Trojan

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Trojan Class Blockade Runner
Production information
Manufacturer Taurian Concordat
Production Year 2720[1]
Use Cargo Ship
Blockade Runner
Smuggling
Type Civilian Spheroid
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 3,200 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Length 81.5 meters meters
Width 81.5 meters meters
Height 78 meters meters
Drive System Fusion
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Max Thrust 2.5 g
Fuel (tons) 250 tons
Fuel (days) 88.65
Armament 6 x LRM 20s
2 x Large Lasers
12 x Medium Lasers
Armor Standard
Crew 1 Officer
3 enlisted/non-rated
4 gunners
10 bay personnel
Passengers 6
Heat Sinks 84
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0) 2,667[2]


The Danais is a spheroid DropShip design which was originally conceived as an unarmed light cargo ship during the Star League era, based loosely on the Union Class 'Mech carrier and visually similar to the point where they could be mistaken for each other. Premiered in 2720, the Danais class was one of the few ship classes allowed to be produced in Periphery states by the Star League.

The Trojan is a militarized refit version of the Danais class, developed by disgruntled periphery citizens in the face of Star League oppression.

Description[edit]

In the Taurian Concordat, many unarmed Danais vessels were converted into blockade runners, armed with weaponry for smuggling and self-defense. The cargo and passenger capacity was slightly reduced to accommodate these changes.

After the fall of the Star League, many more of the Danais were converted into Trojans due to the hazards and perils of the Succession Wars. The design remained in service in the Jihad era, where many of the ships have kept the lines of communication alive between worlds cut off when the HPG grid was disrupted during the conflict. Some of these ships had been also used to smuggle cargo in and out of the Word of Blake's Protectorate[2]

Armament[edit]

Hidden behind blowout panels, the Trojan is typically armed with the following weaponry:

Nose[edit]

  • Two LRM-20s and two Medium Lasers

Front Right/Left[edit]

  • Two LRM-20s, one Large Laser, and two Medium Lasers on each side.

Aft Left/Right[edit]

  • Two Medium Lasers

Aft[edit]

  • Two Medium Lasers

Cargo & Capacities[edit]

The Trojan has six passenger cabins, with a 1,550 ton cargo bay. The bay has two access doors on its sides. The ship also has a Small Craft bay with room for two craft with two doors.

The ship is protected by 23 tons of standard armor and has 15 tons LRM Ammunition for its launchers.

Individual Vessels[edit]

Variants[edit]

  • Danais Cargo Ship 
    The original version of the Trojan, this ship has no weaponry on it. The ship was designed with a single Cargo Bay with 1,700 ton capacity. It has two doors allowing access into the bay. The ship also had ten 2nd class passenger cabins for paying customers traveling from port to port.[2] It has a Small Craft hangar big enough for two craft with two separate launch bay doors. C-Bill 69,412,000 - BV (2.0) = 1,004[3]

Related Designs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Trojan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 153, "Trojan"
  3. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 167, "Danais (Record Sheet)"

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