Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor
|Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptor|
|Type: FI Light Interceptor|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr18.775 (base)|
|IOC||No information yet available.|
|Model||No information yet available.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|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.
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
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. 
- The vessel is a TL-9 design.
|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.
|2.||Crew|| x1 Pilot/Weapons Officer.
|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.
|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.
|5.||Hardpoints|| x1 hardpoint.
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for a Gruenor Spike class is:
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1 Ton.
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr18.775
|11.||Construction Time|| 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||The vessel does not have a cargo hold.|
History & Background (Dossier)
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)
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science