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design by Pete Grey
The class would have remained forgotten if not for the intervention of the Imperial Civil War. Each competing faction activated a handful of these ships, and impressed them into service. Most served during the height of the Black War as base ships for strike teams and their supporting fighters. In the Domain of Deneb however, defense was a more pressing need than planetary strike, and the ones they activated were modified with grapples for small battle riders. In the aftermath of the Collapse and especially the Rape of Trin, the shortage of military starships compelled the new Regency Navy to activate the fifty or so Transit that were still in storage, and heavily modify them for frontier service against Virus. Most were upgraded with surplus TL-14 armaments and life support. The most crucial modification was a grapple for a TL-14 1000 ton Gargoylebattle rider, and hangar space for a number of other supporting craft.
Cargo capacity is tight, as is fuel usage, and the addition of the rider limits jump performance to 2 when it is attached. But these modifications allowed the Regency to create small pocket task forces cheaply and quickly. The class is thinly deployed around the entire perimeter of the Regency, patrolling critical border and areas of the Regency Frontier. Most vessels located away from the Deeprim are used in commercial patrol and piracy supression roles. A sizeable number of new ships have been produced by the Regency's neighbors in the Spinward Hinters for their navies.
The vessel is overweight with the Gargoyle attached, and it is only carried during jump, which dovetails with its SOP.
Transit Pocket Carrier
|Displacement: 5000 tons||Hull Armor: 105|
|Length: 122.5 meters||Volume: 70,000 m3|
|Price: 1910.995 MCr||Target Size: M|
|Configuration: Slab SL||Tech Level: 13/14|
|Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 65,101.42 tons/58,011.12 tons (Figure excludes small craft and Rider)|
|10 GJ PAW||10:500||20:500||40:409||80:153|
|360 MJ LB||10:1/15-48||20:1/15-48||40:1/9-29||80:1/4-13|
Location External Internal 1 1-6: Ant 1-5: Elec, 6-8: Qtrs, 9-10: PM, 11-12: MB, 13-20: Hold 2-3 1: Ant, 2:AL 1-5: Elec, 6-8: Qtrs, 9-14: PM, 15: LB, 16-20: Hold 4-5 Grapple 1-5: Qtrs, 6: LB, 7-20: Hold 6-7 1-5: Qtrs, 6: LB, 7: SC, 8-20: Hold 8-9 Grapple Hold 10 1: Eng, 2-3: LB, 4: SC. 5-20: Hold 11 Grapple 1-5: PM, 6-9: Eng, 10-11: LB, 12: SC, 13-20: Hold 12-13 LP Hold 14-15 Grapple Hold 16-17 1:LB, 2:SC 3-8: Hold, 8-20: Eng 18-19 1-2: Grapple 1: LB, 2-16: Eng, 17-20: Hold 20 1: MB, 2-20: Eng Systems Damage: JD: 28H LB: 1H PP: 41H PM: 31H MD: 10H SC: 1H FPP: 29H MB: 1H CG: 15H SSR: 2h LS: 14H MFD: 4h ELS: 7H SB: 1H AG: 7H ES: 1H Hangar: 5H MS: 2H EMM: 7H EMMR: 50h Grapple: 14H