Hero class Intruder Transport
|Hero class Intruder Transport|
Published, canon design.
|Type: IA Intruder Transport|
|Also see||Combat Transport|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.|
Qty: MCr 2,309.68
|Hardpoints||10 (30 possible)|
|Passengers||63 High/Med 190 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Hero class Intruder Transport is one of the Aslan Mercenary Ships available to most clans and is an exellent example of Aslan ship-building at its' finest.
- It is a military ship.
The vessel is built not just to transport troops to the field of battle, but also to give them support once they arrive. Intended for a broad range of mercenary duties, the ship is completely self-sufficient. It is not, however, well suited for deep space combat situations. Against well coordinated orbital or planetary defenses, or a fighting ship of the same size, the Intruder Transport fares very poorly indeed.
In its role as a mercenary transport, however, delivering troops and supporting them in action, the ship performs quite well. While often employed singly, but can be encountered in the many of other ships where more force is deemed necessary. The Intruder Transport can carry 63 troops in cabins and bunkrooms, plus 190 individuals in low berth, for a total of 253. Mercenary troops carried on board vary from one unit to another.
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. 
|1.||Tonnage||3,000 tons (standard). 42,000 cubic meters.|
|2.||Crew||12 officers, 43 enlisted personnel.|
|3.||Performance||Jump-3. 4-G. Power Plant-7. 210 EP. Agility-4.|
|5.||Hardpoints||Two 50 ton bays. Ten hardpoints.|
|6.||Armament||Two 50-ton missile bays. Six triple beam laser turrets. Four double fusion gun turrets. Turrets are separately controlled to allow independent fire.|
|7.||Defenses||Nuclear Damper (factor-5). Armored Hull (factor-9).|
|8.||Craft||Two 20-ton launches. 6 aidraft bays. Eight 10-ton vehicle bays.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Ship is equipped with fuel scoops and on-board fuel purification plant.|
|10.||Cost||MCr 2887.1 standard. MCr2309.68 in quantity.|
|11.||Construction Time||34 months singly. 23 months in quantity.|
|12.||Comments||Designed to transport and support a full company of mercenary troops and their equipment, the Eiaikeiar (usually translated as "Hero"; also "Honored Warrior", "Valorous Conqueror", etc. Valued part of the Aslan Navy.|
History & Background (Dossier)
"The Aslan at War", an Intruder Transport normally carries the following personnel: One platoon (41 individuals) out of low berth far shipboard security duties, ready for combat and the three other combat platoons are kept in low berth. An additional unit - attached for support or additional firepower as needed - may also be present. All officers in the unit - from the company commander down to the leaders of each platoon - remain awake at all times, as does the company NCOIC. Four medical people and ten mechanics are also kept on standby., All other troops, including additional noncombatant personnel, are kept in low berths until the ship arrives at a new destination. The presence of an owner's agent on board will displace one of the ship's senior officers, causing a doubling up somewhere in the accommodations. Such an agent will be present any time the ship is operating away from the main clan bases.
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