Machii class Scout Cruiser

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Machii class Scout Cruiser
Type: S Explorer
Category ACS
Size 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Needle Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
Computer Model/4
Jump J-4
Maneuver 2 G
Fuel Treatment Scoops, Purifier
Hardpoints 5
Offensive 4 dual laser turrets, 1 triple sandcaster turret
Staterooms 20
Low Berths 20
Crew 20
    Frozen Watch 20
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 123 Tons
Fuel tank 440 Tons
Carried craft 1 20t launch, 1 20t lifeboat, 1 4t air/raft, 1 8t ATV
Origin Third Imperium
Cost MCr832.296
Architect fee MCr8.322
Universal Ship Profile S-A142442-040000-3(5)0000-0
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Qasar class Scout Cruiser
Canon Published, canon design
Designer Martin Dougherty
Design System High Guard
Era 1248
Reference Scout Ships 26-28.

The Machii class Scout Cruiser is a TL–13 Scout Cruiser.


Longer-range Scout missions require a larger vessel than the humble Scout/Courier, and are generally given to the Machii class scout cruiser. Constructed at TL–13, and therefore somewhat limited in numbers, Machiis are Jump-4, 2-g ships capable of extended exploration and contact missions within or beyond the Imperial borders. They are similar in form and function to the old Qasar class Scout Cruisers, but with the notable exclusion of the onboard Scout/Courier.

Machiis have extensive backup systems, including a backup Jump drive, maneuver drive, computer and powerplant. The class, in keeping with its predecessor, has an extensive complement of boats and vehicles, standard embarking a Launch, a Lifeboat, a wheeled ATV and an air/raft. Depending on the mission, vehicle types may be amended. For instance, some missions carry two Launches, some a speeder in place of the ATV. Extra Lab space, should it be needed, can be placed in one of the cargo bays. The standard Lab on Deck B is primarily equipped for stellar mapping, and has a secondary function of Xeno-biology. Other Lab configurations can be deployed depending on the mission.

Scout Cruisers are armed for self-defence but cannot be considered a true warship. Nevertheless, they have been pressed into service at times as escorts

History & Background[edit]

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