Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant

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Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
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Type: R2 Subsidized Merchant
Category ACS
Size 600 Tons
Hull Configuration TBD Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 2
Staterooms 0
Crew 6
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 390.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Architect Ken Pick
Cost MCr227.5
Illustration No
Also see Liner
Canon Unpublished, fan design
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]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Merchant - Far Liner:

  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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