KU8b Wraith class Assault Shuttle

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KU8b Wraith class Assault Shuttle
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Korsumug Empire vessel.
Type: UG Smallcraft
Category Smallcraft
Size 80 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
Computer Model/2 (as Model/1)
Jump J-0
Maneuver 4 G
Hardpoints 1
Staterooms 0
Crew 1 (+1)
    Officers 1
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0 / 35 Tons
Fuel tank 1 Tons
Origin Korsumug Empire
Year Operational No information yet available.
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr92.980 (base)
MCr74.384 (qty)
Architect fee Ade Stewart
Quick Ship Profile UG-8A40
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Combat Transport
Canon Unpublished, fan design
Era 1105
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard

The KU8b Wraith class Assault Shuttle is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Assault Shuttle is designed to ferry troops and cargo with some degree of protection. It has no jump capability and relies on carriers to transport it between systems.

Examples of the class serve with the Glorious Triumph Fleet.

Image Repository[edit]

KU8b Wraith class Assault Shuttle.
KU8b Assault Shuttle.png

General Description[edit]

The Wraith class is a gunboat and utility vessel with 4-G performance. It is armed with twin turret-mounted beam lasers as well as a fixed missile rack: some crews choose to swap this out for a sandcaster for additional protection. It has a broadly wedge-shaped profile, with a wide bow tapering to a narrow aft, and is relatively tall for its length. It is fully streamlined, allowing atmospheric operations and enabling it to perform surface landings.

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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) when necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull The KU8b Wraith class Assault Shuttle is constructed using an 80 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.
  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls.
  • The vessel has an airlock.
  • The vessel has a sturdy retractable landing legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: 1
  • x1 Pilot.
  • A Gunnery / Electronics position is located adjacent to the pilot.

The main compartment has x70 removable passenger acceleration couches.

The vessel is fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and has full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems within the vessel.
  • There are multiple small emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-4 drive and a Power Plant-7, giving performance of 4-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 5 days duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the cockpit.
  • Access to the machinery can be gained via a sealable hatch.
4. Electronics The cockpit area 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.

  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament The vessel effectively has a mixed triple turret. This takes the form of:

x1 turret holding x2 Beam Lasers

x1 hull-mounted Missile Rack.

7. Defenses The hull is plated, braced and structurally reinforced, with an armor rating of 5.
  • 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 dTon.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr92.980
  • Architects Fee: MCr9.298
  • 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 MCr74.384
11. Construction Time 32 weeks as standard, 26 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 The vessel has no inherent cargo space.
  • If the passenger couches are removed the craft has a cargo capacity of up to 35 dTons.
  • Couches must be removed in pairs: each pair of couches removed creates 1 dTon of cargo space.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Wraith class Assault Shuttles are combat transports of the Korsumug Empire.

  • Large 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 Wraith class has a very poor endurance compared to other vessels.

Class Naming Practice/s:
Vessels of the Korsumug Empire are given alphanumeric designations and callsigns by other interstellar states. KU refers to 'Korsumug Utility Craft' (a designation applied to all Korsumug smallcraft, except fighters, whether they are combatant or non-combat), 8 is a type indicator, and 'b' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level. Type codes will often repeat: 'Wraith' 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 - Military Auxiliary - Combat Transport Smallcraft:

  1. Type UI class Combat Transport Smallcraft
    1. Aekguthand class Assault Cutter
    2. Assault Lander class Marine Gig
    3. Coeus class Assault Pinnace
    4. Gallant class Assault Shuttle
    5. Great Eastern class Troop Transport
    6. K'Bam class Assault Lander
    7. Kihrvak Platoon Drop Ship class Marine Cutter
    8. K'Slice class Attacker Tender
    9. Lowalaa class Assault Cutter
    10. Mal'Gnar class Assault Skiff
    11. Nirvana class Modular Dropship
    12. Paulos class Troop Transport
    13. Raptor class Combat Lander
    14. Slicer class Assault Shuttle
    15. Steffern class Assault Lander
    16. Sturmge class Assault Shuttle
    17. TC02 Grave Endeavor class Dropship
    18. TC04 Valkyrie class Dropship
    19. Type-1112 class Landing Boat
    20. Ziigusna class Military Pinnace

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