Kia class Heavy Fighter

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Kia class Heavy Fighter
Kia-Fighter-CT-THUMB-Keith-ACS-1 29-Oct-2019c.jpg
A single Kia class Heavy Fighter survivor escaping a dangerous planetary strike.
Type: FH Heavy Fighter
Category Smallcraft
Size 50 Tons
Hull Configuration Needle Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Computer Model/1 Flt
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 1
Staterooms 0
Crew 2
    Officers 2
    Enlisted X
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo X Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Zhodani Consulate
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCrX
Architect fee MCrCraig Johnson, Scott Walschlager, Ross Babcock, Jordan Weisman
Quick Ship Profile FH-5S60
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Fighter
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 13-14.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Kia class Heavy Fighter is a combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 6-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined needle hull.

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.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. Two Kia class Heavy Fighters approaching target on a coordinated strike mission.
    Kia-Fighter-CT-RESIZE-Keith-ACS-1 29-Oct-2019b.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. A simple deck plan diagram from a technical dossier for a Kia class Heavy Fighter.
    Kai-Fighter-CR-DECK-PLAN-Keith-ACS-1 29-Oct-2019d.jpg

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Kia class Heavy Fighter is a ship serving with the Zhodani Navy.

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

Military Ship - Smallcraft - Fighter:

  1. Type FH class Heavy Fighter
    1. Kia class Heavy Fighter

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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Classic Traveller This ship was originally designed using one of the Classic Traveller ship design rules:
Squadron Strike: Traveller This was originally designed using Squadron Strike: Traveller (SST) ship design rules.
  • This category also features designs used in the SST game, but first designed with earlier systems.
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