Last Armada class Launch

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Last Armada class Launch
Terran Confederation Logo Small.gif
Historical vessel.
Type: UML Launch
Agility X
Also see Utility Craft - Smallcraft
Architect Ade Stewart
Blueprint No.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 5.7 Tons
Cost MCr11.275 (base)
MCr9.020 (qty)
Crew 1
Enlisted 0
Officers 1
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model No information yet available.
Origin Terran Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 20 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP UM–0202210–040000–00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard, Game Designers' Workshop 1980.

The Last Armada class Launch is an Auxiliary Launch.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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.

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 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.
  • The vessel is fitted with an airlock. The cargo hold is accessed by a hatch and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1 crew.
  • x1 Pilot/Commander.

Accommodations

  • There are 4 small Staterooms, which are used by the pilot and passengers as necessary.

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 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.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the bridge.
4. Electronics There is a cockpit containing a pilot's acceleration couch and a Model/1 computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a basic sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
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
  • Architects Fee: MCr0.113
11. Construction Time 24 weeks (5.5 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 5.7 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Smallcraft - Utility Craft - Launch:

  1. Type UML class Launch
    1. Constance class Launch
    2. Damgarrii class Passenger Launch
    3. Generic Launch / Lifeboat
    4. Gillow class Launch
    5. Last Armada class Launch
    6. Rodgers class Skiff
    7. Stead class Modular Launch
    8. Venters class Launch

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.