TC10 Kalsop class Frigate
|TC10 Kalsop class Frigate|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: EF Frigate|
|Computer||No information yet available.|
|Crew||54 with 36 marines|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Year Operational||No information yet available.|
|Canon||Unpublished, non-canon design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The TC10 Kalsop class Frigate is a guided missile frigate class deployed by the Trooles Confederation. Examples of the class can be encountered throughout the coreward parts of Theta Borealis Sector. The vessel has a fully streamlined needle/wedge structure hull. It is fitted with fuel scoops and fuel purification plant allowing it to perform wilderness ocean refueling.
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage||The TC10 Kalsop class Frigate is constructed using a 1,000 Ton hull built in a fully streamlined needle/wedge structure configuration. The hull is capable of wilderness ocean refueling.
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and an upgraded fusion Power Plant-7, giving performance of Jump-2 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration. It is fitted with drop tanks, should extended range operations be required.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge are a pair of Model/5 fib computers.
|6.||Armament||TC10 Kalsop class Frigate are fitted with weapon systems for naval service.
|8.||Craft||4 x 4T TC004 Rambler class Grav APC, 1 x 20T Gig|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 270 Tons. They are delivered with a new set of optional jump 2 drop tanks, which can be fitted as needed.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,131.889 (base)|
|11.||Construction Time||120 weeks as standard, 96 weeks in bulk.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 5 Tons.
History & Background (Dossier)
The TC10 Kalsop class Frigate class was purchased and deployed by the Trooles Confederation. A completely different orbital hull fabrication company was sub-contracted to deliver these hulls. More accustom to civilian hulls, this was their first major naval contract. They unfortunately, lacked an important military capability. Their forges were incapable for creating the super dense hull metals required. As a result no hull armor graces this largely defenseless beauty. A radical departure from the more traditional streamlined cones, common in the navy, these graceful winged vessels are visually striking. They look like old atmospheric dog fighters which have escaped their atmospheric domain to venture deep into space flight. Crews have taken to applying nose art, with fierce faces, and lurid teeth which accentuate the gaping maw of the massive missile bay. The drop tanks fit flush below the variable geometry wings, and the Gig has a streamlined dorsal cowling. Fast and agile these ships are not crewed in keeping with traditional naval doctrine. As a result the engineering department swelled, and the bureaucratic command department effectively disappeared. They boast an expanded marine capacity. They meet the milspec missile array, but could not provide any secondary defensive armaments, which leaves an exploitable vulnerability.
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