Hyperion class Escort Carrier

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Hyperion class Escort Carrier
Hyperion-Escort-Carrier-T5-THUMB-FAN--Ade-Stewart 03-Nov-2019c.jpg
A Hyperion class Escort Carrier approaching a launch point for its subcraft.
Type: VE Escort Carrier
Agility 1
Also see Escort Carrier
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 40.0 Tons
Cost MCr553.832
443.066 in quantity
Crew 43
Enlisted 26
Officers 17
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 24
Model Model/3 fib
Origin Nist Military Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med 4 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP VE-A2111C2-440000-40005-1
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Hyperion class Escort Carrier is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Based on a civilian design, they are Streamlined Hulls with enough internal fuel for two jumps. Pressed into military service and fitted with a hangar to support a fighter squadron and a marine platoon. They are fitted with drop tanks for extended range when delivered. They have 43 staterooms with single occupancy. The crew includes a pilot, navigator, 2 engineers, medical officer, 3 gunners, 11 flight crew and 24 marines.

The two squadrons fly two different fighter types with complimentary roles. The Void Sailors Nist Fighter Squadron 172nd NFS and the Enchanted 174th NFS alternate between the carrier and moon based deployment.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Hyperion class Escort Carrier in Nist military service cruising past a moon.
    Hyperion-class-Escort-Carrier Ade-Stewart 02-Nov-2019.jpg

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 1,000 tons. Streamlined Cone Hull.
2. Crew x43 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/3 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x10 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Factor-4 hull armor.
8. Craft x1 40T Pinnace, x1 4T Harpy class Air/Raft, x1 10T ATV, x10 20T P-12 Agunda class Snub Fighter or A-4 Voodi class Strike Bombers
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification
10. Cost MCr553.832
443.066 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 30 months (120 weeks) to build, 24 months (96 weeks) in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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These vessels serve on duty in the Tsorva system in the vicinity of the Mustell moon. This design was based on a civilian design which later became the Gamma Haden class Liner.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Subcraft Carrier - Escort Carrier:

  1. Type VE class Escort Carrier
    1. Bengal class Carrier
    2. Cavern of Fangs class Escort Carrier
    3. Centaur class Mercenary Carrier
    4. Das Reich class Very Light Carrier
    5. Hyperion class Escort Carrier
    6. Nisina class Escort Carrier
    7. Ranger class Escort Carrier
    8. Sakhai class Assault Carrier

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak