Last Armada class Fast Escort

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Last Armada class Fast Escort
Terran Confederation Logo Small.gif
Historical vessel.
Type: EF Frigate
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Fast Escort
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 23.0 Tons
Cost MCr1,024.754 (base)
MCr819.803 (qty)
Crew 27
Enlisted 24
Officers 3
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 12
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/TBD
Origin Last Armada
Passengers 0 High/Med 14 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,200 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP FG-A1255E2-000000-32008-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Last Armada class Fast Escort is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Fast Escort is a historical design produced in the Terran Confederation during the early 22nd century. These ships fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium in 2147AD, forming the fighting core of the Last Armada and carrying with them the last remnants of Terran culture and independence. The class were extremely sturdy and reliable and endured more than a century of spaceflight. They ultimately found and settled the Demon Cluster, the Distant Fringe. The vessel is constructed as a long-range design and has extended range capability.

  • The vessel is a TL-11 design.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 The Fast Escort is constructed using a 1,200 Ton hull built in a Wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving fair atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The configuration of the hull prevents surface landings without the use of a hull cradle to support the vessel.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew 27 personnel.
  • 3 Officers.
  • 24 Enlisted, including 1 Security.

Accommodations

  • There are 14 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are 14 Low Berths. These hold the Frozen Watch. The low berths are tended by the vessel's medical staff.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-5 drive, and a Power Plant-5, giving performance of Jump-2 and 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-2s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/5fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints 12 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Fast Escort class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Launch is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 26 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 540 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,024.754
  • Architects Fee: MCr10.248
11. Construction Time 121 weeks (28 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 Standard cargo capacity amounts to 23 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

They were designed and built for the great exodus with the Last Armada. These ships fled Earth as part of the Expedition, that fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium in 2147AD, carrying with them the last remnants of Terran culture and independence, and ultimately settled the Distant Fringe.

carries enough internal for a Jump-2 followed by another Jump-2 on internal fuel and can be fitted with drop tanks as needed to cross larger rift zones. It is equipped with scoops and on board purification for ocean refueling should that opportunity present itself. There is a frozen watch to share and rotate the duties over the long voyage. It carries the best 100 ton missile bay available to deal with aggressive threats in the unknown region of space. There is a battery of triple beam laser turrets (used to shoot down approaching rocks and space debris), and two fusion guns for point defense. It has a model 5 fib computer and because of the demands for extra fuel for greater range it is not armored. It is capable of 5-Gs acceleration and has a 4-Agility rating.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Frigate:

  1. Type EF class Frigate
    1. Accel class Light Frigate
    2. Chaiik class Frigate
    3. Dead Sun class Frigate
    4. Draper class Frigate
    5. Ghost class Frigate
    6. Hazard class Frigate
    7. Idris class Frigate
    8. KE11 Ancestor class Frigate
    9. Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser
    10. Krivak class Frigate
    11. Last Armada class Fast Escort
    12. Leedos class Frigate
    13. Mangle class Frigate
    14. Maurus class Frigate
    15. Montgomery class Frigate
    16. Musuna class Frigate
    17. Naga class Frigate
    18. Nevato class Frigate
    19. Nonsuch class Patrol Frigate
    20. Nowa Sol class Frigate
    21. Oorlog Jacht class Frigate
    22. Pilum class Frigate
    23. Plasma Storm class Frigate
    24. Revenge War Sloop class Corvette
    25. Rr'xighik'ker class Frigate
    26. S-17r class Frigate
    27. Sardis class Frigate
    28. Se Koez class Frigate
    29. Surprise class Light Frigate
    30. Taranil class Patrol Frigate
    31. TC10 Kalsop class Frigate
    32. Type 053H Xiamen class Frigate
    33. Type G class Frigate
    34. Type VF class Frigate
    35. Uxkoong class Frigate
    36. Yubari class Frigate

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.