AX-L class Modular Light Fleet Auxiliary

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AX-L class Modular Light Fleet Auxiliary
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: QC Modular Light Fleet Auxiliary
Category ACS
Size 1,000t + modules up to 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration [[TBD Hull]]
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Engineering
Computer Model/TBD
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 10
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 8
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 702 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Construction
Origin Principality of Caledon
Architect TBD
Price
Cost MCr368.5 in quantity 294.8
Statistics
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Source
Also see Combat Support Ship - Modular Ship
Canon Unpublished, fan design
Era 1105
441 in service

The AX-L class Modular Light Fleet Auxiliary is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Sometimes called "Trays", for reasons lost to history. The AX-L is essentially a rectangular flat with a bridge and control space on the bow end, a power plant, jump and maneuver drives at the stern, and an area for attaching up to 1,000 tons of modular space in between. The vessels are popular among their crews; the "Flat" offers accomodation space unheard of among other similar-sized fleet auxiliaries, to say nothing of Caledonian warships.

Modules - up to 1,000 tons worth - can be attached. These modules can be changed - assuming the facilities of at least a C Starport are avaiable, for a period of (generally) a ten days. However, about 80% of Trays 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-l (Generic Auxiliary, Light) is a place-holder name. Actual ships in service have type codes specific to their configuration.

Selected types include:

  • Repair Ship, Light (AS-L) - Equipped with workshop, tractor and stores modules. When found in Caledonian fleet train groups, they usually focus on making smaller repairs and working on smaller ships.
  • Transport, Light (AD-L) - Equipped with fuel and accomodations modules.
  • Refinery Ship, Light (AX-L) - Equipped with refinery, fuel storage and fuel-lighter dock modules.
  • Tanker (AF-L) - Equipped with modular storage tanks and handling equipment. Can carry powerplant/jump fuel, water, beverages.
  • Stores Ship (AU-L) - Equipped with dry-goods storage modules, and a small "office" module with inventory-management software and equipment.
  • Station Ship (AUS-L) - These ships serve as command posts and office space for naval stations, especially Forward Operating Bases. They include modules for office, accomodation and storage space.
  • Scout Tender (ATS-L) - These ships will serve as the headquarters, repair ship, tanker and office space for a small squadron of Royal Caledonian Expeditionary Service scouts.

Contruction[edit]

The AX-L is a Dispersed structure vessel. AX-Ls are not streamlined, and have only defensive weapons.

Civilian Usage[edit]

"Trays" - both ex-Caledonian Navy vessels and new construction - are also fairly popular in civilian use. Many serve as mining support ships, bulk cargo and liquid transports, and in a few highly-renovated cases, large yachts for value-conscious nobles and tycoons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Modular Ship:

  1. AX-L class Modular Light Fleet Auxiliary

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