| Home | Traveller | BARD | SARA |

Shambalator-Class Escort

design by Lewis Roberts

From Ships of the Black War by Charles Gannon in Challenge #60.

Designer's Notes: I replaced the MT version's PAW turret with a 420 MJ laser barbette. I could have shoved several additional weapons into the design, but that didn't seem in the flavor of the original version. Comparing it to the Gazelle and Fiery Close Escorts, it is bigger by 200 Tons than either of the two. It uses this space to add sandcasters and extra weapons. It is 50MCr more expensive, most of this cost comes from having three MFDs rather than one. It also is more versitile, it has 30 staterooms and only 18 crew so quite a few troops can be carried. The exact number depends on how cramped everyone gets, but by double bunking the crew, except the officers, 40 troops can be carried. It has a 68 ton hangar which can carry up to 34 tons of small craft, if cramped, and 17 tons, if spacious. This futher increases the mission flexability.

It also has a very unique approach to fuel, instead of including a fuel purification plant, the ship has a very large numbers of G-turns but these same G-turns can be used as jump fuel, allowing upto three jumps in a row.

The ship can peform myriad tasks: scout, merchant escort, patrol craft, troop carrier. It seems that this versitility it would make it popular in the New Era. I see the ship not so much as a fleet escort, such as the Lucifer, but a general purpose warship, its versitility and small crew size make it ideal for a player character ship in a militaristic campaign.

Shambalator-Class Escort

General Data

Displacement: 600 tons Hull Armor: 49
Length: 75.66 meters Volume: 8,400 m3
Price: 294.5 MCr Target Size: S
Configuration:Airframed Needle Tech Level: 15
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 3,915.5 / 3,563.1

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 1.02 GW Fusion Power Plant, 1 year duration (102.1 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: 2 (1,260 m3 fuel)
G-Rating: 3G HEPlaR (210 MW/G), Auxiliary High Efficiency CG (60 MW)
G-Turns: 102 (J1: 126; 150 using all jump fuel), 26.3 m3 fuel each
Maint: 124


Computer: 3xTL-15 Fibre-optic computer (1.1 MW)
Commo: Laser (Unlimited; 0.3 MW), Maser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), Radio (Unlimited; 20 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 190 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (16 hex; 25 MW), PEMS Folding array (6 hex; 0.2 MW), Ladar (10 hex; 0.6 MW), Densitometer (0.4 MW), Neutrino Sensor (0.01 MW),
ECM/ECCM: EMS Jammer (4 hex;18 MW), EM Masking (8.4 MW)
Controls: Bridge with 8 bridge workstations, 6 normal workstations


Offensive: 2x150 MJ Laser Turret (42 MW; No crew) ROF=100
420 MJ Laser Barbette (116.67 MW; No crew) ROF=100
2xMissile Barbette (0.15 MW; 1 crew)
Defensive: 2xSand Turret (1 MW; 1 crew)
Master Fire Directors: 1xTL-15 (6 Diff Mods; 10 hex; 1.56 MW; 1 crew), 2xTL-15 (6 Diff Mods; 10 hex; Msl 10 hex; 1.86 MW; 1 crew)
150 MJ Laser Turret10:1/10-3120:1/10-3140:1/10-3180:1/10-31
420 MJ Laser Barbette 10:1/16-5120:1/16-5140:1/16-5180:1/16-51


Life Support: Extended (1.67 MW), Gravitic Compensators (41.69 MW)
Grav Compensation: 6 G.
Crew: 21(2xManeuver, 1xElectronics, 6xEngineer, 9xGunnery, 3xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 30xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Other Facilities: Electronics Shop (0.6 MW), Machine Shop (1 MW),
Cargo: 266 m3 (19 tons), 1 Large Hatches, 32 missiles in magazine
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 1x17-ton spacious hangar
Air Locks: 6


Total Fuel Tankage: 4,039.6 m3 (288.5 tons).
Fuel scoops (50% of ship surface), fills tanks in 0.24 hours.
Crew requirements are calculated by using 'Original FFS' crew model. 0.2 MW power surplus

®1996. Traveller is a registered trademark of FarFuture Enterprises. All rights reserved.
BARD Logo Copyright ©1996 by Lawrence C. Cox.