Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship

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Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship
Armed-Packet-T5-Core-Rules-FFE 29-May-2019a.png
The prototypical Armed Packet Ship.
Type: XUA Armed Packet Ship
Agility 3
Also see Communications Ship
Architect Robert Eaglestone, Randy Dorman
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes
Cargo 6.0 Tons
Cost MCr111.885
Crew 4
Enlisted 1
Officers 3
EOS Still in widespread active duty.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 3
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/3
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 5 Low
Reference T5 Core Rules TBD.
Size 300 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship is a packet starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship (Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship).

  1. Using a 300-ton streamlined wedge hull, the F-class is an Armed Packet Ship. It mounts a jump drive-3, maneuver drive-3, and power plant-C, giving a performance of Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 91.0 tons supports the power plant and a Jump-3 (...additional fuel 1.0 tons). Adjacent to the bridge is a ship computer Model/3. There are 17 staterooms, 5 low berths, and a Ship Barracks.
  2. The ship has 3 hard points and 2 tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hard points are two triple turrets armed with Missile Turrets and one triple turret armed with beam lasers.
  3. There is one ship's vehicles: An Air/Raft. Cargo capacity is 6.0 tons. The hull is streamlined. There are three ton of waste space. Special features include a Mail Vault and a Medical Bay.
  4. The ship requires a crew of 4. The ship can carry 13 passengers and 5 low berth passengers. The ship costs MCr111.885 (...including discounts and fees). It takes 14 months to build and takes 11 months if built in quantity.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A schematic outline of the Imperial Armed Packet featured on ship recognition playing cards used by Imperial Marines.
    Packet-Ship-Traveller-Ship-Font-Image-Ian-Stead-Trav 29-May-2019a.jpg
  2. A top down image of the most common Imperial Armed Packet in a common livery.
    Armed-Packet-T5-Core-Rules-FFE 29-May-2019a.png
  3. A Xerxes-class Armed Packet Ship in nondescript livery.
    Armed-Packet-Ship-T5-Ian-Stead 31-May-2019a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. Deck Plans: Level-1 and Level-2 of a Xerxes-class Armed Packet Ship.
    Armed-Packet-Ship-Randy-Dorman- L12-Rev5-(3) 31-May-2019a.png
  2. Deck Plans: Level-3 and turret of a Xerxes-class Armed Packet Ship.
    Armed-Packet-Ship-Randy-Dorman-Rev2-L3-(3) 31-May-2019a.png

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 300 tons. Streamlined Wedge Hull.
2. Crew x4 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/3 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x3 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Subcraft x1 Air/Raft
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel scoops & Fuel processors
10. Cost MCr111.885
11. Construction Time 14 months to build, 11 months in quantity.
12. Remarks 91.0 tons of fuel (4 weeks operation, J-3).

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Communication Vessel - Packet Ship:

  1. Type XU class Packet Ship
    1. Mercury class Long Range Fleet Courier
    2. Rapid class Fleet Courier
  2. Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship
    1. Iris class Armored Packet
    2. Iyeliy class Messenger
    3. Midlothian A5 class Dispatch
    4. Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship
  3. Type XUB class Packet Boat
    1. None
  4. Type XUD class Dispatch Ship
    1. Chercheur class Fleet Dispatch Courier
    2. Flyer class Diplomatic Courier
    3. Golf Ball class VIP Transport Scout
    4. Royal class Dispatch Vessel
    5. Starsream Model 226 class Courier
  5. Type XUF class Fast Dispatch Ship
    1. Excalibur class Express Packet Boat
  6. Type XUR class Packet Liner
    1. None
  7. Type XUV class Packet Boat AKA Type VM class Packet Boat
    1. Dhaztuen class Packet Ship AKA Dhaztuen class Far Merchant
    2. Type VM class Packet Boat

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.