Machii class Scout Cruiser
|Machii class Scout Cruiser|
|Type: S Explorer|
|Hull Configuration||Needle Hull|
|Fuel Treatment||Scoops, Purifier|
|Offensive||4 dual laser turrets, 1 triple sandcaster turret|
|Fuel tank||440 Tons|
|Carried craft||1 20t launch, 1 20t lifeboat, 1 4t air/raft, 1 8t ATV|
|Universal Ship Profile||S-A142442-040000-3(5)0000-0|
|Also see||Qasar class Scout Cruiser|
|Canon||Published, canon design|
|Design System||High Guard|
|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
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Selected Variant Types & Classes
39 Representative Scout (S) Classes
- KE2d Zerp class Scout
- KE3d Korsu class Fast Scout
- Keyhole class Observatory Ship
- Kforuzeng class Scout
- Sering class Scout
- Silver Spur class Scout
- Sixth Horizon class Fast Far Scout
- SLC2 Ahouhi class Scout
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|This ship was originally designed using one of the Classic Traveller ship design rules:
- Martin Dougherty. Scout Ships (Avenger Enterprises, 2007), 26-28.
- Michael Taylor. Spinward Salvage LIC (Avenger Enterprises, 2009), 42-46.