Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle

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Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle
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A Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle ferrying passengers across system space.
Type: UMS Cargo Shuttle
Agility 3
Also see Utility Craft / Shuttle
Architect Dave Sering
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Cargo 71.0 Tons
Cost MCr33
Crew 2
Enlisted 0
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1 Flt
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP UMS-9A30
Reference Doom of the Singing Star 57.
Size 95 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP UMS-TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle is a non-combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It may mount up to two lasers; remaining weapons must be missile racks or sandcasters. It has 71 tons of excess space, and typically costs MCr33. [1]

Shuttles are usually unarmed, and are capable of cargo transfer in a vacuum. They have a mass displacement of 95 dTons, are typically capable of three Gs of acceleration, and can carry up to thirty passengers. They have a cargo hold capacity of 80.0 tons and a fuel capacity of 9.0 tons. [2]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle returning planetside from a moduleship hangar.
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  2. A Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle heading for its coreship hangar after launching from planetside.
    Type-423-CT-ORIGINAL-Ken-Simpson-Doom-Singing-Star-pg-57 18-Oct-2019a.jpg

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. [3]

Basic Ship Characteristics [4]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 95 tons.
2. Crew x2 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/1 flt ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr33.
11. Construction Time 6 months to build, 4 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The standard ship’s Shuttle is one of the largest and highest performance smallcraft vessels at 95 tons. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space. Access to planetary surfaces by ships incapable of landing themselves is made using shuttles which are present at a starport, or which are carried by the starship itself. [5]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Smallcraft - Utility Craft:

  1. Type UMS class Shuttle
    1. Aanz class System Shuttle
    2. Andrew class Commercial Shuttle
    3. Carrus class Shuttle
    4. Ciigusna class Shuttle
    5. Crawm class Shuttle
    6. Deployment Shuttle
    7. Excellence class Fast Shuttle
    8. Generic Shuttle
    9. Intruder class Shuttle
    10. Olympian class Shuttle
    11. Rosendal class Shuttle
    12. Traissthurdusa class Rocket
    13. Type 423 class Cargo Shuttle
    14. Vanguard class Shuttle

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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