Friday, September 12, 2014

LSP Far Venture class 400 dTon Trade Cruiser, armed varient.

Subsidized Merchant (Armed) modified Type R (Type RLA).

Major differences

  1. 4 popup turrets

  2. Jump 2

  3. Removal of 7 stateroom

  4. Removal of low berths.

  5. Modular cargo / passenger design

Subsidized Merchant, Type RLA (‘Fat Long Trader (Armed)’)

ItemTonsPrice (Cr.)
Hull400 tons
Hull 8
Structure 8
Total Hull Cost17,600,000
Armour None
Jump Drive D (Jump 2)2540,000,000
Maneuvering Drive C (Thrust 1)512,000,000
Power Plant D1332,000,000
Compact Bridge152,000,000
Computer Model 1bis Rating 5 (10 for Jump)45,000
Electronics Civilian Sensors (–2 DM)150,000
Weapons Fire Control4
Pop Up Turret 1 Triple Sandcaster12,750,000
Pop Up Turret 2 Dual Sandcaster, Missile Rack13,250,000
Pop Up Turret 3 Triple Pulse Lasers13,500,000
Pop Up Turret 4 Triple Pulse Lasers13,500,000
Fuel One Jump–2 and Two weeks of operation88
Magazine10 Tons of munitions, normally 180 Sandcaster barrels and 12 missiles
Cargo191 (19 10 dTon modules)
6 Staterooms for crew. 1 single, 5 double.243,000,000
Extras Fuel Scoop
Fuel Processor150,000
Escape Pods One for every stateroom3650,000
Ship’s Locker
LSP Light Launch Mod 6502164,606,000
Software Jump Control/2200,000
Fire Control/12,000,000
Total Tonnage and Cost400127,201,000cr


  1. All right, but who subsidises a merchant to go to a place where it needs to be armed? Isn't that traditionally left to the free/far traders?

  2. The back ground for this ship is that it's what Ling Standard Products uses to do "trade exploration" outside of the Imperium. It's basically a LSP Free trader, which finds the routes the larger ships will start to use. It is the basic ship in my online semi real time Traveller game, assuming I ever start doing it again.