KE7b Virulent class Corvette

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KE7b Virulent class Corvette
Mavuzog Claws Symbol.png
Korsumug Empire vessel.
Type: EG Corvette
Category ACS
Size 700 Tons
Hull Configuration Dispersed Structure Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer 2x Model/4 Fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 7
Staterooms 0
Crew 44
    Officers 8 (+7 Pilots)
    Enlisted 17
    Marines 12
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 3 Tons
Fuel tank 182 Tons
Origin Korsumug Empire
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr681.75 (base)
MCr545.4 (qty)
Architect fee MCrAde Stewart
Quick Ship Profile EG-GU62
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Escort
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 KE7b Virulent class Corvette is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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

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.

Image Repository[edit]

KE7b Virulent class Corvette.
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KF2a Hostility class Fighter.
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General Description[edit]

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[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 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.
2. Crew x44 personnel.
  • x6 command, x3 engineering, x6 gunnery, x15 flight, x2 service, x12 marines.
    • The command crew consists of the Captain, the Executive Officer, an electronics officer (commo/sensor ops), two pilot/navigators, and a medical officer.
    • Each crew section has a senior officer.


  • There are 26 Staterooms.
    • Staterooms are configured to what the Jaibok consider to be comfort.
    • All Staterooms are given over to the crew. 8 are single occupancy and are set aside for selected command personnel and the marine officer: the remaining 16 are double occupancy.

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-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.
  • 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 x7 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Virulent class is:

x2 triple Missile turrets, grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.

x2 triple Beam Laser turrets, grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.

x2 dual Plasma Gun turrets, grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.

7. Defenses The hull has no additional armor.

x1 triple Sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.

  • 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:

x7 13-dTon KF2a Hostility class Fighters.


x1 9-dTon Jaibok class Gcarrier.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 182 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr681.75
  • Architects Fee: MCr6.818
  • 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 MCr545.4

The price does not include the cost of subcraft or vehicles:

  • x7 Hostility class Fighters cost MCr101.78 (including a bulk order discount).
  • x1 Jaibok class Gcarrier costs MCr3.375 (no discounts apply).

With a full complement of subcraft, a discounted Virulent class costs MCr650.555

11. Construction Time 104 weeks as standard, 83 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 3 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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.

The type was designed by the Jansa, a minor race closely allied with the Jaibok.

A number of redesigns with more powerful drives were fielded as the Korsumug Empire began to venture to worlds further from the Main. This resulted in the KE7b variant, equipped with a Jump-2 drive.

Examples of the Virulent class can be encountered throughout Mavuzog Sector and Theta Borealis Sector.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel 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.

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), 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[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Military Corvette:

  1. Type EG class Military Corvette
    1. Antarian class Corvette
    2. Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
    3. Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
    4. Fiery class Gunned Escort
    5. Flare class Gunboat
    6. Foxtrot class Corvette
    7. Gunbuster class Corvette
    8. Kalaron class Corvette
    9. KE7 Virulent class Corvette
    10. Kodan class Corvette
    11. Lakr class Corvette
    12. Lawful Means class Corvette
    13. Menace class Corvette
    14. Ming class Corvette
    15. Oegveng class Gunned Corvette
    16. Polaris class Corvette
    17. Rule of Man class Gunboat
    18. TC8 Nedric class Corvette
    19. Type RG class Assault Gunship
    20. Ueghzgi class Corvette

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