Umbra class Battlecruiser

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Umbra class Battlecruiser
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TBD
Type: CH Battle Cruiser
Category BCS
Size 72,000 Tons
Hull Configuration [[TBD Hull]]
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Engineering
Computer Model/6 fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 720
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 686 with 115 marines
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 40.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Construction
Origin Distant Fringe
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Price
Cost MCr65,271.199 in quantity 81,588.999
Statistics
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Source
Also see Battlecruiser
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Umbra class Battlecruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The streamlined needle/wedge hull is fitted with fuel scoops and fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling. Capable of 4G acceleration and 4-Agility. They have a pair of Model/6 fib ship computers, and redundant screens. It carries enough internal fuel for a Jump-2 with a Jump-1 reserve. It is fitted with Jump-2 drop tanks for trans-rift extended range.

It was designed around the most powerful spinal mounted meson gun available at TL–12. It also features batteries of every other weapon system available. Eighty triple sand caster batteries, a repulsor bay, ten triple beam laser turrets, ten dual fusion gun turrets, a particle accelerator bay, and 520 triple missile turrets. The armor precluded the heavier missile bays in a hull this size. The meson gun requires too much room.

They carry 115 marines, two 50 ton cutters, and a pair of 4 ton air rafts.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Nexus Fleet Forces. Used to lead NFF Task Forces, this design is built at Nexus (Ha 1526) (world).

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Heavy Cruiser:

  1. Type CH class Heavy Cruiser
    1. Arakoine class Strike Cruiser
    2. Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser
    3. Aubaka class Battle Cruiser
    4. Bastion class Battle Cruiser
    5. Blake class Heavy Cruiser
    6. Canton class Control Cruiser
    7. Chazhdr class Light Cruiser
    8. Conquest class Heavy Cruiser
    9. Cynical Son class Battlecruiser
    10. Dacrows Mire class Battlecruiser
    11. Dadiat class Heavy Cruiser
    12. Dauntless class Heavy Cruiser
    13. Effendi class Heavy Cruiser
    14. Elaezoe class Cruiser
    15. Elfen Lied class Heavy Cruiser
    16. Eurisko class Heavy Cruiser
    17. Fulcrum class Battlecruiser
    18. Gateway class Heavy Cruiser
    19. Gauntlet class Battlecruiser
    20. Glenaurian class Heavy Cruiser
    21. Gridlow class Heavy Cruiser
    22. Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser
    23. Honre class Asteroid Battle Cruiser
    24. Hu Gi Singh class Battlecruiser
    25. Iridium Vow class Battlecruiser
    26. Joker class Battle Cruiser
    27. Kagori class Battlecruiser
    28. Kalradin class Battlecruiser
    29. Kas'Drak class Strike Cruiser
    30. Kirov class Cruiser
    31. Mercury class Heavy Cruiser
    32. Minsk class Heavy Cruiser
    33. Mongol Risen class Cruiser
    34. Narmo class Heavy Cruiser
    35. Neivrdlalh class Heavy Cruiser
    36. Nightrim class Heavy Cruiser
    37. Nordica class Battlecruiser
    38. Normandy class Heavy Cruiser
    39. Panjiach class Heavy Cruiser
    40. Planet class Heavy Cruiser
    41. Pukushik class Cruiser
    42. Refined class Heavy Cruiser
    43. Regal class Battlecruiser
    44. Repulse class Heavy Cruiser
    45. Rugiceps class Light Cruiser
    46. Scapa class Heavy Frigate
    47. Sentinel class Heavy Cruiser
    48. SH70K class Heavy Cruiser
    49. Shtiaba class Light Cruiser
    50. Tash class Heavy Cruiser
    51. Tliabazhdrinzh class Heavy Cruiser
    52. Trend class Support Cruiser
    53. Umbra class Battlecruiser
    54. Viatoris class Heavy Cruiser
    55. Vieblazhdr class Heavy Cruiser
    56. Vonk class Cruiser
    57. Vrapkenchkinj class Light Battlecruiser
    58. Windhorst class Heavy Cruiser
    59. Xing!kir class Light Cruiser
    60. Xundar class Heavy Cruiser

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak