KF1a Cruelty class Fighter

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KF1a Cruelty class Fighter
Mavuzog Claws Symbol.png
Korsumug Empire vessel.
Type: FA Light Fighter
Category Smallcraft
Size 20 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–9
Computer Model/2
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 1
Staterooms 0
Crew 2
    Officers 2
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0 Tons
Fuel tank 3 Tons
Origin Korsumug Empire
Year Operational No data available.
Cost MCr44.700 (base)
MCr35.760 (qty)
Architect fee Ade Stewart
Quick Ship Profile PH-2A60
Blueprint No.
Illustration Yes
Also see Spaceplane
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ade Stewart
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Classic Traveller Book 5 High Guard.

The KF1a Cruelty class Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Cruelty class fighters serve with the navy of the Korsumug Empire. They are carried aboard many larger classes of vessel. They are defined as a 'microfighter' because of their small size.

Examples of the class serve with the Glorious Triumph Fleet.

Image Repository[edit]

KF1a Cruelty class Fighter.
KF1a Fighter.png

General Description[edit]

The Cruelty class is a fast, deadly combat vessel with 6-G performance and excellent agility. Its primary armament is paired beam lasers: it is also fitted with a missile launch system that carries three missiles. It has a broadly wedge shape and is an airframe design, allowing it to operate both in planetary atmospheres and the vacuum of space.

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 Cruelty class is constructed using a 20 dTon hull built in a generally wedge-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: 2
  • x1 pilot, x1 weapons/electronics specialist.

The cockpit is the only crew-accessible part of the ship: it is fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators. The vessel has full life support and environmental systems.

  • The craft does not have an airlock: if the cockpit is opened life support integrity is lost.
  • There are monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel.
  • There are x2 small emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-6 drive and a Power Plant-16, giving performance of 6-G acceleration and generating 3.6 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the cockpit. Access to the machinery can be gained via a sealable hatch.
4. Electronics The cockpit contains x2 acceleration couches and control equipment. The vessel is fitted with a Model/2 Computer: no backup computer is installed.

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

5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Cruelty is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 3 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr44.700.
  • The ship is a standard design. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price of each unit to MCr35.760.
11. Construction Time 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
  • 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 The vessel has no internal cargo capacity.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Cruelty class Fighters serve with the navy of the Korsumug Empire. Other Korsumug fighters rely on missiles: the Crueltys use of internally powered beam lasers gives it a particularly good combat endurance.

  • Huge numbers of the craft have been built.

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

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities:
The vessel has no airlock. It is normal for the crew to wear vacc suits in case of emergency, despite the cockpit having full life support facilities.

  • The Cruelty class has a huge powerplant putting out a lot of energy. This large signature means that the class are relatively easy to detect using sensors.

Class Naming Practice/s:
Vessels of the Korsumug Empire are given alphanumeric designations and callsigns by other interstellar states. KF refers to 'Korsumug Fighter' (a designation applied to all Korsumug smallcraft combat units), 1 is a type indicator, and 'a' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level. Type codes will often repeat: 'Cruelty' 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]

Smallcraft - Fighter:

  1. Type F class Fighter
    1. KF1a Cruelty class Fighter
    2. KF2a Hostility class Fighter
    3. KF3c Vendetta class Fighter

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