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- A jump torpedo is a vehicular starcraft that masses under a hundred tons yet has a jump drive in violation of canon.
Many to most sources describe a jump torpedo as an unmanned starship under a 100 Dtons in size.
- They were intended to carry messages like giant carrier pigeons or X-boats, which later supplanted and replaced them in literature.
- Later canon statements specifically prohibit jump drives in smallcraft at TL-15 or below.
- By later definition, the jump torpedo would be a drone or a robot if its mind was intelligent enough.
Fans argue about these matters quite often since several early Traveller works discuss these works and present statistics for the jump torpedo.
- Please see the discussion tab for this article.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Classic Traveller Adventure 4 Leviathan
- Periodical: Classic Traveller High Passage 3
- The Regency Sourcebook
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science