KE10c Rapacious class Fleet Escort
|KE10c Rapacious class Frigate|
Korsumug Empire vessel.
|Type: EF Escort|
|Hull Configuration||Cylinder Hull|
|Streamlining||Partially Streamlined Hull|
|Computer||2x Model/4 Fib|
|Fuel tank||370 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Cost||MCr1,159.446 (base) |
|Architect fee||Ade Stewart|
|Quick Ship Profile||EF-KP13|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Classic Traveller Book 5 High Guard.|
- It is a military ship and a Frigate.
- It is a development of the earlier KE10 Rapacious class Fleet Escort.
The Rapacious class is a combat vessel of the Korsumug Empire.
- The class is operated by the Imperial Korsumug Navy.
- The vessel is a Jansa design.
- It is typically crewed by Jaibok.
- It is a TL–12 design.
Examples of the class serve with the Glorious Triumph Fleet.
The Rapacious class is a combat vessel with 1-G and J-3 performance. Its only armament is a powerful bay-mounted particle accelerator. It has a heavily armored hull, offering good protection. The hull has basic streamlining, allowing limited atmospheric operations and enabling it to perform surface landings.
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||The KE10c Rapacious class Fleet Escort is constructed using a 1,000 dTon hull built in a cylinder configuration. The hull is partially streamlined and has moderate atmospheric capability: its atmospheric handling characteristics are improved by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-3 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a fusion Power Plant-7, giving performance of Jump-3 and 1-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 1. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for One Jump-3 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.|
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 fib computer. A backup Model/4 fib is installed in engineering.|
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Rapacious class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is plated, braced and structurally reinforced. It has an armor rating of 5.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 370 Tons.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,159.446
The price does not include the cost of the launch:
With its subcraft, a discounted Rapacious class costs MCr932.485
|11.||Construction Time||118 weeks as standard, 95 weeks in bulk.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 3 dTons.|
The Rapacious class Fleet Escort is an ubiquitous type of warship used by the Korsumug Empire, typically serving as a major component escorting large merchant vessels. They are occasionally employed in garrison roles or used for bombardment. Early low-jump examples of the class served on the Korsumug Main, where their powerful particle accelerator gained them a reputation as hard hitters, even if they were somewhat slow and clumsy.
A number of redesigns with more powerful drives were fielded as the Korsumug Empire began to venture to worlds further from the Main. This ultimately resulted in the KE10c variant, equipped with a Jump-3 drive. Sacrifices had to be made in the original design to accommodate the increased fuel load, principally achieved by reducing the amount of hull armor.
- Many of the vessels are built at the naval shipyards on occupied Felspar.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
The vessel is slow but it has a long range and is capable of independent operations. It has no inherent defenses other than its electronic countermeasures and its armored skin, and relies on escorting vessels to provide point defense. The accommodations are notoriously cramped.
- Rapacious class vessels perform escort, garrison, and bombardment roles.
- Their large power plants give them a distinctive signature, making them easy to identify with sensors.
- 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. KE refers to Korsumug Empire (a designation applied to all Korsumug combat units), 10 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. Type codes will often repeat: 'Rapacious' is an easy to remember name to identify the specific type of vessel.
- Individual vessels are generally named by their crews.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type EFE class Fleet Escort
- Callus Heart class Fleet Escort
- Delta Max class Fleet Escort
- Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort
- Ejdle class Fleet Escort
- Gvurrnakhth class Fleet Escort
- Ietlzhdrzhdrkre class Fleet Escort
- Iron Boot class Fleet Escort
- KE10 Rapacious class Fleet Escort
- Type FE class Fleet Escort
- Zuugalish class Fleet Escort
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