Star class Armored Merchant
|Star class Armored Merchant|
A Star class Armored Merchant in orbit around a world on the Imperial Fringe.
|Type: AA Armored Merchant|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Architect||William H. Keith, Jr.|
|Manufacturer||[[Diversified Dynamics Design and Shipyards]]|
|End of Service||Unknown|
|Quick Ship Profile||AA-CS13|
|Also see||Tramp Vessel|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||High Passage 3 22-26.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
- It carries very light armament and a commercial defensive suite.
- It ordinarily carries no subcraft, a ship's vehicles, and drones only when needed.
- It has a 8 sophont crew and no marines.
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/3 fib optic ship 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.
- A view of the nose of a Star class Armored Merchant by a famous starcraft artist.
- A lit planetside tarmac with a Star class Armored Merchant engaging it's Z-drive while unloading cargo to an air/raft awaiting a grav truck.
- A Star class Armored Merchant passing far to close to a star flare for any captain's comfort.
- An inverted Star class Armored Merchant on a trade mission to a potentially hostile rich world.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||300 tons. Streamlined Cone Hull.|
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/3 fib ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||A standard 4-ton Air/Raft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fueling Equipment:|
|10.||Cost||MCr170.892: Total cost of subsequent ships in class = MCr135.36|
|11.||Construction Time||56 weeks for "Star"; 46 weeks for all subsequent ships in class.|
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 model/3 fib. This variation is commonly used in the squadron supply role.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.
Class Naming Practice/s: 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
- Type AA class Armored Merchant
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