Prosperity class Medium Freighter
|Prosperity class Medium Freighter|
|Type: MC Medium Freighter|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr5488.454 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Hull||Close Structure Hull|
|Passengers||23 High/Med 100 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Prosperity class Medium Freighter is a mercantile starship.
- It is a civilian ship and a Medium Freighter.
- The vessel is a TL-11 design.
- Please also see: Ships of the Distant Fringe.
The Prosperity-class is a generic class of civilian vessel, the Medium Freighter is a large commercial transport commonly encountered along Star Lanes within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Bulk Cargo Carrier and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- A side view schematic of a Prosperity class Light Transport.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull|| 12,000 tons.
The Medium Freighter is constructed using a 12,000 dTon hull built in a close structure configuration. The hull is sufficiently streamlined to allow gas giant refuelling: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.
|2.||Crew|| xTBD crew.
The Medium Freighter requires 74 crew: 11x command, 10x engineering, 17x gunnery, and 36x service, of which 19 double up as flight crew for the subcraft as required. In addition, the vessel carries 3 passenger stewards and a medic.
|3.||Performance / Engineering|| Propulsion:
The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type jump-2 drive, a maneuver-1 drive, and a power plant 2, giving performance of jump-2 and 1G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 1. There is fuel tankage of 2640 dTons, sufficient for one jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration. The vessel is fitted with a fuel purification plant.
|4.||Main Section / Electronics|| Model/TBD fib ship computer.
Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/3: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/3. There is a secure locker with a capacity of 5 dTons. There are 68 staterooms and 100 low berths, primarily used to transport livestock. Cargo capacity amounts to 5700 dTons. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all except the command crew. 23 staterooms are available to paying passengers.
|6.||Armament / Weaponry|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is: |
The ship is fitted with x2 100 dTon missile bays and 100 turrets. These are grouped into:
|8.||Craft / Drones||The ship carries three 400 dTon Interface Landers and a 40 dTon Ship's Boat, each housed in a dedicated hanger.|
The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr5488.454.
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
The Medium Freighter is considered badly underpowered and suffers serious performance issues in a high gravity environment. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type MC class Cargo Freighter
- Type MF class Provincial Freighter
- Type MH class Heavy Freighter
- Type ML class Light Freighter
- Type MM class Medium Freighter
- Type MP class Passenger Freighter
- Type MS class Superheavy Freighter
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
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