KA15c Glutton class Transport

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KA15c Glutton class Transport
Mavuzog Claws Symbol.png
Korsumug Empire vessel.
Type: AT-QS23 Transport
Category ACS
Size 1500 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Engineering
Computer 2x Model/4 Fib
Jump J-3
Maneuver 2 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 15
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 32
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 22
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 530 (+3) Tons
Fuel tank 495 Tons
Construction
Origin Korsumug Empire
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Price
Cost MCr1,013.952 (base)
MCr811.162 (qty)
Architect fee Ade Stewart
Statistics
Quick Ship Profile AT-QS23
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Source
Also see Auxiliary
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Classic Traveller Book 5 High Guard.

The KA15c Glutton class Transport is an auxiliary.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Glutton class is an auxiliary vessel of the Korsumug Empire.

Examples of the class serve with the Glorious Triumph Fleet.

Image Repository[edit]

KA15c Glutton class Transport.
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KU1a Fetch class Launch.
KU1a Launch.png

General Description[edit]

The Glutton class is an auxiliary transport with 2-G and J-3 performance. It is a large, slow ship, equipped with strong sandcaster defenses and a laser battery most commonly used in a point defense role. The design is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance and enabling it to perform surface landings.

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 The KA15c Glutton class Transport is constructed using a 1,500 dTon hull built in a wedge configuration. The hull is streamlined and has good atmospheric capability: its atmospheric handling characteristics are improved by airfoil surfaces and its onboard gravitic systems.
2. Crew x32 personnel.
  • x11 command, x3 engineering, x9 gunnery, x4 flight, and x5 service.
    • The command crew consists of the Captain, the Executive Officer, a Weapons Officer, two electronics officers (commo and sensor ops), two pilot/navigators, the Supercargo, two administrative officers, and a medical officer.
    • Each crew section has a senior officer.

Accommodations

  • There are 25 Staterooms.
    • Staterooms are configured to what the Jaibok consider to be comfort.
    • All Staterooms are given over to the crew. 18 are single occupancy and are set aside for selected command personnel and senior staff: the remaining 7 are double occupancy and occupied by junior personnel.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-3 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a fusion Power Plant-3, giving performance of Jump-3 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-3 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 fib computer. A backup Model/4 fib is installed in engineering.

The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard sensor array, and has an Avionics suite.

5. Hardpoints x25 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Glutton class is:

x5 triple Beam Laser turrets, forming one battery of 5 linked turrets.

7. Defenses The hull has no additional armor.

x10 triple Sandcaster turrets, forming five batteries of 2 linked turrets.

  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section:

x2 10-dTon KU1a Fetch class Launches.

The subcraft are housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 26 dTons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 495 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,013.952
  • Architects Fee: MCr10.14
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all vessels in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr811.162

The price does not include the cost of the launch:

With its subcraft, a discounted Glutton class costs MCr821.018

11. Construction Time 123 weeks as standard, 99 weeks in bulk.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 530 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Glutton class transport is a common type of auxiliary used by the Korsumug Empire, typically serving as a major support vessel. They carry stores and supplies and are frequently also used as troop transports, with their spacious holds fitted out as accommodations.

  • Glutton class transports operate as support vessels for Jaibok raiding groups.

The type was designed by the Jansa, a minor race closely allied with the Jaibok. Examples of the Glutton class can be encountered throughout Mavuzog Sector and Theta Borealis Sector.

Early low-jump examples of the class served on the Korsumug Main, where they saw frequent active service. A number of redesigns with more powerful J-Drives were fielded as the Korsumug Empire began to venture to worlds further from the Main. This ultimately resulted in the KA15c variant, equipped with a Jump-3 drive, though at the expense of reduced cargo capacity compared to earlier versions.

  • Glutton class Transports often pair with a Fecund class carrier, carrying vehicles and equipment for its troops.

KA15c Glutton.png KE18c Carrier.png KU8b Assault Shuttle.png KF1a Fighter.png

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities:
The design is capable of independent operations and can transport large quantities of cargo and supplies in their roomy holds. The vessel is primarily equipped for defense and is rarely seen without an escort, typically a Fecund class Assault Carrier, along with its shuttles and heavy fighters.

Physiologically, neither Jaibok nor Jansa cope well with low berths and they are not routinely fitted to Korsumug vessels.

  • Earlier variants of the class were fitted with low berths in order to transport prisoners, a feature that has been removed as internal space issues have become more pressing.

Class Naming Practice/s:
Vessels of the Korsumug Empire are given alphanumeric designations and callsigns by other interstellar states. KA refers to Korsumug EmpireAuxiliary (a designation applied to all Korsumug support units), 15 is a multiple of hundreds of tons of displacement and also indicates at a glance the number of weapons mounts, and 'c' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level and bracketing its maximum jump potential. 'Glutton' is an easy to remember name to help with rapid identification.

Individual vessels are generally named by their crews.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Auxiliary Vessel - Transport:

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