Miranda class Military Transport

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Miranda class Military Transport
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: IV Military Transport
Agility 2
Also see Combat Transport
Architect Ade Stewart
Blueprint Yes.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 160 Tons
Cost MCr366.080 (base)
MCr294.096 (qty)
Crew 10
Enlisted 8
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/2bis
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 20 High/Med 20 Low
QSP T-FS22
Reference Fan: Ade Stewart
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP IT-62222S1-350000-00003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard

The Miranda class Military Transport is a starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Miranda class is a military transport commonly encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Transport and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A side view of a Miranda class Military Transport.
    J-2 600dT Military Transport.jpg

General Description[edit]

The Miranda class is a streamlined flattened cone with a mean diameter of 13 meters and a length of around 60 meters. Some sections are narrower and some are wider, giving it a total enclosed volume of approximately 8,100 cubic meters. The forward part of the ship is given over to the cargo hold: a gantry runs around the interior of the hold space and a small office is located in the bow. Engineering, the machinery and fuel tankage are located aft. Cabins lie centrally and the bridge is located dorsally it is divided into a long narrow "flying" bridge with projecting wings and a small armored "citadel" bridge.

J-2 600dT Military Transport Plan.jpg
A basic deck plan of the vessel indicating the general layout and positioning of major elements.

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 Military Transport is constructed using a 600 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a reasonable atmospheric performance that is entirely reliant on its gravitic systems.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: x10 (x2 Officers, x8 Enlisted)

Accommodations

  • There are 26 Staterooms.
  • x6 Staterooms are given over to crew quarters. The offiers have individual cabins: all other quarters are double occupancy.
  • x20 Staterooms are available to passengers. There is no Steward service.

There are 20 Low Berths.

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. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • There are multiple Emergency Lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of 2-G acceleration and producing 12 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 2. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/2bis Computer: the vessel does not have a backup computer.
5. Hardpoints x6 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the design. Alternative weaponry may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Military Transport is:

x2 triple Missile turrets, grouped into one battery of 2 linked turrets

7. Defenses The hull is plated and structurally reinforced, with an armor rating of 3.

x4 triple Sandcaster turrets, grouped into two batteries each of 2 linked turrets

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft is housed in a dedicated hanger located aft: the hangers can be sealed and have a total volume of 10 dTons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 136 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr366.080
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr294.096.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
11. Construction Time 96 weeks (24 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 160 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Miranda class is classified as a Combat Transport and is used to ferry AFVs, supplies, troops, and equipment into and out of potentially dangerous areas. The Miranda is broadly representative of the type and has a typical fit out of weapons systems and onboard electronics.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: A number of companies manufacture ships equivalent to the Miranda class. They vary in hull shape and internal layout but all share the same basic design and all have very similar capabilities and performance characteristics.

  • Each variant class is named by the company that produces it, but these organizations generally draw on traditional naming protocols. It is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.
  • Individual vessels within a class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes but are traditionally named by their first crew. This is considered a serious affair and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Military Auxiliary - Combat Vehicle Transport:

  1. Type IV class Combat Vehicle Transport
    1. Fearless class Assault Transport
    2. McCrawley class Attack Transport
    3. Miranda class Military Transport
    4. Type 073 Yudao class Landing Ship
    5. Venters class Assault Ship
    6. Yoshvei class Assault Transport



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.