Jayhawk class Far Trader
|Jayhawk class Far Trader|
|Type: A2 Far Trader|
|Also see||Tramp Vessel|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design.|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||9 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||"Technical Booklet." Brilliant Lances 20.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Jayhawk class Far Trader is a mercantile starship.
- 1 Description (Specifications)
- 2 History & Background (Dossier)
- 3 References & Contributors (Sources)
- A contemporary trade vessel, a Jayhawk class Far Trader.
- The Marava II class Far Trader, one of the best selling and most popular tramp vessels used within Charted Space.
- A very merchant prince-customized Jayhawk class Far Trader.
General Description & Deck Plans
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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||200 tons.|
|2.||Crew||Crew: Three. Pilot/navigator, engineer, and steward/medic. In addition, two gunners may be carried as needed. |
Acceleration: 1-G. Normal operations and cruising at 1-G. 
|4.||Electronics||x1 Model/1 bis computer.|
|6.||Armament||Armament: Port and starboard hardpoints, each with a dual laser turret standard. Optional weaponry available. |
|7.||Defenses||No Defensive equipment is normally instealed except for evasion software.|
|8.||Craft||Ship's Boats: No auxiliary vessels. One four-passenger air/raft carried over the forward cargo loading ramp with interior boarding and access. Used for errands and has limited sub orbital capability. |
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The ship incorporates fuel scoops for gas giant skimming.|
|11.||Construction Time||8 months.|
Remarks: The far trader ranges far and wide, and deals with every world it finds. Even amber zones and red zones are not considered off limits by its captains, provided there is profit to be made and the risk of being caught is slight. 
THE FAR TRADER: The basic ship involved in free trade is called the free trader. Variations on the basic ship have resulted in variations in the name. The subsidized merchant, partly because of its size, and partly because of its subsidy, is called the fat trader. Some well-equipped high-G traders employed beyond the Imperial border are called fast traders. The type A2 far trader derives its name from its jump capability: its drives are capable of Jump-2, twice what the standard free trader can do. The far trader can be encountered anywhere in the Imperium. It ranges far and wide, and deals with every world it finds. Even amber zones and red zones are not considered off limits by its captains, provided there is profit to be made and the risk of being caught is slight. 
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Peculiarities: The design of the far trader has ship security in mind, and so all passengers are segregated onto a passenger deck. Their access to the bridge and to other areas of the ship is limited. Unfortunately, when a seventh passenger is carried, he or she is berthed adjacent to the bridge. Original specifications did not envision more than six passengers, but the profit motive has led to them being overridden. 
Selected Type A Variant Ships
Variants: In addition to minor variations based on the ship's weaponry, one major variant has been produced — a cheaper A1 free trader with large cargo capacity. The A1 free trader is essentially identical in performance with the type A (…from Book 2) but is otherwise similar to the A2. It has only four low passage berths, a computer Model/1, and Jump-1, 1-G capabilities. Its cargo capacity is increased to 81.0 tons, primarily through a higher ceiling on the cargo bay; its fuel capacity is reduced to 30.0 tons, and much of the drive room becomes waste space. Cost is MCr54.5, which still cannot compete with the type A, primarily because it uses a cheaper hull configuration. Nonetheless, some of these ships can be encountered; they are externally identical to the type A2.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type A2 class Far Trader
- Akkigish class Far Trader
- Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
- April Hare class Far Trader
- Avian class Far Trader
- Empress Marava class Far Trader
- Fanzhienz class Far Trader
- Farrou class Far Trader
- Garu class Far Trader
- Gizicih class General Trader
- Hero class Far Trader
- Hnneshant class Trade Boat
- Hugin class Trader
- Jayhawk class Far Trader
- Khershawn class Trader
- Maru class Merchant
- Nymph class Merchant
- Prince Ferren class Far Trader
- Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader
- Salamander class Far Trader
- Soho class Light Freighter
- Treader class Free Trader
- Type A2L class Far Trader
- Type HR class Trader
- Type VA class Trader
- Wulf class Free Trader
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