Houdini class Battle Rider

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Houdini class Battle Rider
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TBD
Type: BRL Battle Rider
Agility X
Also see Battleship- Battle Rider
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.8 Tons
Cost MCr28,382.014
Qty: 22,705.611
Crew 305
Enlisted X
Officers X
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 200
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 60
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Varellan Empire
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 20,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Houdini class Battle Rider is a rider warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Built for the Varellan Empire, the Houdini class Battle Rider is a streamlined needle/wedge structure with fuel scoops for ocean refueling. Six of these riders are carried aboard the Varella class Fleet Tenders. The rider carries a 60 ton shuttle. The hull is lightly armored and capable of 6 G's of acceleration and low agility. A back up Model/5 fib ship computer is carried. The marine platoon has 60 drop capsules. The designed intention of the ship is to kill enemy ships of the line with the spinal mounted meson gun. The fusion guns are reserved for point defense and the beam laser battery is used to dissuade smaller craft. The six 100 ton missile bays are for killing escorts and for providing ortillery, to support marine operations. Offense is seen as more important than defense with this design. The marines recover using the ship's shuttle.

The craft mounts the following weapon systems:

  • 1 meson gun spinal mount
  • 6 heavy missile bays,
  • 10 dual fusion gun turrets, firing as 20 batteries
  • 1 particle accelerator bay and
  • 10 triple laser turrets, firing as 1 battery.

The vessel carries the following defensive systems:

  • 1 repulsor bay
  • 20 triple sand caster turrets, firing as 2 batteries

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Number in Class: 54.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Non-starship - Boat - Light Battle Rider:

  1. Type BRL class Light Battle Rider
    1. Ardi class Battle Rider
    2. Aulinu class Battle Rider
    3. Cleon class Battle Rider
    4. Dungfumbler class Heavy Battle Rider
    5. Houdini class Battle Rider
    6. Iingar class Light Battle Rider
    7. Joao class Battle Rider
    8. Joneslow class Battle Rider
    9. Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider
    10. Narsil class Battle Rider
    11. Nolikian class Battle Rider
    12. Nosea class Battle Rider
    13. Omega Supreme class Battle Rider
    14. Parasite class Battle Rider
    15. Perseus class Battle Rider
    16. Quiquilat class Battle Rider
    17. Reverent Prayer class Battle Rider
    18. Sacnoth class Battle Rider
    19. Trindel class Battle Rider
    20. Valhalla class Battle Rider
    21. Zero Karma class Heavy Battle Rider

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.