Hyperion class Escort Carrier
|Hyperion class Escort Carrier|
A Hyperion class Escort Carrier approaching a launch point for its subcraft.
|Type: VE Escort Carrier|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Origin||Nist Military Forces|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
443.066 in quantity
|Quick Ship Profile||VE-KS11|
|Also see||Escort Carrier|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
- It is a military ship and a Escort Carrier.
- Please also see AAB article: Ships of the Distant Fringe.
- Please also see AAB article: Warships of the Distant Fringe.
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.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
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||1,000 tons. Streamlined Cone Hull.|
|4.||Electronics||Model/3 fib ship computer.|
|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|
443.066 in quantity.
|11.||Construction Time||30 months (120 weeks) to build, 24 months (96 weeks) in quantity.|
Distant Fringe Vessels
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.
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.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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
- Type VE class Escort Carrier
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