Kia class Heavy Fighter
|Kia class Heavy Fighter|
A single Kia class Heavy Fighter survivor escaping a dangerous planetary strike.
|Type: FH Heavy Fighter|
|Hull Configuration||Needle Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Architect||Craig Johnson, Scott Walschlager, Ross Babcock, Jordan Weisman|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||FH-5S60|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 13-14.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
- It carries light armament and a defensive suite.
- It ordinarily carries no subcraft nor drones.
- It has a 2 sophont crew and no marines.
Comments: A common sight in Zhodani war fleets, the Kia heavy fighter is a potent weapon against most system defense boats under 500 tons. Operating in squadrons of ten, the heavy fighter is designed to engage enemy fighters, as well as attack and overwhelm destroyer escorts.
The craft is fast and agile, and with the combination of missiles and fusion gun can fight at both long and short ranges. The heavy fighter is most effective at short range, though, with its fusion gun and missiles both in range. The heavy fighter is also designed to withstand hits and is provided with a heavily armored hull.
- Two Kia class Heavy Fighters approaching target on a coordinated strike mission.
General Description & Deck Plans
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||TBD tons.|
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/TBD fib ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||None|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fueling Equipment:|
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
- Because the Zhodani Kia heavy fighter costs less than a standard Imperial heavy fighter, more can be built on the game budget and the overall loss of a fighter is felt less.
- The Kia class fighter is also commonly employed aboard the Stedlas class System Defense Boat.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel Peculiarities: The Zhodani Kia heavy fighter is designed to fit most 50-ton or larger launch tubes.
Class Naming Practice/s: Most Zhodani heavy fighters carry the markings of the mother ship, the parent squadron and a Zhodani Navy serial number, to which it is officially referred. No exact figures are available as to how many Zhodani heavy fighters exist, but most estimates place the number at approximately two to seven hundred thousand.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
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|The featured ship was originally designed using one of the Classic Traveller ship design rules:|
|The featured ship was originally designed using Squadron Strike: Traveller (SST) ship design rules.