|Type: UMG Auxiliary|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Architect fee||MCrTimothy B. Brown|
|Also see||Utility Craft - Darlene class Gig|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Fighting Ships 27.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard generation.|
- It is also known as the Type UMG class Gig. It typically comes in a 20 ton smallcraft variation, but other variations are possible including larger bigcraft.
- It is most often known simply as a Gig.
- It is also known as a Armed Gig and Military Boat among other names.
- It is a military ship, a combatant smallcraft, and a Gig.
- There are also civilian ship models.
Comments: The illustration shows the gig in its modified configuration (Darlene class Gig). Originally, the flat shields on either side of the drive were not installed; the arrangement was perfectly acceptable in naval operations. But for starport use, the heat spill from the drives becomes a danger to the lesser trained individuals operating the craft, especially in the close quarters of docking with ships to be inspected. As a result, most of the gigs have been retrofitted with the large protective shields shown. 
- A Darlene class Gig under spaceflight.
- A stock Armed Gig image by a famous starcraft artist.
- A Goblin class Gig.
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||20 tons standard. 280 cubic meters. |
|2.||Crew||One rating or officer.  Total: 2 crew.|
|3.||Performance||No jump. 5-G. Power plant-5. 1-EP. Agility-5. |
|4.||Electronics||No computer. Basic control avionics. |
|5.||Hardpoints||Actual mounting restricted to one laser at a cost of agility. Missile racks and sandcasters allowed additionally. |
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fuel skimming possible. No fuel purification plant. |
|10.||Cost||MCr9.87275 standard. MCr7.8982 in quantity. |
|11.||Construction Time||6 months singly; 4 months in quantity. |
This tech level 13 gig is an often encountered institution at starports throughout the Imperium. Technically a vessel of the Imperial Navy, it is crewed by local starport personnel and used to perform orbital inspections and other light duties. 
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Gigs tend to be named after famous naval aviators and pilots, often female, as well as after low grade fantasy antagonists. 
Being smaller craft, gigs are very often noted for having basic, no frills electronics and equipment packages. A well equipped gig is almost invariably a gig upgraded with aftermarket upgrades. Few gigs are equipped with long endurance air recycling or life support systems meaning that a long endurance gig patrol will be notably uncomfortable and odoriferous. 
Selected Variant Types & Classes
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