Wulf class Free Trader
|Wulf class Free Trader|
Distant Fringe vessel.
|Type: A2 Far Trader|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Offensive||1 3x beam laser, 1 3x missile launcher|
|Construction Time||9 Months|
|Year Operational||Founding Era|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||AT-BS22|
|Universal Ship Profile||A2–2222221–000000–30002-0|
|Canon||Unpublished, fan design|
|Reference||Fan: Ade Stewart|
- Please also see article: Ships of the Distant Fringe.
The Wulf class Free Trader is a generic civilian vessel: it is a small commercial transport commonly encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Commercial Vessel and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The venerable Wulf class Free Trader.
The Wulf class is a streamlined, flattened ovoid cone with a mean width of 15 meters, a mean height of 9 meters, and a length of around 49 meters: a small superstructure with a height of 3 meters sits on the top of the vessel. The ship has a total enclosed volume of approximately 2,700 cubic meters. There are three decks: a superstructure deck containing passenger cabins, a split main deck with the forward section housing the bridge and the crew cabins and the aft section containing the upper cargo hold, and a lower deck given over to the main cargo hold and the low berths. The engineering section is located aft and the fuel tanks wrap around the stern. The avionics bay is spacious and can easily be accessed.
A basic deck plan of the vessel indicating the general layout and positioning of major elements.
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||The Free Trader is constructed using a 200 dTon hull built in a generally conical configuration. The hull is streamlined and has good atmospheric capability: its atmospheric handling characteristics are heavily reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew||Total Crew Complement: x7
There are x10 Low Berths. They are tended by the vessel's steward.
|3.||Performance / Engineering||The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of jump-2, 2-G acceleration and producing 4 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/2 Computer: there is no backup computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for a Wulf is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.|
|8.||Craft / Subcraft||The vessel has no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 44 dTons.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel is MCr107.200.
|11.||Construction Time||44 weeks (9 months) as standard.
|12.||Remarks||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 60 dTons.|
History & Background
The Wulf class is a design that dates to the time of the Terran Confederation. It is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
Distant Fringe Vessels
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.
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.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
A number of companies manufacture ships equivalent to the Wulf class. They vary in hull shape and internal layout but all share the same basic design and all have very similar capabilities and performance characteristics.
Each variant class is named by the company that produces it: these organizations generally draw on traditional naming protocols. It is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.
Individual vessels within a class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes but traditionally are named by their owners. This is considered a serious affair and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".
Selected Variant Types & Classes
25 Representative Free Trader (A2) Classes
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