The Beowulf class is the most common design of the Free Trader, at least in the frontier regions of the Imperium and the surrounding states. Huge megacorporate transports dominate mercantile service in the Imperial core regions. These little freighters fill the irregular and small-lot needs of the less inhabited fringes, while keeping overhead and crew administration needs to a minimum.
Numerous formal variants, and a myriad of individual modifications, mean that the deck plan layout is subject to considerable change.
The Beowulf's most serious limitation is that it is only capable of Jump-1, meaning that it is restricted to the "mains," as the stretches of J-1 linked star systems are called.
Captains often omit the air/raft and use the space-dock for an additional dton of cargo.
The original GT design is on p.T:132. Using the streamlining as a modifier to surface area allows the major change in this design to be an increase in cargo capacity from 68 to 98.5 dTons and the addition of a sickbay.
Crew: Captain/pilot, astrogator, sensor/commo operator, steward, 2 engineers
Hull: 200-ton VGSL, Medium Frame, Standard Materials, Crystaliron (Expensive) Hull Armor (DR 100), Standard Compartmentalization.
Control Areas: Basic Bridge (Complexity 7).
|Communicator Range (mi)||Radio||Maser||Laser||Meson|
|Sensors Range/Rating (mi)||Passive||Active||Radscanner|
Engineering: Engineering(3.3 dtons[136.24 MW], 20 Continuous Life
4 Jump Drive, 20 Thruster (1.07 / 3.18 Gs, 800 stons thrust),
20 Light, Self-sealing Fuel Tank (Fire -1), Fuel Processor (2.5 hours to refine ),
Gravitic (450 stons Aerostatic Lift), 24.8 Man-Hours/day Maintenance.
Accommodations: 10 Stateroom, Sickbay (2 Patients), 5 Low Berth (20 Cryoberths).
Armaments: 2 Pop Turrets (3 dtons available per; DR100).
Stores: Spacedock-Air/Raft (Air/raft), 98.5 Cargo Hold. (+6 in Turrets)
Statistics: EMass 251.84 stons, LMass 744.34 stons, Cost MCr26.74,
HP 22,499, Damage Threshold 2,250, Size Mod 8, HT 12, CP 62.
Performance: Jump-1 (1), sAcc L/E 1.07 / 3.18 Gs, Airspeed 2,001 mph,
Skimming Airspeed 5,657 mph, Aerostatic Lift 1,250 stons.
Sample Times : Orbit 0.21 Hrs, Escape Velocity 0.3 Hrs, 100D 6.16 Hrs, Earth-Mars 105.75 Hrs.
All times are Earth Std, Full Load.
100D and Earth-Mars assume mid-point turnover.
Using Streamlining as a modifier to Surface Area.
The Pop Turrets add nothing to Jump Tonnage for Jump Drive/Fuel calculations.
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Designed by Kenneth Witt