KE18c Fecund class Assault Carrier

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KE18c Fecund class Assault Carrier
Mavuzog Claws Symbol.png
Korsumug Empire vessel.
Type: VA Carrier
Category ACS
Size 1,800 Tons
Hull Configuration Dispersed Structure Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer 2x Model/4 Fib
Jump J-3
Maneuver 1 G
Hardpoints 18
Staterooms 0
Crew 263
    Officers 12 (+14 Pilots)
    Enlisted 27
    Marines 210
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 5 Tons
Fuel tank 495 Tons
Origin Korsumug Empire
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr1,121.832 (base)
MCr897.466 (qty)
Architect fee MCrAde Stewart
Quick Ship Profile VA-UT13
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Transport
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Classic Traveller Book 5 High Guard.

The KE18c Fecund class Assault Carrier is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Fecund class is a combat vessel of the Korsumug Empire.

Examples of the class serve with the Immortal Legion Fleet.

Image Repository[edit]

KE18c Fecund class Assault Carrier.
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KU8b Wraith class Assault Shuttle
KF1a Cruelty class Fighter.
KU8b Assault Shuttle.png KF1a Fighter.png

KU1a Fetch class Launch.
KU1a Launch.png

General Description[edit]

The Fecund class is an assault carrier, transporting landing craft and their fighter escorts, and has 1-G and J-3 performance. It is equipped with decent sandcaster defenses, electronic countermeasures and jamming gear, laser turrets that are most commonly used in a point defense role, and missile batteries that give it an offensive capability. The design is unstreamlined and cannot operate without either in-system facilities or support craft.

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 KE18c Fecund class Assault Carrier is constructed using a 1,800 dTon hull built in a dispersed structure configuration. The hull is unstreamlined and cannot operate in an atmosphere.
2. Crew x263 personnel.
  • x10 command, x3 engineering, x13 gunnery, x23 flight, x4 service, and 210 troops.
    • The command crew consists of the Captain, the Executive Officer, two operations officers, two electronics officers (commo and sensor ops), two pilot/navigators, and two medical officers.
    • Each crew section has a senior officer.


There are 136 Staterooms.

  • Staterooms are configured to what the Jaibok consider to be comfort.
  • x31 rooms are given over to the crew. x9 are single occupancy and are set aside for selected command personnel, including the troop commander, and x22 are double occupancy.
  • x105 rooms are double occupancy-equivalent troop barracks.

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-1 drive, and a fusion Power Plant-3, giving performance of Jump-3 and 1-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 1. 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 and an advanced sensor array.

5. Hardpoints x18 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Fecund class is:

x6 triple Beam Laser turrets, grouped into three batteries of 2 linked turrets.

x6 triple Missile turrets, grouped into three batteries of 2 linked turrets.

7. Defenses The hull has no additional armor.

x6 triple Sandcaster turrets, grouped into three batteries of 2 linked turrets.

  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft The intrinsic subcraft or visiting vessels attach to the hull exterior. Docking tubes join to the cockpit or airlock, forming a pressure-tight seal and allowing crew or passengers to transfer between the two vessels without the need for vacc suits. The docking tube must be released and retracted before launch.

Flight Section:

x3 80-dTon Wraith class Assault Shuttles.

x3 20-dTon Cruelty class Fighters.

x2 10-dTon Fetch class Launches.

Smallcraft require their tonnage x1.3 in terms of mountings or hangars on vessels of more than 1000 dTons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 495 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,121.832
  • Architects Fee: MCr11.219
  • 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 MCr897.466

The price does not include the cost of the subcraft:

With its full complement of subcraft, a discounted Gravid class costs MCr1,237.754

11. Construction Time 125 weeks as standard, 100 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 5 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Fecund class Assault Carrier is a relatively common type of warship used by the Korsumug Empire, serving as a troop transport. It carries troops to and from assignments and is also used in a supporting role in planetary assaults and invasions. Early low-jump examples of the class served on the Korsumug Main, where their ability to land and support large numbers of troops proved to be invaluable.

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

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 KE18c 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 number of assault shuttles and troops fighters the vessel carried.

  • Many of the vessels in the class are built at the naval shipyards on occupied Felspar.
  • Fecund class carriers often pair with a Glutton class Transport, which carries vehicles and equipment.

KE18c Carrier.png KF1a Fighter.png KA15c Glutton.png

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities:
The vessel has below-average maneuver performance. It is not capable of independent operations.

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. KE refers to Korsumug Empire (a designation applied to all Korsumug combat units), 18 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: 'Fecund' 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[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Subcraft Carrier - Assault Carrier:

  1. Type VA class Assault Carrier
    1. Lorimar class Strike Carrier
    2. Mar class Strike Carrier
    3. Sveinhelm class Assault Carrier

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