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Raider Vessels are small, fast warships designed for predatory commerce raiding.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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  • Description (Specifications)[edit]

    Corsairs are infamous throughout space, especially the dreaded Vargr corsair! Corsair vessels may be purposefully built at rogue shipyard or, as often as not, converted from existing ship types and classes.

    • Piracy is one of the scourges of Interstellar Trade within Charted Space.
    • Some vessels act as privateers with legal imprimatur or commerce raiders under military purview.
    • And even other vessels act as Q-ships in a distinctly anti-piracy mission and role. Q-ships are technically H-class security vessels, but are included in this entry since they interact with Type-Ps by design.

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    Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

    Raider Vessels are typically ambush ships, hoping to surprise, overcome, and loot unarmed victims. Prize vessels are always desired as well. Most predatory pirate vessels carry boarders not only to overcome enemy crew, but to temporarily crew captured vessels until they can be sold or otherwise disposed of. And privateer vessels, in turn, ambush corsair vessels along with Q-ships.

    Supraclass Roles[edit]

    Raider Vessels typically serve the following roles:

    1. Ambush Ship (PR)
    2. Commerce Raider (PR)
    3. Corporate Raider (PR)
    4. Escort Raider (PR)
    5. Frontier Raider (PR)
    6. Pirate Raider (PR)
    7. Privateer (PRP)
    8. Privateer Vessel (PRP)
    9. Raider Escort (PR)
    10. Raider Q-Carrier (PR)
    11. Raider Tender (PR)
    12. Raider Vessel (PR) (Namesake)
    13. Scout Raider (PR)

    Military Subcraft[edit]

    Military subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

    1. Battle Rider (BR)
    2. Combat Barge (WBG)
    3. Combat Transport Smallcraft (UI)
    4. Fighters (F)
    5. Militarized Utility Craft (UQ)

    Supraclass Archetypes[edit]

    PR-class Raider Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
    Raider Vessel PR Chameleon class Commerce Raider Raider vessels attempt to attack enemy ships and assets in order to degrade their war making capability.
    • R = Raider, Commerce Raider, etc.
    Privateer Vessel PRP Slade Mark I class Frontier Raider Privateers are a polity-sanctioned vessel that raids opposing polity vessels with a legal sanction.
    • R = Raider, Commerce Raider, etc.
    • P = Privateer
    NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

    History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

    Raider Vessels are typically included as part of the larger Supraclass and grouping: Corsair Vessel.

    Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

    Paramilitary Vessel - Raider Vessels:
    Paramilitary Vessel - Corsair Vessel - Raider Vessels:

    1. Type PR class Raider
      1. Chameleon class Commerce Raider
      2. Habari class Raider
      3. Harrier class Commerce Raider
      4. Kaashik class Raider
      5. Kranz class Raider Escort
      6. K'Thunk class Raider Tender
      7. Shark class Raider
      8. Sokhkhun class Raider Q-Carrier
      9. Spul class Raider
      10. Viper class Scout Raider

    Paramilitary Vessel - Privateer Vessels:
    Paramilitary Vessel - Corsair Vessel - Privateer Vessels:

    1. Type PRP class Privateer
      1. Jet Wasp class Corsair
      2. Kom class Commerce Raider
      3. Slade Mark I class Frontier Raider
      4. Vengeance class Commerce Raider

    Ship Summary List[edit]

    Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

    16 Representative Raider Vessel (PR) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Ashtabula class Raider Cruiser PR X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Chameleon class Commerce Raider PR X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Habari class Raider PR 12 8,000 2 2 Vargr Extents No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Harrier class Commerce Raider PR 15 200 2 6 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Jet Wasp class Corsair PRP 15 200 2 5 Mugheen't Sector No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design. PRP-BS52
    K'Thunk class Raider Tender PR 8 100 0 1 Akras No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Kaashik class Raider PR 11 100 2 1 Sath Alliance No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. PR-AA12
    Kom class Commerce Raider PRP 12 300 3 4 Iltharan Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Kranz class Raider Escort PR 11 5,000 ? ? Grand Duchy of Marlheim No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Shark class Raider PR X X X X Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Slade Mark I class Frontier Raider PRP 14 400 X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Spul class Raider PR 11 80,000 2 4 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Thaokik class Raider PR 14 6,000 X X Thao Empire Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type PR class Raider PR ? X X X Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Vengeance class Commerce Raider PRP 13 400 3 3 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Viper class Scout Raider PR 9 100 2 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


    4 Representative Privateer Vessel (PRP) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Jet Wasp class Corsair PRP 15 200 2 5 Mugheen't Sector No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design. PRP-BS52
    Kom class Commerce Raider PRP 12 300 3 4 Iltharan Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Slade Mark I class Frontier Raider PRP 14 400 X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Vengeance class Commerce Raider PRP 13 400 3 3 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


    10 Representative Q-Ship (HQ) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Admiral Bertil class Armed Liner HQT X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Ashigaru class Q-ship HQT 12 7,000 2 1 Ras Tennol Force No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Fenris class Q-ship HQT X X 2 X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Gyro Cadis class Q-ship HQT X X X X Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Sokhkhun class Raider Q-Carrier HQTV 10 400 1 3 Vargr Extents Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type QT class Q-ship HQT X X X X Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Vigilant class Starmerc Armed Liner HQT X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Yellow Jacket class Q-Ship HQT 10 200 1 5 Outcasts of the Whispering Sky No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Yeoman class Attack Cargo Vessel HQT 11 400 1 2 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Zahzicih class Q-ship HQT 400 400 2 3.73 Hive Federation Yes. Published, canon starship design.


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