:HEADER Far Trader Avian AF-BA22, TL 11, 200 tons, MCr 70.4
 
 :COMMENTS
Built from a TL 11 airframe hull, the Avian-class Far Trader is designed for local port-to-port cargo hauling, with some passenger capability. It can jump 2 parsecs, and travel for one month at 2G acceleration. Attached to the bridge is a Computer Model/2. The ship glides into its target world's atmosphere, landing using wheels. The ship is capable of water landings, and has fuel scoops and intakes for gas giant and ocean refueling. It has two hardpoints: one is empty, and the other has a hybrid L-S-M triple turret.

The Avian has room for a crew of four: Pilot/Astrogator, Engineer, Medic, and Gunner. It can carry up to six middle passengers. There are two low berths. Cargo capacity is 68 tons. There is a one-ton mail vault for mail contracts.

Living space is cramped, and the ship tends to be tense when carrying a full crew or a full passenger complement. When it has both a full crew AND passenger complement things are especially tense. So the ship is most often run by a crew of three, and typically has a vacant passenger stateroom.

:HISTORY

:DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 200 Airframe Hull, lifters 18 A, lifters 40 Jump Fuel (2 parsecs) 0 J2, 20t/pc 4 Plant Fuel (one month) 0 one month 6 Landing wheels 9 2 Flotation hull 2 15 Jump Drive-2 (B) 15 J 2 3 Maneuver Drive-2 (B) 6 2 G 0 AV=11. 1 Blast Plate 0 2 Computer Model/2 std 5 1 Vd T3 Hybrid L-S-M 2 1 AR T3 Empty 1 2 Life Support Long Term 2 40 person-months 0.5 Crew Shared Fresher 0.5 4 crew 8 4 Crew Stateroom 0.4 1 crew 1 2 Shared Fresher 1 4 passengers 12 6 Standard Stateroom 0.6 1 passenger 1 Mail Vault 0 for express contracts 1 Fuel Scoop/Intakes 50t/20t hr 0.1 100t/hr 8 2 Crew Lounge 0 8 2 Passenger Lounge 0 0.5 Air Lock 0.1 7 PowerPlant-2 (B) 7 P 2 68 Cargo Hold Basic 0 1 2 Low Berth 0.2 1 passenger 8 Spacious Controls 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 200 TOTALS 70