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Serenity - Firefly class Long Trader

Designed by: Admiral Savage (based on the TV series Firefly)
T20 Game system
400-ton Hull (Needle/Wedge) - Streamlined,   TL13
AC: 13 (14 vs. Meson Guns)   AR: 1 (TL-13)   SI: 145   Initiative: 2
Starship Size: Medium  
Cost: 188.971 MCr (236.214 MCr without discount)
Model/4 Fib (PP: 49/13) Computer  
Avionics: Less than 1,000-ton  
Sensors: Long Range (4Communications: Medium Range (Maser) (4)
Cargo: 110.24-tons  
Extra Ship's Stores(8 weeks  (2-luxury passage,19middle passage), 2.3t, .1278MCr) :
    16 person/weeks of Luxury Stores, 168 person/weeks of Standard Stores,
Annual Maintenance = 18.897 KCr (9.449 KCr if routinely maintained)
Routine Maintenance = 4.724 KCr/Month (47.243 KCr per year)
Jump-1 (enough fuel for 2x Jump-1) J1=42.8t, total 85.6dt
Acceleration: 2-G   Agility: 2
Power Plant: TL-13 Fusion (25 EP output, enough fuel for 4 weeks) 25t
Fuel Scoops, Fuel Purification Plant (TL-13, 7hrs per 100 tons of fuel)
Atmospheric Speeds:   NOE = 1,175kph   Cruising = 3,525kph   Maximum = 4,700kph
Active Defenses:
Hardpoints: 4
         1 forward, 2 on wings, 1 aft

Ship's Vehicles:
2x 20-ton small craft (External Dock - Streamlined) - T20 Traveller Handbook, Launch page 312
Launch facilities for 1 Craft per turn
Accomodations & Fittings:
8x Double Occupancy Stateroom (16 People)
1x Captain's 6t Stateroom (1-3 People)
1x Sickbay (2 Patients)
2x Airlocks
Crew Details:
1x Pilot
1x Astrogator
2x Engineer (2 standard - but can be managed by 1 expert)
1x Medic/Steward
Firefly class merchant ships have been around for thousands of years. It's presently a non-licensed design
like the original 200dt free trader and 400dt subsidized merchant. 
The common Fireflys are sturdy, flexible designs that commonly exceed the normal 40 year ship lifespan but
 do not have the highest profitability margin.  It is relatively easy to find a cheap, old firefly.  Some manufacturers
have changed the jump drives into a J1 system. This improves profit margin but modifies distance. These vessels are
re-classified as Long Traders instead of Frontier Traders but are based on the original Firefly design. a modern
J3 version is also available.

Ships weapons and vehicles are sold optionally but the ships usually has basic armor, 2 launches,
and a 6 displacement ton captains' suite.  Energy weapons will impact ship's agility when powered.

They are highly prized, by some captains, for their capabilities and low resale value.

The ship usually has a crew 5 but many captains will hire an extra pilot, muscle or gunners when
travelling the frontiers.  A ships' doctor (instead of medic/steward) can sell his talents .

  • 110.24dtons of cargo in the primary cargo hold,
  • 4 guest cabins (which can be removed for an additional 16dt cargo),
  • 19d tons of cargo in 2 launches (6dton each),
  • The cargo hold can handle the additional 40dt of capacity if there are no launches on the ship, or 19dt if the launches are not used for extra cargo.
Drop Fuel Tanks
2x 21.4dt (1 Jump = 42.8dt) hydrogen tanks mounted one on each wing   31400Cr each

Classic Traveller High Guard
         FT-4112441-100000-00000-0 MCr 236.790 400 Tons
Bat Bear                                               Crew: 5
Bat                                                        TL: 13

Cargo: 77 Fuel: 136 EP: 16 Agility: 2
Craft: 2 x 20T Launchs
Fuel Treatment: Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification

Architects Fee: MCr 2.368   Cost in Quantity: MCr 189.432

Special Design Notes, Deckplans and Views

The TV show description for Firefly class traders are limited. Based on the DVD she might be as large as 800dt but that does not jive with the crew makeup and complement. We don't have an exact list of her systems, cargo capacity, weapons capacity or displacement tonnage.  I've based this
middle of the road design on some of the communications I have read.

Views:  views

Deck Plans:
Firefly class Rogue Merchant deckplans

Serenity working layout

Fuquay Game Group's Firefly model

Alliance Commander: "Seems odd you'd name your ship after a battle you were on the wrong side of."

Mal: "May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

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