Type C class Mercenary Cruiser

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Type C class Mercenary Cruiser
Merc-Cruiser-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-37 03-July-2018a.jpg
TBD
Type: CY Mercenary Cruiser
Agility 3
Also see Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
Architect Marc Miller
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon ship design with a Keith illustration.
Cargo 80.0 Tons
Cost MCr445.95
Crew 9
Enlisted 3
Officers 6
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 8
Hull Sphere Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 50
Model Model/5
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP CY-HS33
Reference Starships 20.
Size 800 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

Mercenary Cruiser (type C): Using an 800-ton hull, the mercenary cruiser is built to carry small troop units for corporate or government operations. [1]

Basic Ship Synopsis[edit]

C Mercenary Cruiser. 800 tons. Jump-3, 3-G. 318 tons fuel (48 tons reserve). Model/5. 25 staterooms. 8 hardpoints (8 triple turrets). Air/raft. 2 Modular cutters (1 open module, 1 fuel module, 2 ATV modules). 2 ATVs. 80 tons cargo. Unstreamlined. 8 crew. MCr445.95: 25 months. [2]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It has jump drive-M, maneuver drive-M, and power plant-M, giving Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. Fuel tankage of 318 tons supports the power plant, provides for one Jump-3, and holds 48 tons in reserve for its small craft and for long term operations. [3]

Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/5. There are 25 staterooms and no low berths. Eight turrets are installed, with fire control, but no weaponry is carried. The ship carries two 50-ton cutters, each with an ATV module (which includes an ATV). There is provision inside the ship for two additional modules. There is an air/raft carried in a hull compartment. Cargo capacity is 80.0 tons. The hull is unstreamlined. [4]

The minimum crew necessary for the mercenary cruiser is nine: commanding officer, pilot, navigator, four engineers, and medic. Gunners, cutter pilots, troops, and administrative personnel may be added as desired. The ship costs MCr445.95 and typically takes twenty-five months to build. [5]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A landed Broadsword with Mercs deploying.
    Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser.jpg
  2. A deployed Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser in a landing bay.
    Broadsword scene 4 post sig Shawn-Driscoll 01-May-2019a.png
  3. A Modular Cutter coming in for a docking to a mothership.
    Type-C-Merc-Cruiser-WH-Keith-CT 14-May-2019a.jpg
  4. A Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser in a landing bay with a Wheeled ATV.
    Broadsword between worlds 1 post sig Shawn-Driscoll 01-May-2019a.png
  5. A Modular Cutter exiting the hangar of a Type C class Mercenary Cruiser.
    MODULAR-CUTTER-docking-CT-Fighting-Ships-Pg-21 06-Sept-2018b.jpg
  6. A Broadsword-class exiting an atmosphere with a modular cutter.
    Broadsword-class SGK-03-Jae-Stewart 10-June-2019a.png

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. [6]

Basic Ship Characteristics [7]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 800 tons. The hull is unstreamlined.
2. Crew x9 crew. The minimum crew necessary for the mercenary cruiser is nine: commanding officer, pilot, navigator, four engineers, and medic. Gunners, cutter pilots, troops, and administrative personnel may be added as desired.
3. Performance It has jump drive-M, maneuver drive-M, and power plant-M, giving Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/5.
5. Hardpoints x8 hardpoints.
6. Armament Eight turrets are installed, with fire control, but no standard weaponry is carried.
7. Defenses Ship defensive equipment is classified. It is believed to be heavily armored.
8. Craft The ship carries two 50-ton cutters, each with an ATV module (...which includes an ATV). There is provision inside the ship for two additional modules. There is an air/raft carried in a hull compartment.
9. Fuel Treatment Yes. Fuel tankage of 318 tons supports the power plant, provides for one Jump-3, and holds 48 tons in reserve for its small craft and for long term operations.
10. Cost The ship costs MCr445.95.
11. Construction Time It typically takes twenty-five months to build.
12. Comments Cargo capacity is 80.0 tons.
  • It’s a very tough design that has been designed, redesigned, and manufactured by numerous manufactures at different tech levels.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

While the Type C refers to any cruiser class ship, it is most commonly associated with the spheroidal mercenary cruisers used in situations where local ducal forces or Third Imperium line forces are not available. It’s a very tough design that has been designed, redesigned, and manufactured by numerous manufacturers at different tech levels.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

The first ship of this class bore the name Broadsword, and following ships of the class have been named for edged weapons and polearms. As the class grew and more ships were built, the general category of non-missile firing weapons was assumed for naming of additional ships.

Class Members[edit]

Type C class Mercenary Cruiser
Named Ship Named Ship Named Ship
  • Broadsword (Class Leader)
  • Blade
  • Cutlass
  • Dagger
  • Foil
  • Mameluke
  • Rapier
  • Sabre
  • Tulawar
  • Claymore
  • Flamberge
  • Gladius
  • Zwiehander
  • Kukri
  • Sword
  • Kris
  • Scimitar
  • Scramasax
  • Bowie
  • Pugio
  • Misericord
  • Spatha
  • Claybeg
  • Mace
  • Clave
  • Francisca
  • Chemin-de-fer
  • Morning Star
  • Bayonet
  • Oxtongue
  • Battle Ax
  • Scythe
  • Pilum
  • Javelin
  • Hasta
  • Lancea
  • Framea
  • Assegai
  • Halberd
  • Pike
  • Kontos
  • War Spear
  • Dragon Fist

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Warship - Mercenary Cruiser:

  1. Type CY class Mercenary Cruiser
    1. Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser
    2. Ares Dragon class Mercenary Cruiser
    3. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    4. Byrna class Mercenary Cruiser
    5. Duke Boris class Mercenary Cruiser
    6. Longsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    7. Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser
    8. Tethys class Mercenary Transport
    9. Tleiatre class Battle Leader
    10. Type C class Mercenary Cruiser

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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