Zulu class Battle Rider

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Zulu class Battle Rider
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: BRV Battle Rider
Agility X
Also see
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 7 Tons
Cost MCr2,804.578 (base)
Qty: 2,243.662 (discounted)
Crew 45
Enlisted 32
Officers 12
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 20
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model No information yet available.
Origin Kostov Confederate Republic
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 2,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP BRV-B1069F2-901100-00809-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Zulu class Battle Rider is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Zulu class Battle Rider serve with the navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. They are heavily armored and and have a balanced array of weaponry.

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 The Zulu class is constructed using a 2,000 Ton hull built in a Wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 4 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by a hatch and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x45 personnel.
  • x11 command, x9 engineering, x13 gunnery, x4 service, and x1 medic. There are also x4 Security personnel and x3 flight crew.


  • There are 25 Staterooms. The senior command crew have individual cabins: all other quarters are double occupancy.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel: individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-6 drive and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 5 and an emergency agility of 6. There is fuel tankage of 180 Tons, giving the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/6fib: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x20 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative weapons fit-outs may be fitted for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Zulu class is:
7. Defenses The hull is heavily plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 9.
8. Craft The vessel carries a 30 Ton Ship's Boat.

The Ship's Boat is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger is a sealable compartment with a volume of 39 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel is not fitted with fuel purification equipment.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr2,804.578
  • Architects Fee: MCr28.046
11. Construction Time 149 weeks (34 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 7 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Zulu class Battle Rider serve with the Kostov Confederate Navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. 127 examples of the Zulu class are currently in service. They are often found prowling within the deep atmospheric layers of gas giants, waiting to ambush refueling merchant traffic during commerce raiding operations.

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]

Warship - Non-starship - Boat - Very Light Battle Rider:

  1. Type BRV class Very Light Battle Rider
    1. Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider
    2. Ferrer class Battle Rider
    3. Jack Knife class Light Battle Rider
    4. MalPal class Battle Rider
    5. Manticore class Battle Rider
    6. Murada class Battle Rider
    7. Punisher class Light Battle Rider
    8. Staban class Battle Rider
    9. Zulu class Battle Rider

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.