Qasar class Scout Cruiser

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Qasar class Scout Cruiser
Type: S Explorer
Category ACS
Size 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
Computer Model/4
Jump J-4
Maneuver 2 G
Fuel Treatment Scoops, Purifier
Hardpoints 4
Offensive 2 triple laser turrets, 2 triple sandcaster turrets
Staterooms 16
Crew 21
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 59 Tons
Fuel tank 492 Tons
Carried craft 1 100t Scout/Courier, 1 20t launch 1 5t ATV, 3 0.5t Grav Bikes
Origin Third Imperium
Year Operational 915
Cost MCr
Universal Ship Profile S-A142442-040000-40000-0
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Machii class Scout Cruiser
Canon Published, canon design
Designer Kevin Taylor
Design System T20
Era 990
Reference Scout Cruiser 10-13.

The Qasar class Scout Cruiser is a TL–13 Scout Cruiser.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Built to TL13 standard, the Qasar-lass is capable of jump-4 and 2-G acceleration. It has a backup jump-1 drive, and a backup 1-G maneuver drive. The ship also has two powerplants, one Model/4 computer and a Model/2 backup unit. The ship is streamlined (wedge) to allow skimming a gas giant and planetary landfall as well as fuel skimming in oceans. The Qasar Class was originally designed in a partially streamlined configuration, but Norton Qasar thought the flexibility of allowing planetfall and ocean refueling in uncharted territory justified the extra cost of streamlining the ship.

History & Background[edit]

In 911 the Exploration Office at Daramn (Ley 0812) issued a requirement for a Scout Cruiser specifically designed for long range cruises in uncharted territory outside the Imperium. The array of Scout/Couriers, Survey Scouts and ex-Imperial Navy warships currently in service were simply not suitable for the vast Jump distances, unexpected stellar phenomena and multiple levels of redundancy required to survive months or even years at a time out of contact with the Imperium.

Naval and Scout Architects on Daramm collaborated to produce a design with levels of redundancy and reliability rarely produced within the Imperium. The 1000 ton design took 4 years to perfect, and Doctor Norton Qasar, the half-Luriani, half-Solomani Chief Designer of the Ley Scout Architects Office, died before seeing his dream power out of the Daramm Naval Base Shipyard. Other Sector Scout Offices took up the design, and today (993), after 75 years of service, many Qasar Class Cruisers ply the unexplored reaches outside Imperial space.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Class Naming Practice/s: The Class is named after famous explorers from Solomani, Luriani and Vilani history. The lead vessel, Qasar, is the sole exception, being named after its Luriani designer.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

39 Representative Explorer (S) Classes[edit]


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