Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle

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Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle
Terran Confederation Logo Small.gif
Historical vessel.
Type: UF Fuel Shuttle
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Utility Craft - Fuel Shuttle
Architect Ade Stewart
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 19.6 Tons
Cost MCr36.225 (base)
MCr30.380 (qty)
Crew 1
Enlisted 0
Officers 1
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/TBD
Origin Terran Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Adie Alegoric Stewart
Size 60 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP UF–0303320–200000–00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle is an Auxiliary Smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Fuel Shuttle is a historical design produced in the Terran Confederation during the early 22nd century. Many example of the class were carried aboard the vessels of the Last Armada as they fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium in 2147AD. The class were sturdy and reliable and endured more than a century of hard service. They were typically used to ferry small quantities of fuel to ships.

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 Fuel Shuttle is constructed using a 60 Ton hull built in a Cylinder configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The ship does not have an airlock.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1 crew.
  • x1 Pilot/Commander.

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 is an emergency locker.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-3 drive and a Power Plant-3, giving performance of 3-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 3. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the bridge.
4. Electronics There is a cockpit containing a pilot's acceleration couch and a Model/2 computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a basic sensor array.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament The Fuel Shuttle is not armed.
7. Defenses The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 2.
  • 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 1.8 Tons.

Refuelling Tankage

  • 40.0 Tons of the internal space is taken up by auxiliary fuel tankage.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr36.225
  • Architects Fee: MCr0.363
11. Construction Time 27 weeks (6 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 0.1 Tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Fuel Shuttles were carried by Frontier Tankers.

Fuel Shuttles were essentially a stripped down variant of the Survey Shuttle. They were constructed in great numbers at Terran-controlled shipyards throughout the Interstellar Wars period. Large numbers were transported to the Expedition's private port facilities in the empty systems lying to rimward of Terra. Once there, their fitting out was completed and they were laid up against the Expedition's future needs.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Utility Craft - Smallcraft - Fuel Shuttle:

  1. Type UF class Fuel Shuttle
    1. Bubble class Fuel Cutter
    2. Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle
    3. Louis & Clark class Fuel Pinnace
    4. Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace
    5. Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle
    6. Zheug class Fueling Shuttle

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.