Type A1 class Free Trader

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Type A1 class Free Trader
Far-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-44 03-July-2018a.jpg
Type: A1 Free Trader
Category ACS
Size 200 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
Computer 1
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Hardpoints 2
Staterooms 0
Crew 4-5
    Officers 4-5
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 81.0 tons Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Architect TBD
End of Service Still in active service.
Quick Ship Profile A1-BS11
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Merchant Vessel - Tramp Vessel
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Traders and Gunboats
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Type A1 class Free Trader is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-1 performance.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. The A1 is externally identical to the Early model A2, a Garu.
    Far-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-81 03-July-2018a.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 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 / Hull 200 tons.
2. Crew 4-5 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/1 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints 2 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones x1 Air/Raft
9. Fuel Treatment Yes
10. Cost MCr 54.5.
11. Construction Time 8 months
12. Comments Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Variants: In addition to minor variations based on the ship's weaponry, one major variant has been produced — a cheaper A1 free trader with a larger cargo capacity. The A1 free trader is essentially identical in performance with the type A (…from Book 2) but is otherwise similar to the A2. It has only four low passage berths, a ship computer Model/1, and Jump-1, 1-G capabilities. Its cargo capacity is increased to 81.0 tons, primarily through a higher ceiling on the cargo bay; its fuel capacity is reduced to 30.0 tons, and much of the drive room becomes waste space. Cost is MCr54.5, which still cannot compete with the type A, primarily because it uses a cheaper hull configuration. Nonetheless, some of these ships can be encountered; they are externally identical to the type A2. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s[edit]

Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

9 Representative Free Trader (A) Classes[edit]

14 Representative Free Trader (A1) Classes[edit]

See also[edit]

28 Representative Far Trader (A2) Classes[edit]

5 Representative Deep Trader (A3) Classes[edit]

8 Representative Armoured Trader (AA) Classes[edit]

15 Representative Light Trader (AL) Classes[edit]

6 Representative Medium Trader (AM) Classes[edit]

5 Representative Heavy Trader (AH) Classes[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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