K'Bam class Assault Lander

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K'Bam class Assault Lander
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TBD
Type: UIA Assault Lander
Agility X
Also see TBD
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.5 Tons
Cost MCr8.255
Qty: MCr 6.604
Crew 5 with 4 Marines
Enlisted X
Officers X
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines X
Model Model/TBD
Origin Akras
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 8 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–8
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The TBD class Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a combat smallcraft with 1-G and J-1 performance with a streamlined TBD hull. The Spemin use this bio-organic hull for boarding actions. It is designed to deliver a single fire team of assault marines as a boarding party to hijack enemy shipping. Their propensity for piracy makes "enemies" a subjective term.


Hard ossified bony heat sheathing is configured into a crude conical shape. Grappling tentacles hardened to resist vacuum desiccation can use their immense strength and suction to overpower hatches and iris valves. The slimy marines in their vacuum kit are disgorged to loot the innards of their unfortunate victims.

Each vessel has characteristic bio luminescent and genetic markers that allow specially equipped operators to distinguish between examples of the class. Members of other species have a more difficult time telling them apart.

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Spemin colonies grow and genetically craft these ships to be carried into combat aboard larger, more capable motherships. Their prismatic spore casters are mainly defensive in nature, although the particulate velocity can erase unshielded personnel. They are typically escorted by K'Pow Class Fighters who fly over-watch and bombard targets with their missile pods. They seek to knock out a target's weapons and drives to facilitate boarding.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Military Auxiliary - Combat Transport Smallcraft:

  1. Type UI class Combat Transport Smallcraft
    1. Aekguthand class Assault Cutter
    2. Assault Lander class Marine Gig
    3. Coeus class Assault Pinnace
    4. Gallant class Assault Shuttle
    5. Great Eastern class Troop Transport
    6. K'Bam class Assault Lander
    7. Kihrvak Platoon Drop Ship class Marine Cutter
    8. K'Slice class Attacker Tender
    9. Lowalaa class Assault Cutter
    10. Mal'Gnar class Assault Skiff
    11. Nirvana class Modular Dropship
    12. Paulos class Troop Transport
    13. Raptor class Combat Lander
    14. Slicer class Assault Shuttle
    15. Steffern class Assault Lander
    16. Sturmge class Assault Shuttle
    17. TC02 Grave Endeavor class Dropship
    18. TC04 Valkyrie class Dropship
    19. Type-1112 class Landing Boat
    20. Ziigusna class Military Pinnace



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.