Type A1 class Free Trader
|Type A1 class Free Trader|
|Type: A1 Free Trader|
|Hull Configuration||Wedge Hull|
|Cargo||81.0 tons Tons|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||A1-BS11|
|Also see||Merchant Vessel - Tramp Vessel|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Traders and Gunboats|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
It is a vessel with 1-G and J-1 performance.
- It carries light armament and a defensive suite.
- It ordinarily carries a single air/raft and no drones.
- It has a five sophont crew and no marines.
- The A1 is externally identical to the Early model A2, a Garu.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||200 tons.|
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/1 ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||x1 Air/Raft|
|11.||Construction Time||8 months|
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. 
Class Naming Practice/s
Peculiarities: No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
9 Representative Free Trader (A) Classes
14 Representative Free Trader (A1) Classes
28 Representative Far Trader (A2) Classes
5 Representative Deep Trader (A3) Classes
8 Representative Armoured Trader (AA) Classes
15 Representative Light Trader (AL) Classes
6 Representative Medium Trader (AM) Classes
5 Representative Heavy Trader (AH) Classes
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