Rapid class Fleet Courier

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Rapid class Fleet Courier
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TBD
Type: XU Fleet Courier
Agility TBD
Also see Communications Vessel
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Cargo 5.0 Tons
Cost MCr367.54
Qty: MCr 294.032
Crew 9
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 5
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-6
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model Model/TBD
Origin Darrian Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 500 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Rapid class Fleet Courier is a communications starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Rapid class Fleet Courier (Type TBD class TBD).

  1. Using a #-ton hull, the Name-class is Ship Type. It mounts a jump drive-#, maneuver drive-#, and power plant-#, giving a performance of Jump-# and #-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for #.0 tons supports the power plant and Jump-# (...additional fuel #.0 tons). Adjacent to the bridge is a ship computer Model/# TBD. There are # staterooms and # low berths.
  2. The ship has # hard points and # tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hard points are # turrets armed with TBD.
  3. There are # ship's vehicles: TBD. Cargo capacity is #.0 tons. The hull is not streamlined. There are # tons of waste space. Special features include TBD.
  4. The ship requires a crew of #: TBD. The ship can carry # passengers and # low berth passengers. The ship costs MCr# (...including discounts and fees). It takes # months to build and takes # months if built in quantity.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 subcraft) 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 / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a cutting edge courier ship used for only the most valuable of VIPs.

The courier presents yet another 500 ton can (cyclinder). Many a frustrated sword world commander has been confronted with this sensor shell game. Until you open them up it is hard to tell the 500 ton TL–16 relics from the TL–12 patrol craft.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Communication Vessel - Packet Ship:

  1. Type XU class Packet Ship
    1. Mercury class Long Range Fleet Courier
    2. Rapid class Fleet Courier
  2. Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship
    1. Iris class Armored Packet
    2. Iyeliy class Messenger
    3. Midlothian A5 class Dispatch
    4. Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship
  3. Type XUB class Packet Boat
    1. None
  4. Type XUD class Dispatch Ship
    1. Chercheur class Fleet Dispatch Courier
    2. Flyer class Diplomatic Courier
    3. Golf Ball class VIP Transport Scout
    4. Royal class Dispatch Vessel
    5. Starsream Model 226 class Courier
  5. Type XUF class Fast Dispatch Ship
    1. Excalibur class Express Packet Boat
  6. Type XUR class Packet Liner
    1. None
  7. Type XUV class Packet Boat AKA Type VM class Packet Boat
    1. Dhaztuen class Packet Ship AKA Dhaztuen class Far Merchant
    2. Type VM class Packet Boat

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.