of Jump-1 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • The jump drive utilises a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x3 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Flare 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 1.
  • 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 87 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is not equipped with fuel purification equipment.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr374.75
  • Architects Fee: MCr3.748
11. Construction Time 56 weeks (13 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 1 Ton (a secure locker). The locker can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Flare class Gunboats are part of The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the military of the Winston Democracy.

Refined fuel is a serious concern to Flare class crews: the vessel is not fitted with onboard refining equipment and many local ports don't provide it. Crews are cautious about misjumps. The fusion power plant is huge and is over powered for the design's requirements, some discussion of a smaller power plant and switching to beam lasers has been considered recently.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Military Corvette:

  1. Type EG class Military Corvette
    1. Antarian class Corvette
    2. Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
    3. Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
    4. Fiery class Gunned Escort
    5. Flare class Gunboat
    6. Foxtrot class Corvette
    7. Gunbuster class Corvette
    8. Kalaron class Corvette
    9. KE7 Virulent class Corvette
    10. Kodan class Corvette
    11. Lakr class Corvette
    12. Lawful Means class Corvette
    13. Menace class Corvette
    14. Ming class Corvette
    15. Oegveng class Gunned Corvette
    16. Polaris class Corvette
    17. Rule of Man class Gunboat
    18. TC8 Nedric class Corvette
    19. Type RG class Assault Gunship
    20. Ueghzgi class Corvette

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