Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle

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Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle
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Homegrown subsector navy fuel shuttle.
Type: UF Fuel Shuttle
Agility 4
Also see Utility Craft
Architect James Kundert
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Cargo 1.0 Tons
Cost MCr239.115,
Qty: MCr191.292
Crew 3
Enlisted 1
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Sphere Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP UF-6S50
Reference Fan: James Kundert
Size 60 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle is a noncombatant auxiliary smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 5-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined sphere hull.


The Wart is the basic heavy fighter of the Inar SysDefCom and has several variants, including non-combat models (the Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle for instance), and the fusion-armed Wart-F.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) when necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 0-99 tons.
2. Crew x1 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-0 NAFAL
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment None
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Duchy of Inar based out of Inar (world) has a vibrant TL-14 or TL-E ship building industry, known for innovative designs and clever Naval Architecture. They are best known for their unstreamlined cylinder hull tail-sitter ship designs and sphere hulled smallcraft specialized for star system defense. They also build some of the finest fusion guns and ECM systems in Imperial Space.

It is one of the well known 60-ton sphere designs of Inar (Deneb 1213).

The cost below is according to standard rules, but Inar has been building spherical small craft for so long that the actual price per hull is about 63% of normal. Due to the high cost of the ship computer and power plant in the Wart, the MCr5 savings is not significant in this design.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Utility Craft - Smallcraft - Fuel Shuttle:

  1. Type UF class Fuel Shuttle
    1. Bubble class Fuel Cutter
    2. Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle
    3. Louis & Clark class Fuel Pinnace
    4. Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace
    5. Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle
    6. Zheug class Fueling Shuttle

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.