Maorin Junker class Merchant

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Maorin Junker class Merchant
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: RTN Merchant Vessel
Agility X
Also see Maorin Stat
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 460.0 Tons
Cost MCr409.866  in quantity 327.893
Crew 18
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model Model/TBD
Origin Maorin Stat
Passengers 9 High/Med 10 Low
Reference TBD
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Maorin Junker class Merchant is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This is a class of TL–13 Merchant Traders custom built or converted for the Maorin Stat polity in the Ley Sector.

  • Offically they are designated as Type MN (merchant, non-standard) in Imperial registeries.
  • These ships are an important component in the local interstellar economy.
  • They carry 18 crew and have jump 2 range and 2 G acceleration with 2 agility.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[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 / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft / Subcraft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Junker is the slightly insulting name given by spacers and starport officials to the ancient, jury-rigged vessels of the Maorin Starfarers. Offically they are designated as Type MN (merchant, non-standard) in Imperial registeries. Despite the scorn sometimes heaped upon them by planetbound humans, the goods traded by these ships are an important component in the local interstellar economy.

  • Apart from the cultural unity of their operators, these vessels vary widely. Most, but not all, examples of this class are 1,000 tons or less. Many are built on ancient configurations of Vilani standard hull designs. Most are capable of atmospheric entry. Many are equipped for Jump-2 travel. Almost all are heavily armed, since they cannot rely on the protection of any polity. Those Junkers that are equipped to carry Medium and High Passages often have seperate passenger areas completely isolated from crew quarters and operational decks.
  • Although typically operating as individual ships (like any other merchant) small fleets of these vessels sometimes can be encountered.
  • Since the crews of Maorin Junkers are all related, loyalty and unity of purpose is greater than on typical merchant vessels.
  • Wild rumors abound of non-mercantile activities of these vessels: space piracy, mining rogue asteroids not on standard starcharts, following herds of space whales, etc.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Liner:

  1. Type RTN class Nonstandard Merchant Liner
    1. Arachnid class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
    2. Maorin Junker class Merchant
    3. Type MN class Non-standard Merchant Vessel

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.