Type A class Free Trader

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Type A class Free Trader
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Type A class Free Trader
Type: A Free Trader
Category ACS
Size 200 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Engineering
Computer Model/1
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 2
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 4
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 2
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 82 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Construction
Origin Third Imperium
Architect Dave Sering, Marc Miller
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Price
Cost MCr37.08
Statistics
Quick Ship Profile A-BS11
Images
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Source
Also see Free Trader
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Characters and Combat 24.
Classic Traveller core ship design.

Free Trader (type A): Using a 200-ton hull, the free trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers. [1]

Basic Ship Synopsis[edit]

A Free Trader. 200 tons. Jump-1. 1-G. 30 tons fuel. Model/1. 10 staterooms. 20 low. 2 hardpoints. 82 tons cargo. Streamlined. 4 crew. MCr37.08: 11 months. [3]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It has jump drive-A, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-A, giving performance of jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. There is fuel tankage for 30 tons, sufficient for the power plant and one jump-1. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/1. There are ten staterooms and twenty low berths. [4]

No turrets or weaponry are installed, but there are two hardpoints and two tons are set aside for fire control. There are no ship's vehicles. Cargo capacity is 82.0 tons. The hull is streamlined. The free trader requires a crew of four: pilot, engineer, medic, and steward. Gunners may be carried if the ship is armed. The ship costs MCr37.08 and typically takes eleven months to build. [5]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An image of a Beowulf class Free Trader, one of the most common Type A class Free Trader variants.
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  2. An image of a variant Type A class Free Trader.
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  3. An image of a variant Type A class Free Trader.
    Type A Free Trader Alt.png

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) where necessary. [6]

Basic Ship Characteristics [7]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 200 tons. The hull is streamlined.
2. Crew x4 crew. The free trader requires a crew of four: pilot, engineer, medic, and steward. Gunners may be carried if the ship is armed.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Computer Model/1
5. Hardpoints x2 hardpoints
6. Armament No turrets or weaponry are normally installed, but there are two hardpoints and two tons are set aside for fire control. Capacity for two turrets.
7. Defenses Not generally equipped. Sandcasters common on multi-turrets
8. Craft There are no ship's vehicles.
9. Fuel Treatment Yes. Scoops and purification. There is fuel tankage for 30 tons, sufficient for the power plant and one Jump-1.
10. Cost The ship costs MCr37.08.
11. Construction Time It typically takes eleven months to build.
12. Comments The Type A becomes the cornerstone of interstellar commerce by the end of the TL:7-9 technological epoch. Numerous models of various tech levels and styles appear over a millennia to the present. The earliest ship models were believed to be Vilani from the Vilani Empire before the Ziru Sirka, but many records were lost after the Rule of Man. [8]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Type A becomes the cornerstone of interstellar commerce by the end of the TL:7-9 tech epoch. It can operate under impromptu circumstances as a tramp liner and typically transports interstellar mail along all but the most frequented trade routes. A great number of variant classes of the Type A have been manufactured over the millennia. [9]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

The Type A itself doesn't have a specific naming practice. However, it's many classes and subclasses do... The naming practice of the Beowulf class Free Trader are best known. They are named after the heroes of sophontic literature. [10]

See also[edit]

89 Representative Free Trader (A) Classes[edit]

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