Rhapsody class Merchant Trader

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Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
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TBD
Type: AL Merchant Trader
Category ACS
Size 300 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Engineering
Computer Model/1
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 3
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 6
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 4
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 136.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Construction
Origin Third Imperium
Architect Ian Stead
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Price
Cost MCr78.02
Statistics
Images
Blueprint Yes
Illustration No
Source
Also see Tramp Vessel
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Compendium 3 144-145.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Rhapsody class Merchant Trader is a commercial starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Designed primarily as a cargo carrier, the Rhapsody is a common design in known space. Unlike most small traders it comes with weapons fitted on the standard hull. Without the passenger space of other traders, some consider this not to be as flexible a design as a Free Trader. However, some see the extra speed and aero fins as a bonus.

Normal crew consists of a pilot, navigator, 1 Engineer and 3 Gunners (who usually act as cargo crew and additional maintenance crew). The Rhapsody is a standard design and benefits from the -10% cost bonus. This a TL-11 Design.

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:
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]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Light Trader:

  1. Type AL class Light Trader
    1. Anjou class Freighter
    2. Aoa'iw class Light Trader
    3. Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner
    4. Consul class Provincial Trader
    5. Fortune class Merchant
    6. Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel
    7. Iguna class Trader
    8. Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader
    9. Liz Zhorka class Light Trader
    10. Manta class Small Merchant
    11. Panga class Merchant
    12. Paya class Light Freighter
    13. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
    14. Tachyon class Light Trader
    15. Unholy Exile class Trader

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