Zahzicih class Q-ship

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Zahzicih class Q-ship
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Type: HQT Q-Ship
Agility 3
Also see Hive Federation Navy & Q-Ship
Architect Gene Seabolt, Loren Wiseman
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 1.5 Tons
Cost MCr115.7
Crew 15
Enlisted 6
Officers 9
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 4
Hull Slab Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 3.73 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/2
Origin Hive Federation
Passengers 15 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Alien Races 3 61.
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–400
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Zahzicih class Q-ship is a defensive starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This vessel is superficially identical to a general trader, right down to lacking EM masking, stealth, or turrets. Reports from the Federation suggest that the Q-ship will act like any other member of a convoy unless attacked, then it will launch its fighters to englobe the threat, then intercept the enemy head-on. At the captain's whim, the opposition may be invited to surrender.

Q-ships both accompany convoys and work proactively, visiting dangerous areas to entice combat. There is provision to take some prisoners and to transport valuable items, but the ship cannot recover much contraband - the crew must hide large recovered cargos and direct other vessels to retrieve them.

Many corsairs don't believe that these ships exist. Since none of their own ever return from an engagement with the Zahzicih-class. And those who know of its existence don't advertise it, the outlaws remain in ignorance...

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 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]

It is a variation on the standard hull of the Gizicih class General Trader.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessel - Q-ship:

  1. Type QT class Q-ship
    1. Ashigaru class Q-ship
    2. Fenris class Q-ship
    3. Gyro Cadis class Q-ship
    4. Sokhkhun class Raider Q-Carrier
    5. Yellow Jacket class Q-Ship
    6. Yeoman class Attack Cargo Vessel
    7. Zahzicih class Q-ship

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.