Starships – Type A2 200ton Far Trader
The next project coming up ist one of my favourite small Traveller starships, the Far Trader. As compared to the 200ton Free Trader the far trader has a longer jump leg while sacrificing some cargo space. However it is a cool adventurer ship for excactly that reason.
Since I don’t own the MegaTraveller Journal #4 – which contains a lot of info rgarding this ship, Rob Caswell kindly gave me a few illustrations for reference which I actually base my modelling on. This ship’s model is a big nod toward the original designers Tom Peters and Rob Caswell and also my way of giving them and the Traveller community back – in a way – what made my student years so great in regard to roleplaying games.
The ship uses a 200ton streamlined hull with fuel scoops. It is fitted with a front loading ramp and one side loading ramp port and starboard each. The ship is capable of 1G accelleration and one Jump-2. Whithin it’s 65tons of cargo space the ship can optionally carry an air/raft (typically enclosed like the Hurracan) in an internal hangar, leaving 57 tons of cargo space.
Deckplan Upper Deck: www.daviddrazul.com/traveller/flamingeye/images/ship_updeck.gif
Deckplan Lower Deck: www.daviddrazul.com/traveller/flamingeye/images/ship_lowdeck.gif
I can’t put the referene images online here (I haven’t asked) but the plans shown above are nearly identical (but annotated by the website owner).
Above is the current state of the Marava (WIP) slowly coming together…
And below is the finished Lone Lady that already made it into a game trailer.