Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant

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Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
Type-R-BRIDGE--Q-Ship-Challenge-25-Brian-Gibson 15-May-2019b.jpg
Bridge Shot of a late model Type-R of the Gyro Cadis model/class.
Type: R1 Subsidized Merchant
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Type R class Subsidized Merchant
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 200.0 Tons
Cost MCr101.03
Crew 5
Enlisted 2
Officers 3
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2
Hull [[Cone Hull]]
Illustration Yes
IOC 452
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer GSbAG
Marines 0
Model Model/1
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 9 Low
QSP R-AS11
Reference TBD
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP R1-4211111 000000 10001-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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.

Image Respository[edit]

  1. A conversion of a late model Type-R, a Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant, into a Q-Ship.
    Type-R-Q-Ship-Challenge-25-Cropped-Brian-Gibson 15-May-2019c.jpg

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. [1]

SUBSIDIZED MERCHANT
Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull Tonnage: 400 tons (standard). 5,600 cubic meters. [3]
  • Dimensions: 46.5 meters long by 10 meters high by 15 meters wide. Wingspan: 32 meters. [4]
2. Crew Crew: Five. Captain/pilot, navigator, medic, steward, and engineer. Gunners optional. Staterooms for each. [5]
3. Performance Performance:
4. Electronics Electronics: Model/1 computer with entertainment consoles, navigation screens, and automatic life safety interlocks. [7]
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
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. [8]
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel scoops are integral with the hull, and a fuel purification plant allows use of unrefined fuel.
10. Cost MCr101.03
11. Construction Time x14 months.
12. Comments Capacity: 200.0 tons cargo (...generally in standard modules), eight passengers. Nine low berths. [9]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Some of the best known and most widely produced versions of this ship include:
Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Merchant:

  1. Type R1 class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader
    1. Ghent class Subsidized Merchant
    2. Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
    3. March class Subsidized Merchant
    4. Type R class Subsidized Merchant
    5. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
    6. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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