Sydkai class Cruiser

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Sydkai class Cruiser
Domain of Deneb Logo.gif
Domain of Deneb vessel.
Type: CVL Cruiser
Category ACS
Size 2,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Computer Model/9 fib
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Hardpoints 20
Staterooms 0
Crew 27 +14 Frozen Watch
46 Marines
    Officers 9
    Enlisted 18
    Marines 46
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 475.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Domain of Deneb
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr1,312.004 (base)
MCr1,049.603 (qty)
Architect fee George MacLure, Rob Prior, Charles Kalina.
Quick Ship Profile CC-VS33
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Cruiser
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference MegaTraveller Journal 03
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Sydkai class Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This vessel was designed, built and deployed “behind the claw,” its mission is long-term detached patrols of the frontier section. With the increasing boldness and potency of Vargr raiders along the Domain's frontier, these anti-piracy patrols have become increasingly important to the survival of the Domain."

The Flying Bridge of the vessel is located on the stern wing and the primary sensors are mounted directly below it. While this arrangement offers excellent visibility for small craft operations and holds the sensors clear of the hull, the exposed position is seen as a potential Achilles heel within the design: the vessel can effectively be decapitated with a single powerful hit.

For this reason, the stern wing flying bridge is only used under non-combat conditions. The secure bridge is located within the hull in a shielded location.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Sydkai-class under spaceflight with a smallcraft about to dock.
    Sydkai-class-Thomas-Peters 10-May-2019a.jpg
  2. A computer-generated schematic of a specific hull of the Sydkai-class.
    Sydkai-class-Cruiser- Kurt-Feltenberger 14-May-2019a text modified.jpg

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 2000 Tons. Streamlined wedge configuration.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: x27 (+14).

Total Marine Complement: x46.

  • x2 Officers, x12 NCOs, x32 Enlisted.


Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics The vessel has a flying bridge mounted on the stern wing. Model/9 [[fib Ship Computer, x2 backup Model/9 fib Ship Computers.
5. Hardpoints x20 hardpoints.
  • The suggested battery groupings bring the vessel into line with High Guard and tally closely with the listed gunnery crew. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Sydkai class is:

x4 triple Beam Laser turrets.

  • Suggested grouping: two batteries each of 2 linked turrets.

x16 triple Missile Turrets.

7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft Flight:

x1 50-Ton Garrag class Modular Cutter.
x1 50-Ton Lushina class Fast Cutter.

x4 10-Ton Astrin class APCs.

Drop Capsules:
x18 Drop Capsule launch tubes.

9. Fuel Treatment. Fuel Tankage: 660 Tons.
10. Cost MCr1,312.004.
MCr1,049.603 in quantity.
  • Architects Fee: MCr13.120.
11. Construction Time 32.5 months or 130 weeks.
12. Comments Cargo Hold: 475.0 Tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Sydkai class Cruiser is a relatively new vessel in the service of the Domain of Deneb.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

All ships in the class take their names from capital or significant cities throughout the Domain of Deneb.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Very Light Cruiser:

  1. Type CVL class Very Light Cruiser
    1. Sydkai class Cruiser
    2. TC15 Edhoda class Light Cruiser
    3. Type C class Cruiser

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