Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor

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Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: FI Light Interceptor
Agility {{{agility}}}
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Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr18.775 (base)
MCr15.020 (qty)
Crew 1
Enlisted 0
Officers 1
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 1
Hull [[{{{hull}}}]]
Illustration No
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model No information yet available.
Origin Langemarck Coalition
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 10 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–9
USP FF–0106610–000000–00002-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor is built for the Langemarck Royal Navy, the space arm of the military forces of the Langemarck Coalition in Vanguard Reaches Sector. The vessel has an elegant needle-shaped hull with retractable airfoil wings: it is fast and agile and capable of operating in a great variety of environments. The Quang Mk 2.zk Model/2 computer is the foundation of the onboard electronics but its performance is impaired by the lack of a bridge. The triple missile launchers give the vessel a decent punch for its size.

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-9 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Gruenor Spike class is constructed using a 10 Ton hull built in a Needle configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has retractable airfoil surfaces, giving excellent atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The vessel does not have an airlock.
  • The vessel has a sturdy retractable undercarriage, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1 Pilot/Weapons Officer.


  • There is one Small Stateroom containing a bunk, a fresher, and galley facilities. It is located directly behind the cockpit and is accessed by a hatch.

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. The cockpit and cabin forms a sealed compartment.
  • There is an emergency locker.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-6 drive and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 7 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled by the pilot. The machinery is not accessible.
4. Electronics There is a cockpit containing a pilot's acceleration couch. Adjacent to the cockpit is a Model/2 computer that functions as a Model/1 due to the lack of a bridge: no backup computer is installed.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class. Alternative equipment may be installed for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Gruenor Spike class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • 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 1 Ton.
  • 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 MCr18.775
  • Architects Fee: MCr0.188
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 The vessel does not have a cargo hold.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptors are built for the Langemarck Royal Navy. They are deployed aboard Das Reich class Light Carriers and Norland class Fleet Tenders. The onboard small stateroom, while cramped and uncomfortable, allows long patrols and vessels of the class often serve as pickets within a system.

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.