Star class Armored Merchant

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Star class Armored Merchant
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A Star-class in orbit around a world on the Imperial Fringe.
Type: AF Free Trader
Category ACS
Size 300 Tons
Hull Configuration Cone Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Computer Model 3/Fib
Jump J-3
Maneuver 2 G
Fuel Treatment scoops, purifier
Hardpoints 3
Offensive 2 3x beam laser, 1 3x missile launcher
Staterooms 13
Low Berths 10
Crew 8
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 5
High/Mid Passengers 8
Low Passengers 10
Cargo 50 Tons
Fuel tank 99 Tons
Carried craft 1 4t Air/raft
Construction Time 14 Months
Origin Third Imperium
Manufacturer Diversified Dynamics Design and Shipyards
Cost MCr135.36
Quick Ship Profile AF-CS13
Universal Ship Profile AF-3231381-6000000-40003-0
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Canon Published, non-canon design
Designer William H. Keith Jr.
Design System High Guard
Era 1105
Reference High Passage 3 22-26.

The Star class Armored Merchant is a TL–15 Armored Merchant.


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/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.

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]

  1. A view of the nose of a Star class Armored Merchant by a famous starcraft artist.
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  2. 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.
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  3. A Star class Armored Merchant passing far to close to a star flare for any captain's comfort.
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  4. An inverted Star class Armored Merchant on a trade mission to a potentially hostile rich world.
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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 model/3 fib. This variation is commonly used in the squadron supply role.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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[edit]

54 Representative Free Trader (AF) Classes[edit]

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Type AF Free Trader


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