Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader

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Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader
Lanthium petal 1.png
Type: AF Free Trader
Category ACS
Size 800 Tons
Hull Configuration Close Structure Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/3
Jump J-3
Maneuver 2 G
Fuel Treatment SP,IP,BP
Hardpoints 8
Staterooms 13
Crew 8
High/Mid Passengers 4
Cargo 250 Tons
Fuel tank 261 Tons
Carried craft B1 L1 V1
Origin Third Imperium
Manufacturer Bilstein
Cost MCr253.1
Quick Ship Profile AF-HS23
Also see Exploratory Trader
Canon Published, canon design
Era 1105
Reference Starships and Spacecraft 19.

The Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader is a Trader used for exploratory missions beyond the borders of civilization.


Using an 800-ton streamlined hull, the Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader is intended for frontier speculative trade, with a strong emphasis on safety rather than profit-making. It is equipped with the LSP L/3 Starpoint jump drive, the Dupree 220m maneuver drive, and a Lesler-Khalan #155e power plant, giving performance of Jump-3 and 2G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports the power plant and one jump-3; fuel scoops and purification plants allow wilderness refueling. It has four triple turret beam lasers and two double turret sandcasters. A mining laser turret gives the ship flexibility to perform some prospecting. There are 250 tons of cargo.

The ship carries three craft: a fast boat and lifeboat in a hangar, and an air/raft stored in cargo.

The ship requires 8 crew: Pilot, Astrogator, 4 Engineers, Sensop, and Medic. A Steward and up to 4 Gunners may be added. Four luxury staterooms are set aside for high passengers, or more likely, senior merchants, negotiators and salespeople. A laboratory is supplied for immediate analysis of local products.

A variant is the Aslan “Spice Trader”: a long-range cargo hauler that travels from the Hierate states to distant source markets, such as the Aramis Trace in the Spinward Marches. The Spice Trader has a downgraded maneuver drive and power plant, and lacks the pinnace and extra appointments, to bring cargo space up to 400 tons.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice[edit]

These ships are often named for flowering plants, though there are exceptions. Known ship names:

  • Lanthium Petal
  • Iridium Rose
  • Shegar
  • Wilderness Traveller

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

54 Representative Speculative Trader (AF) Classes[edit]

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Type AF Speculative Trader


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