Vishe class Light Monitor

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Vishe class Light Monitor
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: HMVL Light Monitor
Agility 6
Also see Monitor
Architect Ben W. Bell, Martin Dougherty
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 18.5 Tons
Cost MCr1,221.8
Crew 40
Enlisted 28
Officers 12
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 14
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/6 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 35 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fighting Ships 42.
Size 1,400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Vishe class Light Monitor is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

VISHE CLASS LIGHT MONITOR – TL-12: The Vishe can be considered to be an overgrown system defense boat with delusions of grandeur. Built on a 1,400-ton hull, the streamlined cylindrical vessel is built around a ‘baby spinal mount’ (in fact, a 100t particle accelerator bay arranged in the manner of a spinal weapon) and the reactors that power it. Four triple turrets round out the armament, each carrying a pair of sandcasters and a laser dedicated to the point-defense role.

Inspired by the Seydlitz class, the Vishe is designed to pose a threat to commerce raiders and invaders, therefore acting as a deterrent. Faced with any foe over about 3,000t, the Vishe can do little but make a last-ditch death-and-glory attack, and will probably take its foe with it. It is terrifyingly fragile to be used against anything bigger than an escort destroyer, but its heavy main armament can disable a typical commerce raider in one shot and in numbers (with suitably determined handling) can pose a threat even to cruiser-sized vessels.

The Vishe class was offered to the Imperial Navy but only a handful were taken up. It is fairly common in the colonial fleets however.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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 xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Defensive Ship - Very Light Monitor:

  1. Type HMVL class Very Light Monitor
    1. Kaga class System Monitor
    2. Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitor
    3. Porton class Asteroid Monitor
    4. Vishe class Light Monitor

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.