Lurushaar Kilaalum class Corvette

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Lurushaar Kilaalum class Corvette
Corvette-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-358 25-July-2018a.jpg
Type: HTP Patrol Corvette
Category ACS
Size 400 Tons
Hull Configuration [[Needle Hull]]
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–13
Computer Model/3
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Hardpoints 5
Staterooms 0
Crew TBD
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo TBD Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Architect TBD
Quick Ship Profile E-EA53
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Type T class Patrol Ship
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Starship Operator's Manual 58.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Lurushaar Kilaalum class Corvette is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Description: Built on a 500-ton TL-13 winged airframe, it mounts drives capable of Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration, with fuel tankage to support both jump and three months of operations. It has fuel scoops to for gas giant skimming. Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 computer and an extensive sensor suite. There are five hardpoints filled with an array of powerful weapons.[1]

Crew Dossier: The corvette requires a number of crew. [2]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Type T or Lurushaar Kilaalum in 3D B&W render.
    Corvette-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-313 26-July-2018a.jpg

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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. [3]

Basic Ship Characteristics [4]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 400 tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/3 computer.
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Remarks: The Corvette is the Navy’s equivalent of the Scout/Courier, only bigger, faster, and better armed. [5]

After the Solomani Rim War, the Imperium faced two big problems - clearing Solomani holdout forces from the area, and also dealing with the use of older Imperial designs by some of those forces.[6]

Planetary holdouts would be dealt with by traditional occupation methods: interdiction of supplies, isolation from the planetary population, and strikes on detected bases.[7]

Other holdouts, especially in the outer system, were more pressing - none more so than raiders hiding around asteroid belts and in and around gas giants.[8]

Because of the essential nature of frontier refueling, especially in the light of the damage to ports and shipping during the war - securing gas giants was a vital necessity.[9]

Patrol assets were needed for the task - but there was one problem: current vessels were not suited for patrolling gas giant atmospheres for any useful length of time, and these vessels were also in widespread use in the coreward section of the former Solomani Sphere - and so could be used to make sneak attacks on shipping.[10]

The Lurishar Killaum Patrol Cruiser had been developed at the behest of a particularly insightful staff officer during the middle of the conflict, and so was available to undertake stabilization duties during the post-bellum era.[11]

Its airframes hull was suited to crushing in the upper and middle atmosphere of typical gas giants in low-emissions modes. The balanced laser/missile armament allowed gas giant specific munitions to be utilized. Finally, the addition of a long-endurance military boat added not only a great utility craft - but a very useful spotter for coordinating attacks in and around gas giant.[12]

Coupled with the fast withdrawal of earlier classes of patrol vessels, the new patrol cruiser enabled a rapid return to normalcy for the rimward area of the Third Imperium.[13]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

In honor of the Vilani officer who first proposed the class, most of these vessels use Vilani-themed names. [14]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Patrol Ship:

  1. Type T class Patrol Ship
    1. Lurushaar Kilaalum class Corvette
    2. Salient class Patrol Frigate
    3. Sang-O class Patrol Ship
    4. She Zhenɡ Zhe class Patrol Boat
    5. Shivva class Patrol Frigate
    6. Trinity class Patrol Ship
    7. Xadis class Patrol Ship
    8. Yugo class Patrol Ship
  1. Type T class Patrol Cruiser AKA Type TP class Patrol Cruiser
    1. Barekdoldin class Patrol Cruiser
    2. Dyaus class Patrol Cruiser
    3. Jaghara class Patrol Cruiser
    4. Kharsis class Patrol Cruiser
    5. Rudra class Patrol Cruiser
    6. TC17 Deckert class Patrol Cruiser
    7. Vayu class Patrol Cruiser

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Marc Miller. "Starship Design and Construction." T5 Core Rules (2013): 358.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  5. Marc Miller. "Starship Design and Construction." T5 Core Rules (2013): 358.
  6. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  7. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  8. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  9. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  10. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  11. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  12. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  13. An unpublished factoid written by EW
  14. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak