KE7b Virulent class Corvette
|KE7b Virulent class Corvette|
Korsumug Empire vessel.
|Type: EG Corvette|
|Hull Configuration||Dispersed Structure Hull|
|Computer||2x Model/4 Fib|
|Officers||8 (+7 Pilots)|
|Fuel tank||182 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Architect fee||MCrAde Stewart|
|Quick Ship Profile||EG-GU62|
|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 Corvette.
- It is a development of the earlier KE7 Virulent class Corvette.
The Virulent 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–11 design.
Examples of the class serve with the Glorious Triumph Fleet.
Human opponents have various nicknames for the class, including skeleton, in reference to its frame structure, and nest, referring to the swarm of fighters it carries.
The Virulent class is a fast, medium range combat vessel with 6-G and J-2 performance. It carries a mixture of weaponry and is able to hold its own in a firefight, though it tends to hang back and support its fighters rather than actively engage. It is a long open frame vessel with a large aft section and a smaller enclosed forward section.
- It carries a squadron of seven Hostility class Fighters.
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 KE7b Virulent class Corvette is constructed using a 700 dTon hull built in a dispersed structure configuration, consisting of two large pods connected by thick struts. The hull is unstreamlined and the vessel is not capable of wilderness refueling.|
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a fusion Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-2 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for One Jump-2 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 Virulent class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull has no additional armor.
|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.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 182 Tons.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel is MCr681.75
The price does not include the cost of subcraft or vehicles:
With a full complement of subcraft, a discounted Virulent class costs MCr650.555
|11.||Construction Time||104 weeks as standard, 83 weeks in bulk.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 3 dTons.|
The Virulent class corvette is an ubiquitous type of warship used by the Korsumug Empire, typically serving as a minor component in a patrol force or as the core element of a small raiding group. Early low-jump examples of the class served on the Korsumug Main, where they saw frequent active service.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
The vessel is entirely reliant on support craft (such as tankers) for refuelling. As such, they are most commonly deployed in a defensive role.
- Virulent class vessels occasionally serve as raiders, acting as base ships for their fighters and covering support craft such as tankers.
- 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), 7 is a multiple of hundreds of tons of displacement and also indicates at a glance the number of weapons mounts, and 'b' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level and bracketing its maximum jump potential. Type codes will often repeat: 'Virulent' 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 EG class Military Corvette
- Antarian class Corvette
- Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
- Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
- Fiery class Gunned Escort
- Flare class Gunboat
- Foxtrot class Corvette
- Gunbuster class Corvette
- Kalaron class Corvette
- KE7 Virulent class Corvette
- Kodan class Corvette
- Lakr class Corvette
- Lawful Means class Corvette
- Menace class Corvette
- Ming class Corvette
- Oegveng class Gunned Corvette
- Polaris class Corvette
- Rule of Man class Gunboat
- TC8 Nedric class Corvette
- Type RG class Assault Gunship
- Ueghzgi class Corvette
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