Ninz class Scout

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Ninz class Scout
Ninz-Scout-CT-THUMB-Keith-ACS-1 29-Oct-2019b.jpg
A Ninz class Scout on a dangerous close-up reconnaissance mission.
Type: S Explorer
Category ACS
Size 100 Tons
Hull Configuration Needle Hull
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Computer Model/2
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Fuel Treatment Scoops
Hardpoints 1
Offensive 1 triple missile turret
Staterooms 5
Crew 2
High/Mid Passengers 8
Cargo 6 Tons
Fuel tank 22 Tons
Carried craft 1 4t air/raft
Construction Time 10 Months
Origin Zhodani Consulate
Cost MCr61.65
Architect fee MCr0.617
Quick Ship Profile SG-AL22
Universal Ship Profile S-1122221-6000000-00003-0
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Canon Published, canon design
Designer Jordan Weisman
Design System High Guard
Era 1105
Reference Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 6, Poster.

The Ninz class Scout is a TL–14 armed Scout Vessel serving with the Zhodani Navy. It is also known as the Type ZS-class Scout.


The Ninz-class Scout is an exploratory vessel, uses a 100-ton streamlined hull, and is primarily intended to be operated in times of war by the Zhodani Navy. It is used extensively for patrols, and it has an armored hull to prolong its life in battle.

The Ninz sports the Chiata A/2 jump drive, the Biafrchtev-mA/2 maneuver drive, and the Bonzhtlensh Chezzhdiakl-A power plant, and is capable of Jump-2 and 2-G acceleration. Fuel tankage of 22 tons supports 28 days of operations and one Jump-2. On the bridge is a computer Model/2. There are five staterooms and no low berths. The ship has a triple turret installed, bearing missile launchers. There is one ship's vehicle: an air/raft. Cargo capacity is 5.0 tons.

This Zhodani Scout Vessel requires a crew of two: pilot/astrogator/engineer, medic if passengers and a gunner if armed. The ship can carry up to eight additional personnel, depending on function and other requirements.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. Two Ninz class Scouts approaching target on a strike mission.
    Ninz-Scout-CT-RESIZE-Keith-ACS-1 29-Oct-2019c.jpg
  2. A late model Ninz class Scout observing an astrographic phenomenon on a deep space mission.
    Ninz-MGT-RESIZE-Zhodani-pg-93 02-Nov-2019g.jpg
  3. A Ninz class Scout with passive sensors activated hiding in an asteroid field.
    Ninz-TNE-RESIZE-Bril-Lances-pg-40 01-Nov-2019f.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. A simple 3-view deck plan image of a Ninz class Scout.
    Ninz-MGT-SCHEMATIC-Zhodani-pg-93 01-Nov2019d.jpg
  2. A cut-away diagram of a Ninz class Scout.
    Ninz-CT-DECK-PLAN-ACS-1 01-Nov-2019e.jpg

Details: The bridge, with positions for two (only one is needed), is located in the bow. A sunken turret is just aft. The stateroom shared by the regular crew, featuring two single beds and a head, is located abaft the bridge on the starboard side of the ship. The airlock, including a ship's locker, and a double stateroom for passengers are also on the port side.

The starboard side holds the wardroom/galley and three more passenger staterooms. A corridor leads aft to the engineering spaces, which can be monitored from stand-up control consoles.

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 100 tons (standard). 1,400 cubic meters. Lifting Body Wedge Hull.
2. Crew x1 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/2 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones One air/raft.
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr61.65 standard. MCr43.455 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 10 months singly. 8 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background[edit]

A recent version of a time-honored ship design, the Ninz class is equivalent to the Imperial Type S Scout in construction and employment. The Ninz was specifically designed for military scouting duties and is often encountered as part large battle fleets or, less frequently, attached to independent scout squadrons. Some are also found operating individually, engaged in passenger transfers, courier service, survey operations, or intelligence gathering missions. The ship is also used extensively in patrols, where excellent long-range armament and an armored hull enable the ship to survive long enough to escape and report back to the main body.

Exact figures are unavailable, but there are probably several thousand Type S equivalent scouts in Zhodani service, with the Ninz class accounting for perhaps 20% of that total.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The Ninz class is a cramped, utilitarian vessel. Bunk beds in the passenger staterooms and the lack of any recreational space outside the tiny wardroom make it see even more crowded than it really is, especially with a full complement.

Class Naming Practice/s: Ships of the class appear to be named after famous admirals of the Zhodani Navy.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

38 Representative Explorer (S) Classes[edit]


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