Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship

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Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship
Armed-Packet-T5-Core-Rules-FFE 29-May-2019a.png
The prototypical Armed Packet Ship.
Type: XUA Armed Packet Ship
Category [[ACS]]
Size 300 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/3
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Hardpoints 3
Staterooms 0
Crew 4
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 1
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 6.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in widespread active duty.
Cost MCr111.885
Architect fee Robert Eaglestone, Randy Dorman
Quick Ship Profile XU-CS33
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Communications Ship
Canon Published, canon design
Era 1105
Reference T5 Core Rules TBD.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship is a packet starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship (Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship).

  1. Using a 300-ton streamlined wedge hull, the F-class is an Armed Packet Ship. It mounts a jump drive-3, maneuver drive-3, and power plant-C, giving a performance of Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 91.0 tons supports the power plant and a Jump-3 (...additional fuel 1.0 tons). Adjacent to the bridge is a ship computer Model/3. There are 17 staterooms, 5 low berths, and a Ship Barracks.
  2. The ship has 3 hard points and 2 tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hard points are two triple turrets armed with Missile Turrets and one triple turret armed with beam lasers.
  3. There is one ship's vehicles: An Air/Raft. Cargo capacity is 6.0 tons. The hull is streamlined. There are three ton of waste space. Special features include a Mail Vault and a Medical Bay.
  4. The ship requires a crew of 4. The ship can carry 13 passengers and 5 low berth passengers. The ship costs MCr111.885 (...including discounts and fees). It takes 14 months to build and takes 11 months if built in quantity.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A schematic outline of the Imperial Armed Packet featured on ship recognition playing cards used by Imperial Marines.
    Packet-Ship-Traveller-Ship-Font-Image-Ian-Stead-Trav 29-May-2019a.jpg
  2. A top down image of the most common Imperial Armed Packet in a common livery.
    Armed-Packet-T5-Core-Rules-FFE 29-May-2019a.png
  3. A Xerxes-class Armed Packet Ship in nondescript livery.
    Armed-Packet-Ship-T5-Ian-Stead 31-May-2019a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. Deck Plans: Level-1 and Level-2 of a Xerxes-class Armed Packet Ship.
    Armed-Packet-Ship-Randy-Dorman- L12-Rev5-(3) 31-May-2019a.png
  2. Deck Plans: Level-3 and turret of a Xerxes-class Armed Packet Ship.
    Armed-Packet-Ship-Randy-Dorman-Rev2-L3-(3) 31-May-2019a.png

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 300 tons. Streamlined Wedge Hull.
2. Crew x4 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/3 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x3 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Subcraft x1 Air/Raft
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel scoops & Fuel processors
10. Cost MCr111.885
11. Construction Time 14 months to build, 11 months in quantity.
12. Remarks 91.0 tons of fuel (4 weeks operation, J-3).

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian ship - Communication Vessel - Packet Ship:

  1. Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship
    1. Iris class Armored Packet
    2. Iyeliy class Messenger
    3. Midlothian A5 class Dispatch
    4. Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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