Last Armada class Launch
|Last Armada class Launch|
|Type: UML Launch|
|Also see||Utility Craft - Smallcraft|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr11.275 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Model||No information yet available.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard, Game Designers' Workshop 1980.|
The Launch 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.
- The vessel is a TL-11 design.
No information yet available.
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|| The Launch is constructed using a 20 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
|2.||Crew|| x1 crew.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-2 drive and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 10 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| There is a cockpit containing a pilot's acceleration couch and a Model/1 computer: no backup computer is installed.
|6.||Armament||The Launch is not armed.|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.|
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1 Ton.
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr11.275
|11.||Construction Time|| 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 5.7 Tons.
Launches were carried by Fast Escorts. 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
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type UML class Launch
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
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