AX-H class Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary

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AX-H class Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: QT Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary
Category BCS
Size 10,000t + modules up to 10,000 Tons
Hull Configuration [[TBD Hull]]
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Engineering
Computer Model/TBD
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 100
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 65
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 7,058 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Construction
Origin Principality of Caledon
Architect TBD
Price
Cost MCr3,622.25 in quantity 2,897.8
Statistics
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Source
Also see Combat Support Ship - Modular Ship
Canon Unpublished, fan design
Era 1105
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The AX-H class Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The "AX-H" project - Caledonian fleet code for "General Auxiliary, Heavy"- is a class of modular, configurable fleet auxilaries.

Sometimes called "Storks", due to their appearance, the AX-H is essentially a long "spine" with a bridge and control space on the bow end, a power plant, jump and maneuver drives at the stern, and a long, slender "Neck" in between. The vessels are popular among their crews; the "Neck" offers accomodation space unheard of among other fleet auxiliaries, to say nothing of Caledonian warships.

Modules - up to 10,000 tons worth - can be attached. These modules can be changed - assuming the facilities of at least a C Starport are available, for a period of (generally) a month. However, about 80% of Storks are never reconfigured once commissioned.

Image Repository[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.

Types[edit]

AX-H (Generic Auxiliary, Heavy) is a place-holder name. Actual ships in service have type codes specific to their configuration.

Selected types include:

  • Repair Ship, Heavy (AS-H) - Equipped with workshop, tractor and stores modules.
  • Transport, Heavy (AD-H) - Equipped with fuel and accomodations modules.
  • Refinery Ship, Heavy (AFR-H) - Equipped with refinery, fuel storage and fuel-lighter dock modules.
  • Jump Drive Repair Ship, Heavy (ASJ-H) - Equipped with a large workshop module optimized for carrying out repairs to jump drives.
  • Power Plant Repair Ship, Heavy (ASP-H) - Another large workship, with equipment and stores for maintaining, overhauling and repairing power plants.
  • Tanker (AF-H) - Equipped with modular storage tanks and handling equipment. Can carry powerplant/jump fuel, water, beverages.
  • Stores Ship (AM-H) - Equipped with dry-goods storage modules, and a small "office" module with inventory-management software and equipment.
  • Station Ship (AU-H) - These ships serve as command posts and office space for stations, especially Forward Operating Bases. They include modules for office, accommodation, workshop and storage space.

Contruction[edit]

The AX-H is a dispersed structure vessel. AX-Hs are not streamlined, and have only defensive weapons.

Civilian Usage[edit]

In addition to large numbers in the Caledonian fleet train, a few Storks have found their way into civilian service.

  • Several serve as mining support and mineral transport ships
  • Two highly-renovated specimens are used as luxury liners between Caledon and the Imperium
  • One was sold to an Aslan clan to serve as a colonization ship
  • One exceptionally beautifully-renovated vessel serves as a mega-yacht - perhaps aptly described as a "Jump Palace" - for Ian Prestwick, Duke of Pengilly, patriarch of an extraordinarily wealthy trading family from Stirling.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

208 in service.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Auxiliary - Military Transport:

  1. AX-H class Modular Heavy Fleet Auxiliary

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