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Oberlindes Cargo Carrier

design by Peter Gray

The Cargo Carrier is the standard workhorse for Oberlindes Lines, a small interface shipping company that operates in the coreward subsectors of the Spinward Marches. Oberlindes is an old Imperial company that was first founded in 487, and it remains a fixture in the Regency of Deneb. The Carrier is typical of J-3 vessels that operate along the main cargo routes in the old Imperium. Oberlindes' operations along the frontier with the Vargr Extents, and constant run ins with larger and more ruthless Imperial-era companies like Tukera compelled it to arm all of its ships, and the practice continues to this day.

The Cargo Carrier is intended primarily as a freight hauler first, and passengers second. No medic is assigned to the ship, and low passengers must be handled by ground personnel at departure and arrival. The ship is intended for operation along established trade routes, and no fuel purification plant is carried, though provision for one is fitted in case the vessel operates in more remote frontier regions.

Oberlindes Cargo Carrier

General Data

Displacement: 1000 tons Hull Armor: 14
Length: 75 meters Volume: 14,000 m3
Price: 311.17 MCr Target Size: M
Configuration: Wedge SL Tech Level: 14
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 8339.7 tons/3486.02 tons (does not include air-raft)

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 720 MW TL-14 Fusion Plant (One year duration) (90 MW/hit), 10.49 MW surplus
Jump Performance: 3
Jump Fuel: 2800 m3
G-Rating: 1G Heplar (500 MW/G), CG Lifters (70 MW)
G-Turns: 48 (62.5 m3 each), 59.2 with J-2 reserve, 70.4 with J-1 reserve
Maint: 333


Computer: 3 TL-14 St (0.5 MW each)
Commo: 300,000 km radio (range: 10, 10 MW), 1000 AU Maser (0.3 MW)
Avionics: TL-10 Flt
Sensors: PEMS 150,000 km fixed array (Range: 5, 0.5 MW), AEMS 180,000 km (Range: 6, 12 MW)
Controls: 5 Bridge plus 6 Normal


Offensive 3 TL-14 150 MJ Laser Turrets (4.3 MW each)
Defensive: Decoy Dispensor (300 each of anti-laser, radar and infrared, -1 DM versus same TL, -2 DM versus lower TL)
Master Fire Directors: TL-14 300,000 km MFD (Range: 10, 0.06 MW each)

Name Short Medium Long Extreme
150 MJ Laser Turrets10:1/10-31 20:1/10-31 40:1/10-31 80:1/10-31


Life Support: Extended (2.8 MW)
Grav Compensation: 5Gs (70 MW)
Crew: 16-18 (2 Manuever, 1 Electronic, 1-3 Gunnery, 6 Engineering, 2 Maintenance, 2 Command, 2 Stewards)
Crew Accommodations: 1 Small Stateroom (single occupancy), 8 Small Staterooms (Double Occupancy)
Passenger Accomadation: 12 Large Staterooms (Varying Occupancy), 10 Low Berths
Other Facilities: Fuel Scoops (2 hours for full tanks) Features: Optional Fuel Purification Plant (24 hrs, 7 MW), in which case reduces cargo to 4067.1 m3
Cargo: 4442.1 m3 4 Large Cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 10 ton Air-Raft (Minimal Hangar), Launch Port.
Air Locks: 10

Damage Table

Location:        Surface:         Internal:
1                1-8: Ant         1-5: Elec, 6-16:
                                  Accom, 17: LT,
2-5              AL               1-8: Accom, 9-20:
6-7              LP               1-3: Hangar, 4-20:
8-9              CH               1: LT, 2-20: Hold
10-11            AL               Hold
12-15            CH               Hold
16-19            AL               1-2: Eng, 3-20: Hold
20               Decoy            Eng

System Damage Tables:

 PP: 8H       SSR: 2h
 JD: 6H       LSR: 1H
 MD: 1H        LT: 1H
 CG: 2H    Hangar: 1H
 LS: 5H        LB: 2h
ELS: 3H   All others: 1h

Firing Arcs

Location:      Type:       Arcs:
1              LT          1,2,3
8              LT          1,2,3
9              LT          1,2,3

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