Qasar class Scout Cruiser
|Qasar class Scout Cruiser|
|Type: S Explorer|
|Hull Configuration||Wedge Hull|
|Fuel Treatment||Scoops, Purifier|
|Offensive||2 triple laser turrets, 2 triple sandcaster turrets|
|Fuel tank||492 Tons|
|Carried craft||1 100t Scout/Courier, 1 20t launch 1 5t ATV, 3 0.5t Grav Bikes|
|Universal Ship Profile||S-A142442-040000-40000-0|
|Also see||Machii class Scout Cruiser|
|Canon||Published, canon design|
|Reference||Scout Cruiser 10-13.|
The Qasar class Scout Cruiser is a TL–13 Scout Cruiser.
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
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
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
39 Representative Explorer (S) Classes
- KE2d Zerp class Scout
- KE3d Korsu class Fast Scout
- Keyhole class Observatory Ship
- Kforuzeng class Scout
- Sering class Scout
- Silver Spur class Scout
- Sixth Horizon class Fast Far Scout
- SLC2 Ahouhi class Scout
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|This ship was originally designed using Traveller D20 ship design rules.
- Michael Taylor. Scout Cruiser (QuikLink Interactive, 2004), 10-13.
- Contributor: FarScout275