KF3c Vendetta class Fighter

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KF3c Vendetta class Fighter
Mavuzog Claws Symbol.png
Korsumug Empire vessel.
Type: FL Light Fighter
Category Smallcraft
Size 10 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Engineering
Computer Model/2
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 1
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 2
    Officers 2
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 0 Tons
Fuel tank 1 Tons
Construction
Origin Korsumug Empire
Year Operational No data available.
Price
Cost MCr20.210 (base)
MCr16.168 (qty)
Architect fee Ade Stewart
Statistics
Quick Ship Profile F-1A60
Images
Blueprint No.
Illustration Yes
Source
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 KF3c Vendetta class Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Vendetta 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]

KF3c Vendetta class Fighter.
KF3c Fighter.png

General Description[edit]

The Vendetta class is a fast, deadly combat vessel with 6-G performance and excellent agility. Its primary armament is missiles, though the design also mounts a forward-facing VRF Gauss Gun with a large hopper of ammunition. It has a generally polygonal 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 Vendetta class is constructed using a 10 Ton hull built in an angular wedge 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 copilot.

Accommodations
The cockpit is the only crew-accessible part of the ship: it is fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and 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 two small emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-6 drive and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of 6-G acceleration and producing 0.6 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 7 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the cockpit. There is no access to the machinery from the interior of the vessel.
4. Electronics The cockpit contains two 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.

  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
  • The listed weapons fit out is standard for the class. Alternative weaponry may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Vendetta is:

The Vendetta class is equipped with a VRF Gauss Gun in a fixed forward-facing mount.

  • The Gauss Gun has a ROF of 4000 rounds per minute: the vessel carries 4000 rounds of needle ammunition.
  • The weapon is ineffective against spacecraft or starships but can be used to strafe light targets and vehicles.
    • It is sometimes referred to as a "frustration weapon", serving to give the pilot a means of striking at a threat, however ineffectively, and thus providing them with a psychological release.
7. Defenses The hull is plated, braced and structurally reinforced. It has an armor rating of 6.

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 1 Ton.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr20.210.
  • Architects Fee: MCr0.203.
  • 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 per unit to MCr16.168.
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]

Vendetta class Fighters serve with the navy of the Korsumug Empire.

  • 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.

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), 3 is a type indicator, and 'c' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level. Type codes will often repeat: 'Vendetta' 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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