Polaris class Corvette

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Polaris class Corvette
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: EG Escort
Agility {{{agility}}}
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Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 2.4 Tons
Cost MCr182.766 (base)
MCr146.213 (qty)
Crew 2
Enlisted 1
Officers 1
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 1
Hull [[{{{hull}}}]]
Illustration {{{illustration}}}
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-1
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/4 fib
Origin Bain Defense Squadron
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 155 Tons
Size-cat [[]]
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–10
USP EG-12166D1-200000-30000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Polaris class Corvette is a combatant warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Polaris class Corvettes were designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a world lying in Spica Sector and a member of the Solomani Confederation. The design is a lightly armored, streamlined cone structure. It is fitted with both fuel scoops and a purification plant to enable wilderness refueling. The vessel is fitted with a single triple laser turret, giving it a reasonable all-round capability. The energy requirements of the weapons systems and the large computer limits the vessel's agility. The vessel is a TL-10 design.

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 craft) 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 Polaris class is constructed using a 155 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The vessel is fitted with two airlocks.
  • The vessel has a sturdy retractable undercarriage, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x2 personnel.
  • x1 pilot/engineer, x1 gunnery.

Accommodations

  • There are 1 Stateroom. The crew quarters are double occupancy.

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. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are two emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-13, giving performance of Jump-1 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
  • The listed weapons are standard for the class. Alternative weapons systems may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for an Polaris class is:
7. Defenses The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 2.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 40.3 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr182.766
  • Architects Fee: MCr1.828
11. Construction Time 44 weeks (10 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 2.4 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Polaris class Corvettes were designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, an advancing Solomani world lying in Spica Sector. Though the Polaris class are tiny by the standards of most Solomani Confederation vessels they are occasionally called upon for Confederation service, where their speed, small size and inconspicuous nature are an advantage.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Military Corvette:

  1. Type EG class Military Corvette
    1. Antarian class Corvette
    2. Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
    3. Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
    4. Fiery class Gunned Escort
    5. Flare class Gunboat
    6. Foxtrot class Corvette
    7. Gunbuster class Corvette
    8. Kalaron class Corvette
    9. KE7 Virulent class Corvette
    10. Kodan class Corvette
    11. Lakr class Corvette
    12. Lawful Means class Corvette
    13. Menace class Corvette
    14. Ming class Corvette
    15. Oegveng class Gunned Corvette
    16. Polaris class Corvette
    17. Rule of Man class Gunboat
    18. TC8 Nedric class Corvette
    19. Type RG class Assault Gunship
    20. Ueghzgi class Corvette

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.