Pador class Dreadnought

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Pador class Dreadnought
Pador-class-Battleship-T5-THUMB-Ade-Stewart 16-Aug-2019c.jpg
The bridge of a massive Pador class Dreadnought.
Type: BP Dreadnought
Category BCS
Size 200,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/6 fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Hardpoints 2,000
Staterooms 0
Crew 1,394
    Officers 279
    Enlisted 1,115
    Marines 200
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 5.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Pador Military Forces
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr224,867.361 (base)
MCr179,893.889 (qty)
Architect fee MCrRonald B. Kline, Jr.
Quick Ship Profile BP-0LS42
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Battleship
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Ron Kline Design
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Pador class Dreadnought is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a fully streamlined needle/wedge structure hull is fitted with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling. It has Jump-2 range and 4 G acceleration with a 2-Agility rating. It carries enough internal fuel for a Jump-2 with a Jump-1 reserve. They can carry a Jump-2 drop tank as well for long range strikes into Sath Alliance territory when needed. It is tanker-dependent for longer range fleet maneuvers. It carries a model/6 fib ship computer, a back up computer and extra screen generators in the event of battle damage.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A side view schematic of a Pador class Dreadnought with a Beowulf class Free Trader for size comparison.
    Pador-class-Battleship-T5-RESIZE-Ade-Stewart 16-Aug-2019b.jpg

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 200,000 tons. Streamlined Needle Hull.
2. Crew x1,394 crew & x200 jump troops.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/6 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x2,000 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft Craft Complement:
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification
10. Cost MCr224,867.361
11. Construction Time 57 months to build, 45 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a potent warship operated within the Distant Fringe. It was built to be the premier capital ship in Far Home Sector and the most powerful weapon in the Distant Fringe. Nothing in space can match this battle wagon: No other known world in the Distant Fringe builds a more powerful ship.

Designed and built by Pador after 57 months (224 weeks) for the prototype and 45 months (180 weeks) for the production models at huge expense. 10 are in service.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s:Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Pocket Battleship:

  1. Type BP class Pocket Battleship
    1. Artemsus class Strike Battleship
    2. Chtrfiak class Battleship
    3. Courageous class Battleship
    4. Fauve class Battleship
    5. Fenris class Dreadnought
    6. Furious Anger class Battleship
    7. Ixobis class Dreadnought
    8. Kline class Battleship
    9. Kokirrak class Dreadnought
    10. Lefaen class Battleship
    11. Marat class Battleship
    12. Pador class Dreadnought
    13. Plankwell class Dreadnought
    14. Prince Ian II class Battleship
    15. Prince Morris I class Battleship
    16. Prince Roger III class Battleship
    17. Sarriaklir class Battleship
    18. Smelchak class Battleship
    19. Sutherland class Ship of the Line
    20. Tronskia class Dreadnought
    21. Type VB class Battleship
    22. Viepchakl class Battleship
    23. Voroshilef class Battleship
    24. Yrkath Ossu E*Wr class Battleship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak