Flash class System Defense Boat

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Flash class System Defense Boat
Flash-SDB-THUMB-CT-Supp-9-J-Jaquays-Ftng-Ships 06-Sept-2019c.png
The nose and main turret of a Flash class System Defense Boat.
Type: HSVL System Defense Boat
Agility 6
Also see Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat
Architect Timothy B. Brown
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 0.8 Tons
Cost MCr318.1803 standard. MCr254.544 in quantity.
Crew 5
Enlisted 3
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2
Hull Needle Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/9
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP HSVL-BS60
Reference Fighting Ships 25.
Size 200 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP HSVL-2106E91-D00000-30004-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Flash class System Defense Boat is a very light, defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Comments: The range of possible system defense boats is large, if not actually infinite. This boat is typical for tech level 15: heavily armored and equipped with both missile and laser weaponry. Its function is to operate within a star system and defend it from invading forces. SDBs can be used in space combat against starships, or they may be pressed into service as air and orbital superiority craft in operations against ground forces. [1]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. The Flash class System Defense Boat is part of many an effective COACC system.
    Flash-SDB-RESIZE-CT-Supp-9-J-Jaquays-Ftng-Ships 06-Sept-2019b.png

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 200 tons standard. 2,800 cubic meters. [4]
2. Crew 2 officers, 3 ratings. [5] Total: 5 crew.
3. Performance Jump-0. 6-G. Power plant-14. 28-EP. Agility-6. [6]
4. Electronics Model/9 ship computer. [7]
5. Hardpoints 2 hardpoints. [8]
6. Armament One triple beam laser turret operating as one battery. One triple missile turret operating as one battery. [9]
7. Defenses Armored hull (Factor-13). [10]
8. Craft None. [11]
9. Fuel Treatment On-board fuel scoops. No fuel purification plant. [12]
10. Cost MCr318.1803 standard. MCr254.544 in quantity. [13]
11. Construction Time 12 months singly; 9 months in quantity. [14]
12. Comments None.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Because SDBs have no jump drives, shifting them from system to system can be a problem. Some types have jump shuttles which fit to the craft and provide jump capability. Another method is simple transport in large bulk cargo carriers; the SDBs are loaded into 10,000-ton or 20,000-ton bulk carriers for the multiparsec journey. This method, of course, is not recommended if immediate combat is expected at the destination. [15]

The World class Battle Tender is one such ship able to move around SDB's. [16]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

The Flash series tends to be named after naval officers and old science fiction serials, especially remade and remastered versions in high quality Holovid.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

  1. Type HSVL class Very Light System Defense Boat
    1. Avoram class System Defense Boat
    2. Caryatid class System Defense Boat
    3. Condor class System Defense Boat
    4. Dragon class System Defense Boat
    5. Drakkon class System Defense Boat
    6. Dzegkno class System Defense Boat
    7. Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat
    8. Exarch class System Defense Boat
    9. Farnex class System Missile Defense Boat
    10. Fazachu class System Defense Boat
    11. Flash class System Defense Boat
    12. Frundsberg class System Defense Boat
    13. Grunt class System Defense Boat
    14. Gundong class System Defense Boat
    15. Harrier class System Defense Boat
    16. Holdfast class Heavy System Defense Boat
    17. Jugendworld class System Defense Boat
    18. K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat
    19. K282 class Heavy System Defense Boat
    20. K56 class System Defense Boat
    21. Khanate class System Defense Boat
    22. Kuomsi class System Defense Boat
    23. Nassin class System Defense Boat
    24. Penner class System Defense Boat
    25. Pounce class System Defense Boat
    26. Ramrod class Missile Boat
    27. Reginald class System Defense Boat
    28. Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat
    29. Roye class System Defense Boat
    30. Scorpion class System Defense Boat
    31. Sentry class System Defense Boat
    32. Shukugan class System Defense Boat
    33. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
    34. Thele class System Defense Boat
    35. Torch class System Defense Boat
    36. Wasp class System Defense Boat
    37. Wolvesbane class System Defense Boat
    38. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
    39. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
    40. Zhodatl class System Defense Boat
    41. Zhodq class System Defense Boat
    42. Zydpedallion class System Defense Boat
    43. Zydpharn class System Defense Boat

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), 25.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  14. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  15. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 25.
  16. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak