Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser

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Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser
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Published, canon starship design.
Type: CL Cruiser
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Cruiser
Architect Bleddyn Wilson
Blueprint No
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 60 Tons
Cost MCr10,293
Crew 157
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 120
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-4
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 75
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Zhodani Consulate
Passengers 2 High/Med Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 12,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Light Cruiser Vlezdre’ is the first unit in its class (2 of batch I actually built, 16 Batch II with 16 more on the slipways). It is a 12,000 ton military design with a construction tech level of 14 and a cost of MCr10,239., including design fees. Construction time is 162 weeks. Subsequent ships of the class will cost MCr 18,131. and take 131 weeks to complete.

  • The 12,000 ton hull is of the Cone configuration; it is streamlined and capable of atmospheric work (hull cost, including 10% surcharge for Cone configuration: MCr1,320.0). The ship carries armor factor-2. Fuel scoops are present (MCr12.0).
  • Two bridges (480.0 tons; MCr120.0) and 2 computers are installed, highest rated is model 5fib (10.0 tons; MCr68.0; 3 energy points).
  • The ship is Jump-4 (600 tons; MCr2), Maneuver-4 (1,320 tons; MCr660), and Power plant-7 (1,680 tons; MCr5). The power plant provides 840 energy points.
  • Fuel tankage provides 5,640 tons of fuel. 4,800 tons enables a 4 parsec jump range and a further 840 tons giving endurance 4 weeks (28 weeks powered down). There is a fuel purification plant (11.3 tons; MCr0.08).
  • The ship is armed; Two repulsor batteries of factor 3 (100 tons; MCr 12; 10 energy points). Four missile batteries of factor 9 (200 tons; MCr 48). Three particle accelerator batteries of factor 9 (300 tons; MCr 105; 180 energy points). 12 sand caster batteries of factor 4 (12 tons; MCr 9). Four laser batteries of factor 5 (8 tons; MCr 24; 24 energy points). No spinal mount.
  • The ship carries a factor-3 nuclear damper (20.0 tons; MCr 45.0; 30.0 energy points) and a factor-3 meson screen (45.0 tons; MCr 55.0; 72.0 energy points)
  • The crew numbers 233 (Command: 2+7, Engineers: 1+35, Service: 1+23, Flight: 1+34, Gunners: 1+42, Marines: 3+72, Steward: 0+1, Specialists: 3+6, Medic: 0+1) including 73 marines. A frozen watch is also carried. Passengers number 2 high, 1 mid. All sophonts are accomodated in 15 staterooms, 221 half-staterooms (cabins) and 117 low berths (560.5 tons; MCr68.6).
  • Payloads carried includes; a large troop trainning and assembly area , three Jump capsule launchers, 48 Jump capsule, launch-readies, 48 additional Jump capsules, 24 Reconnaissence and survellience probes. cargos, two electronic warfare and intelligence skiffs , (99.0 tons, MCr3.6).
  • A cargo hold of 60.0 tons is provided.
  • Ship's vehicles include; Four ZNLF grav gunships in berths, with 48.0 ton of garage space. 12 10 ton Light Fighters, Two 50 ton Cutters, Two 50 ton cutter modules, occupying a 416.0 ton hanger.
  • The ship has an agility of 4 and an emergency agility of 4.

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 craft) 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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
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]

The Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser is a ship serving with the Zhodani Navy.

The Vlezdre’ Class Light Cruiser first appeared a few months before the outbreak of the Fifth Frontier War. The Vlezdre’ and her sister ship Vlezabr are the first of the class and where laid down at Pri (0601-Letlansh/Iakr) in 1101. By 1106 they had completed their shake down cruises and were assigned to the 17th & 18th Cruiser Squadrons respectively. Although they are classified as light cruisers they are moderately armored and heavily armed for their size at the cost of range and speed. Offensively, they rely on the three batteries of 100-ton Particle Accelerator Bays to engage and defeat the enemy. The class is designed for aggressive reconnaissance in advance of the heavy cruisers and to screen them against the other light cruisers, heavier destroyers and System Defense Boats encountered in Imperial Space. With the outbreak of the war all production stopped on the other 8 hulls laid down. To maintain the fleet resources where channeled to refit and repair of existing capital ships. Both the Vlezdre’ and the Vlezabr survived the conflict and had performed up to expectations for the class. During the post-war refit a thorough board of naval inquiry by the Zhodani Navy and the Bureau of Zhodani Naval Architects was concluded on and then modified the class. Implementing these modifications the remaining eight hulls where completed (1114) and are known as Batch 1 Mod 1s. Where as the original two ships of the class are known as Batch 1 Mod 0. The Second generation of the class (Batch 2) has been laid down and a total of 16 have been completed since(1116) and another 16 more are under construction at naval shipyards at Pri and Yeprdrebzdi (0726-Anshieprlenzh/Ziafrplians). The batch 1 & 2 cruisers are deployed in the 10th, 14th -19th Cruiser Squadrons along the borders of the Imperium and Vargr Extents. The Vlezdre’ and her sister ship are both now in 84th Cruiser Squadron deployed in the Iakr (Foreven) sector along the frontier. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

