Battlestar's are the battle carriers of the 12 human worlds
combined in peace to defends humanity from invasion.
Classic Traveller High Guard Design:
Type: Battlestar (Strike Carrier)
Architect: Admiral Savage
Tech Level: 15
SC-S1457J4-593410-269J9-3 MCr 166,789.543 225 KTons
1 Y3311 Crew: 2085
1 Z4412 TL: 15
Cargo: 13,583.500 Passengers: 1560 Emergency Low: 650 Fuel: 70,750 EP:
15,750 Agility: 5 Shipboard Security Detail: 225 Marines: 400 Pulse
Craft: 75 x 15T Viper Fighters, 4 x 5T Landram transports, 4 x 95T
Shuttles, 3 375T Launch Tubes
Fuel Treatment: Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification
Backups: 2 x Model/9fib Computers 1 x Bridge
Substitutions: Y = 26 Z = 40
Architects Fee: MCr 1,667.895 Cost in Quantity: MCr
(High Guard Design)
225,000.000 tons standard, 3,150,000.000 cubic meters, Needle/Wedge
129 Officers, 1481 Ratings, 75 Pilots, 400 Marines
Jump-4, 5G Manuever, Power plant-7, 15,750.000 EP, Agility 5
Bridge, Model/9fib Computer
1 Backup Bridge, 2 Model/9fib Backup Computers
Spinal Mount, 6 100-ton bays, 4 50-ton bays, 50 Hardpoints
Meson Gun Spinal Mount (Factor-J), 4 100-ton Particle Accelerator Bays
(Factor-9), 2 100-ton Missile Bays (Factor-9), 4 50-ton Plasma Gun Bays
(Factor-6), 40 Dual Pulse Laser Turrets organised into 40 Batteries
10 Triple Sandcaster Turrets organised into 1 Battery (Factor-9),
Nuclear Damper (Factor-4), Meson Screen (Factor-3), Black Globe
(Factor-1) with 5,500.000 tons of capacitors (storing 198,000.000
energy points), Armoured Hull (Factor-5)
75 15.000 ton Viper Fighters (Crew of 1, Cost of MCr 0.000), 4 5.000
ton Landram transports (Crew of 1, Cost of MCr 0.000), 4 95.000 ton
Shuttles (Crew of 1, Cost of MCr 0.000), 3 375.000 ton Launch Tubes
70,750 Tons Fuel (2 parsecs jump and 28 days endurance, plus 10,000.000
tons of additional fuel)
On Board Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant, 105,750.000 ton
2,700 Staterooms, 650 Emergency Low Berths, 20 High Passengers, 1540
Middle Passengers, 13,583.500 Tons Cargo
USER DEFINED COMPONENTS
1 2nd Type J Meson Spinal Mount (1,000.000 tons, Crew 11, Cost MCr
400.000), 1 Dual Spinal Mount Weapons Carriage (2,000.000 tons, Crew 0,
Cost MCr 200.000, requires 20 Hardpoints), 1 Fuel Purification
Superfuel Refinery Upgrade (1,062.000 tons, Crew 22, Cost MCr
10,612.500), 2 Landing Bayss (5,000.000 tons, Crew 0, Cost MCr 0.000)
MCr 168,457.438 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 1,667.895), MCr
133,431.634 in Quantity (Hardpoints and Turrets charged)
214 Weeks Singly, 171 Weeks in Quantity
1. Columbia class used 2 landing bays (5000t each for all small craft).
additional crew or resources are needed. These bays can be used for
2. Meson spinal has been supstituted for Dual Turbo Laser spinal mount.
3. Fuel Home Rules:
Fuel Purification on battlestars can choose to produce Superfuel
fuel). The cost of the Purification system is doubled. Time to purify
doubled. Purification System Maintenance is doubled. Crew is doubled.
(1062t, 22 crew, 10,612.5Mcr)
4. Dual Spinal Mount Home Rules:
A Dual Spinal Mount Weapons Carriage has been integrated into the hull.
- The carriage is the size of 2 spinal mounts but requires the
amount of hardpoints (aka structural supports) connected to the ship
- Only 1 spinal mount can be fired in a turn but they can alternate.
- Each spinal mount has a seperate crew.
- Energy Points are only provided to fire 1 at a time in this design.
- The cost is equivalent to 1/2 of an enclosed spinal mount weapon.
- Damage against the spinal mounts should be randomly rolled between
carriage, weapon 1 and weapon 2.
- Firing Both near simultaneously: (where there is a will, there is a
- Should energy
be diverted to fire both, a roll must be made on the
internal ship damage table. This is a result of the structural damage
to the ship.
A referee can return to core rule ideology by converting the 2nd spinal
and carriage to resources (3000t cargo, 11 crew, 20 hardpoints, 200Mcr).
Info: The Battlestar Galactica deckplans produced in the 80's actually
consisted mostly of
the BG's equipment.
Battlestar Galactica is the property of Universal Studios. This
as free translation of Galactica to Traveller and not a profit based
or copywrite infringment. These descriptions are based on the 70's
and books with some modifications for easier transition to the