Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
|Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant|
Bridge Shot of a late model Type-R of the Gyro Cadis model/class.
|Type: R1 Subsidized Merchant|
|Also see||Type R class Subsidized Merchant|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design.|
|Passengers||8 High/Med 9 Low|
|USP||R1-4211111 000000 10001-0|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
While the typical Type-R is constructed within a TL:10-12 paradigm, the Gyro Cadizes are built to TL:13-15 standards and are considerable improved over older models and classes. They use improved winglets, a tougher reinforced hull, and modular ship computer components ahead of their time. The old cockpit / bridge has been reinforced with better interfaces as well. All in all, the Gyro Cadizes are among the most advanced of Type R-class craft.
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||Tonnage: 400 tons (standard). 5,600 cubic meters. 
|2.||Crew||Crew: Five. Captain/pilot, navigator, medic, steward, and engineer. Gunners optional. Staterooms for each. |
|4.||Electronics||Electronics: Model/1 computer with entertainment consoles, navigation screens, and automatic life safety interlocks. |
|6.||Armament||No standard armament is equipped although the capacity for it exists.|
|7.||Defenses||No defensive equipment is equipped although the capacity for it exists.|
|8.||Craft||Ship's Boat: Launch mounted dorsally with integral lifeboat capability, the launch is also used for errands and transfers. Launch mounts for the boat are located on dorsal surface of merchant dismounts for errands and transfers. Maneuver Drives are mounted underneath the fuselage of the Ship’s Boat. |
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fuel scoops are integral with the hull, and a fuel purification plant allows use of unrefined fuel.|
|11.||Construction Time||x14 months.|
|12.||Comments||Capacity: 200.0 tons cargo (...generally in standard modules), eight passengers. Nine low berths. |
The first Gyro Cadis-class rolled off the assembly lines in the year 452, a product of GSbAG engineering and Ling-Standard Products electronics. They were widely sold in coreward space including the Vargr Extents. The Octagon Society was known to have purchased quite a few before many of their assets were later repossessed or bought at auction by the Travellers' Aid Society. Due to their preponderance and their similarities to earlier models of Type R class Subsidized Merchants, a significant number were converted into Q-Ships.
Due to their widespread use among Aslan, Vargr, Humans, and others, one can find such vessels in almost any role from subsidized merchants on one end to converted corsair vessels on another... to even one more counter in the form of Q-Ships. They also are often pressed into Auxiliary roles for local nobles and fleets.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type R1 class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader
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