Star class Armored Merchant

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Star class Armored Merchant
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TBD
Type: AA Armored Merchant
Agility X
Also see Tramp Vessel
Architect William H. Keith, Jr.
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Cargo 50.0 Tons
Cost MCr135.36
Crew 8
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS Unknown
Era 1105
Hardpoints 3
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model Model/TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 10 Low
QSP TBD
Reference High Passage 3 22-26.
Size 300 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Star class Armored Merchant is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Star class Armored Merchant is a fairly uncommon merchant ship found throughout Charted Space.

Using a 300-ton flattened cone hull (to provide better stabilization during atmospheric flight), the Star class armored merchant is capable of Jump-3 and 1G maneuver. The fuel tank is 99 tons, providing unlimited maneuvering and a 100-day range. The ship has fuel scoops installed for skimming gas giants and a purification plant to refine the fuel. Both of these are mounted in two three meter tall pods, one to port and one to starboard of the main deck.

The Star class merchant is 42 meters long, with a width of 27 meters tapering to 3 meters at the bow. Inertial compensators and an adjustable 0G to 2G floor field are installed. The bridge has a Model 2/fib optic computer installed.

The Star class has 13 staterooms, five reserved for the crew, although if no gunners are carried two more staterooms may be available for passengers. Ten low berths also carry passengers. The crew consists of a pilot/captain, a navigator, an engineer, a chief steward, a medic (who may also double as a steward), a chief gunner, and two gunners, one of whom may double as steward instead of the medic.

A standard Air/Raft is carried for ground transport duties. Cargo capacity is 50.0 tons.

Standard weapon installation is two triple beam turrets installed on the same pods as the fuel scoops. A chin mounted triple missile launcher is armed from an ordnance locker located just above it.

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 / Subcraft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Variants: The most notable variant of the Star class is a more specialized version. Dual fusion gun turrets replace the triple laser turrets. The computer is upgraded to a model3/fib. This variation is commonly used in the squadron supply role.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Naming: Early ships in the Star class took the names of different types of stars like pulsar, neutron, red giant, and white dwarf. Later ships in the class were named after actual stars.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Vessel - (Armored Trader / Frontier Trader / Fast Trader):

  1. Type AA class Armored Merchant
    1. Jasper class Provincial Merchant
    2. Khoghue class Armed Junker
    3. Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader
    4. Star class Armored Merchant
    5. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
    6. Venture class Frontier 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.