The carried fighter squadron is supplemented with a small team of psionic adepts who add to the combat efficiency and flexibility to the fighters when deployed.
• There is a Flag/Consular Stateroom on bored that is the equivalent of three staterooms combined, when not occupied it is used as an officer’s lounge.
• A Reinforced Platoon of Zhodani Special Naval Landing Force is assigned to each cruiser as ship’s troops for security, boarding parties and surface actions. They are armed for surface operations at TL 14 with Gauss rifles, Light VRF Gauss guns, Tac-Missile launchers & combat armor. There are four grav gunships capable of carrying each a squad and armed with VRF Gauss guns and Tac-Missiles. For shipboard duties the platoon s armed with laser pistols and carbines for vessel defense.
• The 24 Reconnaissance probes are used in gathering intelligence in hostile star systems. They can be used in passive an actives modes and have an operational life of 6 months due to the small fusion reactor they carry. Lightly armed for self-defense and possessing a wide sweeping array of electronic, seismic and visual sensors they are capable of operating in deep space and on planetary surfaces they enable the cruiser to stay on the leading edge of the information/intelligence war. If disabled and recovered by non-Zhodani forces they have a built in self destruct device equivalent to a .1megaton yield nuclear weapon.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Light Cruiser:

  1. Type CL class Light Cruiser
    1. Amazone class Light Cruiser
    2. Atsah class Light Cruiser
    3. Basilos class Pocket Cruiser
    4. Blue Ridge class Command Cruiser
    5. Blunt Force class Light Cruiser
    6. Death's Head class Light Cruiser
    7. Delightful class Light Cruiser
    8. Dimin class Pocket Cruiser
    9. Foghoks class Heavy Cruiser
    10. Grinder class Light Cruiser
    11. Griswold class Light Cruiser
    12. Guanxou class Light Cruiser
    13. Gvergh class Cruiser
    14. Holy Avenger class Pursuit Cruiser
    15. Hughes class Light Cruiser
    16. Ikired*Ni class Medium Cruiser
    17. Imporis class Light Cruiser
    18. Intrepid class Cruiser
    19. Iroieah class Light Cruiser
    20. K'shek class Light Cruiser
    21. Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser
    22. Khiirshag class Light Cruiser
    23. Kilbride class Light Frigate
    24. Lenat class Light Cruiser
    25. Lon Mardos class Light Cruiser
    26. Montrose class Light Frigate
    27. Oumuamua class Light Cruiser
    28. Plizhdrint class Light Cruiser
    29. Pteron class Battle Cruiser
    30. Pugnacious class Battle Cruiser
    31. Resadiye class Light Cruiser
    32. Riavl class Light Cruiser
    33. Sabre class Light Cruiser
    34. Salazar class Light Cruiser
    35. Sanoet class Light Cruiser
    36. Sarmonocci class Light Cruiser
    37. SH20K class Light Cruiser
    38. Shizhdr class Light Cruiser
    39. Swooping Victory class Defense Cruiser
    40. Tacoolu class Light Cruiser
    41. Terminus class Light Cruiser
    42. Terrible class Light Cruiser
    43. Ticonderoga class Light Cruiser
    44. Trundi Fringe class Light Cruiser
    45. Type C31 class Cruiser
    46. Valeria class Light Cruiser
    47. Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser
    48. Vosh class Security Cruiser
    49. Warhound class Light Cruiser
    50. Weakhto class Cruiser
    51. Winston class Light Cruiser
    52. Zhdavldlits class Light Cruiser
    53. Zydar class Light Cruiser

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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Bleddyn Wilson