Sulieman class Scout/Courier
|Sulieman class Scout/Courier|
A Sulieman class Scout/Courier surveying a planet.
|Type: SC Scout/Courier|
|Hull Configuration||Wedge Hull|
|Streamlining||Lifting Body Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||SC-AL22|
|Also see||Scout Vessel - Scout/Courier|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Starships and Spacecraft TBD.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
- It is sometimes notated as a Suleiman class Scout/Courier.
- It is also commonly known as the Type S class Scout/Courier.
- It is a paramilitary ship and a Scout Vessel.
Sulieman class Scout/Courier: The official class name is Sulieman, after the Ottoman emperor with a reputation for strategy and diplomacy. One of the most common starships within the Imperium is the tested and tried Type S Scout/Courier. Originally produced to specification for the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service, this sleek and simple ship was intended for common courier duties within the Imperium, and simple survey and exploration duties beyond the Imperial borders.
Because the scout/courier is a standard design, the Scout Service has a large quantity of the vessels on hand, with the natural result that some are sold at surplus and find their ways into private or commercial hands, while others are scrapped. In addition, however, many are diverted to a scout program called detached duty. Under the direction of the Scout Service's Detached Duty Office, some former or retired scout personnel are provided with scout/couriers for their own use. The ships are too small for profitable commercial operations, but they do serve as a form of reasonable transport for those with wanderlust.
In addition, the Scout Service derives a reasonable intelligence return on its investment through the examination of the ships' logbooks when they are serviced, and through routine interrogation and debriefings of crews.
Finally, such detached duty scout/couriers are subject to recall and activation (with crew) in the event of a war scare or mobilization alert.
- A classic, long serving Sulieman class Scout/Courier.
- A Type-S in front of a nebula.
- A Type-S in front of a different nebula.
- A Type-S exploring an anomaly-nebula.
- A Sulieman class Scout/Courier under spaceflight orbiting a yellow star.
- A Suleiman over a lush garden world with space station in the background.
- A Sulieman class Scout/Courier by an orange star.
- A Sulieman class Scout/Courier surveying a planet.
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||100 tons. The hull is streamlined. |
|2.||Crew||The scout/courier requires a crew of one, assuming the duties of pilot and engineer. |
|3.||Performance||It mounts jump drive-A, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-A, giving performance of jump-2 and 2-G acceleration. A 40-ton fuel tank provides fuel for the power plant and provides sufficient fuel for one Jump-2. 
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to its bridge is a Model/1 bis computer. |
|6.||Armament||x1 Double turret with its fire control is installed on the ship's hardpoint, but no weaponry is mounted. 
|7.||Defenses||When the turret is filled with weaponry, a sandcaster is typically fitted.|
|8.||Craft||x1 Air/raft is carried in a specially fitted hangar within the ship. |
|9.||Fuel Treatment||It is typically equipped with purification and fuel scoops.|
|10.||Cost||The ship costs MCr 29.43. |
|11.||Construction Time||It typically takes nine months to build. |
|12.||Comments||Cargo: Three tons. |
While the X-Boat system provides fast forwarding of messages and information along the major xboat routes within the Imperium, it falls to the Scout Service's fleet of scout/couriers to relay information from worlds along the routes to outlying fringe worlds. The Jump-2 capability of the scout/courier places nearly all such worlds within its range.
Beyond the Imperial borders (and in relatively unexplored regions within the Imperium) the scout/courier is pressed into service as an exploratory vessel. It can roam through most areas, refueling itself from Gas Giants or planetary oceans as necessary, checking up on local conditions, and filing reports when it returns from a mission. In some areas, an Exploratory Cruiser of perhaps 10,000 tons will carry a squadron of ten or more scout/couriers. As the cruiser passes through an area, individual scout/couriers will range ahead or to the flanks and perform actual data gathering missions.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.
Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type S class Scout/Courier
- Aegis class Scout
- Afterthought class Scout
- Asia class Scout
- Explorer class Scoutship
- Gibson class Scout/Courier
- Henrick Krueden class Scout/Courier
- Hive class Scout
- Ihateisho class Scout
- Inchworm class Scout/Courier
- Kach'k class Scout
- Lance Marcus class Scout
- Last Armada class Scout
- Magash class Heavy Scout
- Pathway class Scout
- Scybria class Scout
- Serpent class Scout AKA Serpent class Scout/Courier
- Starfarer class Scout
- Sulieman class Scout/Courier
- TC3 Perx class Scout
- Unity class Scout
- Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier
- Wanderer class Scout/Courier
- Xero class Scout
- Yono class Scout
- Zydmnar class Scout
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