Type VX class Courier
|Type VX class Courier|
A Tathoe class Scout/Courier or Type VX class Courier preparing to deliver passengers planet side.
|Type: XC Courier|
|Also see||Scout Vessel / Tathoe class Scout/Courier|
|Architect||J. Andrew Keith|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design.|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||4 High/Med 0 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Type VX class Courier is a light warship.
Vargr Courier (Type VX): Using a custom 200-ton hull, the Vargr Courier is intended for transportation of messages and envoys rapidly over interstellar distances. It mounts Jump drive-C, Maneuver drive-C, and Power plant-C, giving performance of Jump-3 and 3G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 90.0 tons supports the power plant and one Jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a model/2 bis computer. There are four staterooms and no low berths. The ship has two hardpoints and two tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hardpoints are two single turrets: Each mounts one beam laser. There is one ship's vehicle: A ship's boat. Cargo capacity is 5.0 tons. The hull is streamlined.
The Vargr Courier requires a crew of four: pilot, navigator, engineer, and medic. Double occupancy permits the addition of up to four others, such as gunners, emissaries, or other passengers. The ship is not intended for commercial passenger carriage. The Vargr Courier costs MCr128.872 (...including architect's fees, but not standard discount; prices may vary), and takes 12 months to build.
General Description & Deck Plans
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||TBD tons.|
|4.||Electronics||Model/TBD fib ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||TBD|
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
Using a 200-ton hull, the Vargr courier is designed for the fast transport of emissaries and messages over interstellar distances. The courier is generally used by military and government organisations for diplomatic and intelligence purposes.
The Vargr courier requires a crew of four; a pilot, navigator, engineer and medic. Four additional crew or passengers such as emissaries and gunners can also be carried with double occupancy.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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Selected Variant Types & Classes
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller, John Harshman. Vargr (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), 13.
- Frank Chadwick, John Harshman, J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller, Loren Wiseman. The Traveller Adventure (Game Designers Workshop, 1983), 152-153.
- Simon Beal. Vargr (Mongoose Publishing, 2009), 72-74.
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