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Eyeball Alpha- Class Probe

design by Nick Bradbeer

The Eyeball series of probes offered a means of observing over a wide area without danger to the parent ship. Ranging in size from 1dt to 3 dt, plus the larger 5dt Cyclops, they provided survey and scout ships with many additional functions. Later versions of the probes were modified to provide even more capabilities, including personnel transport and some were even made jump capable.

The Alpha version was the most basic, displacing only 1dt and with a sensor package limited to only 2-hex Active and Passive EMS Arrays. Manoeverability, as was common for the series, was impressive, with a top thrust of 8G and 56 g-Hours of fuel on board. Comms and control ran through a standard military maser link for security.

EMM was fitted as standard, since this was primarily a military design, and the probes were even fitted out with Contra-Grav drives to assist operations in planetary gravity wells. Overall, the Eyeball series were a very successful and versatile range, although the Alpha was superceded by more useful units.

See also the Beta Series Search Probe and the Gamma Series Rescue Probe.

Eyeball Alpha-Class Probe

General Data

Displacement: 1 tons Hull Armor: 12
Length: 2.99 meters Volume: 14 m3
Price: 5.01 MCr Target Size: Mc
Configuration:Streamlined Sphere Tech Level: 14
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 20.0 / 19.5

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 12 MW Fusion Power Plant, 0.1 year's duration (36 days) at 0.12m3 of Lhyd Fuel
Jump Performance: None
G-Rating: 8G HEPlaR (0.44 MW/G)
G-Turns: 112,
Maint: 3


Computer: , TL-14 Flight computer (0.05 MW)
Commo: Maser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW),
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 180 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (2 hex; 7 MW), PEMS Folding array (2 hex; 0.04 MW),
ECM/ECCM: EM Masking (0.014 MW)
Controls: No bridge, 0 normal workstations


Offensive: None
Defensive: None
Master Fire Directors: None


Life Support: m3 LS volume (0 MW), Gravitic Compensators (0 MW)
Grav Compensation: 5 G.
Crew: 1 (1xManeuver, 0xElectronics)
Crew Accommodations: Cockpit
Cargo: None
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: 0


Crew requirements are calculated by using 'Original FFS' crew model.
0.6 MW power surplus

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