Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant

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Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: R2 Subsidized Merchant
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Liner
Architect Ken Pick
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 390.0 Tons
Cost MCr227.5
Crew 6
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 2
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 10 Low
QSP {{{QSP}}}
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–11
USP TBD
Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant

The Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant is a relatively common modification of the stock Type R class Subsidized Merchant and can be found throughout Charted Space.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Stretched Subsidized Merchant (Type RL2): Using a 600-ton hull, the Stretched Merchant is an enlarged version of the Type R Subsidized Merchant. It mounts jump drive-G, maneuver drive-G, and power plant-G, giving a performance of jump-2 and 2-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 140 tons supports the power plant and allows one jump-2. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/2. There are 14 staterooms and ten low berths. The ship has two hardpoints and two tons allocated to fire control; no weapons are mounted. There is one ship's vehicle: a 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 280 tons; the cargo hold is plumbed for collapsible and demountable fuel tanks and may be subdivided for ship's vehicle bays. The hull is streamlined.

The Stretched Merchant requires a crew of six: pilot, navigator, two engineers, medic, and steward. The ship can carry eight high/middle passengers and ten low passengers; maximum life-support capacity is 28. The ship costs MCr 227.5 (not counting weapons) and takes 22 months to build at Tech Level 11.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This is a "stretch" modification of the stock Type R class Subsidized Merchant into a larger and faster ship, assuming that the crew/passenger/bridge section (where most of the complex systems would be) is relatively standard and adding hull metal and standard engine pods is relatively easy.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Some of the best known and most widely produced versions of this ship include:
Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Merchant:

  1. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant AKA Far Liner
    1. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    2. Cihzicih class Transport
    3. Nye class Caravel
    4. Palatine class Merchant Trader
    5. Revolver class Modular Liner
    6. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
    7. Type RX class Merchant Trader

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