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Texan Class Refueling Tender

Designed by: Admiral Savage (based on CT: supp8 Traders and Gunboats)
1,000-ton Hull (Cylinder) - Streamlined
AC: 11 (10 vs. Meson Guns)   AR: 1 (TL-14)   SI: 250   Initiative: 1
Starship Size: Large   Cost: 480.931 MCr (601.164 MCr without discount)
Model/9 Fib (PP: 65/14) Computer   Avionics: Less than 4,000-ton  
Sensors: System Wide -M8  Communications: System Wide (Maser) -M8
Cargo: 6.825-tons, Extra Fuel=600t
Extra Ship's Stores: 50 person/weeks of Luxury Stores, 100 person/weeks of Standard Stores,
Annual Maintenance = 48.093 KCr (24.047 KCr if routinely maintained)
Routine Maintenance = 12.023 KCr/Month (120.233 KCr per year)
Jump-1 (enough fuel for 1x Jump-1), J1=100t
Acceleration: 1-G   Agility: 1
Power Plant: TL-15 Fusion (60 EP output, enough fuel for 4 weeks), 4wks=30t
Fuel Scoops, Fuel Purification Plant (TL-14, 6hrs per 800 tons of fuel)
Atmospheric Speeds:   NOE = 875kph   Cruising = 2,625kph   Maximum = 3,500kph
Active Defenses:
Nuclear Dampers USP:1
Hardpoints: 3
2x Triple Pulse Laser Turret TL-15, +4 To Hit, 4d10 (19/x2), Range: 45,000km
1x Double Sandcaster Turret TL-15, +3 AC, Ammo: 100 sand canisters
Ship's Vehicles:
1x 20-ton small craft (Internal Hangar)
Launch facilities for 1 Craft per turn
Accomodations & Fittings:
7x Double Occupancy Stateroom (14 People)
2x Low Berth (2 People)
3x Emergency Low Berth (12 People)
2x Standalone Fresher
1x Sickbay (2 Patients)
1x Autodoc
2x Airlocks
Crew Details:
1x Pilot
1x Astrogator
3x Engineer
1x Medic
3x Gunner
4x Passengers
 The Milton Fuel/Cargo Tender is a common sight in the Imperium. An alternate configuration to the Purcell Tender.  The vessel replaces the popup fusion turret with a sandcaster and a bit more defensive agility.  A 20t launch is also assigned to the Tender. It transports 600tons of fuel.  Often this was in internal 10t fuel bladders allowing the vessel to double as a cargo ship.  Although, the Imperium specified the construction of over 100 permanent refueling vessels. This ship has 2 built in robotic, fuel hose assemblies and nozzel. Maximum range 500m.

All Purcell's have flexible, ribbed lower bay doors for enclosure of varying volumes. Without flexible, ribbed
bay doors the Tender will only support 4 Xboats or 2 Scouts.  No additional cost for flexible doors.
The Purcell's had many common alternate configurations;
1) Tender for 100t vessels - 4 Xboats/Scouts or 5 Xboat/Scouts,
2) System Defense Ship, Corsair or Carrier,
3) Bulk Cargo/Ore Transport between planets or neighboring stars,
4) Refueling vessel with more than 600t of additional fuel,
5) Mass Transit Liner,  6)  mobile base,  or  7)  Belter Refinery ship.
If one can consider a possibility for the 1kt Tender, somone has already tried it.

Options or Extras:
1. Corsair: 400t Ship Streamlined, Grapple and Dock (120t, .48Mcr)
2. Corsair: Telescoping, Unstreamlined Multi-Fighter Dock (31.5t, .126Mcr) - 7 x15t fighters.
The fighters can simultaneously detach using standard gravitics not to collide. One ship round for pilots to
leave Corsair, board fighters, and detach.  This is very unstreamlined when extended, fighters cannot fire.
3. Gutting the Jump drive and converting to a boat makes 20t available. The new jump drive is valued at
80Mcr.  Fuel is integral to the vessel and would require a major modification to remove or convert to cargo.
4. Liner: Entertainment Module, contains all a variety distractions including games, bar, stage, and buffet.
5. Transport Tender: an External, Unstreamlined Grapple and Jump Net (300t, 1.5Mcr) used to pull as much
as 1,000t of cargo-ore outside of the hold.
6. Belter Refinery Ship: Ore-Mineral Refinery 100t, 25Mcr
7. IMTU, a Tender produced in the Commonwealth or Regency might have a TL16 power plant doubling
jump fuel capacity.