Rhapsody class Merchant Trader

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Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
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TBD
Type: AL Merchant Trader
Agility 2
Also see Tramp Vessel
Architect Ian Stead
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 136.0 Tons
Cost MCr78.02
Crew 6
Enlisted 4
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 3
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 30 High/Med 10 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Compendium 3 144-145.
Size 300 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP TBD
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]

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. Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader
    8. Liz Zhorka class Light Trader
    9. Manta class Small Merchant
    10. Panga class Merchant
    11. Paya class Light Freighter
    12. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
    13. Tachyon class Light Trader
    14. Unholy Exile class Trader

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.