:HEADER Safari Ship Tarkine Centaur K-BA12, TL 15, 200 tons, MCr 86.4
 
 :COMMENTS
Using a 200-ton hull, the safari ship is an excursion vessel intended for trophy-taking (real or photographic) expeditions to other worlds. It has jump drive-B, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-B, giving a performance of jump-2 and 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 58 tons supports the power plant and one jump-2. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/1 bis. There are eleven staterooms and no low berths. The ship has one hardpoint and one ton allocated to fire control. A double turret is installed; the turret is mounted with twin beam lasers.

There are two ship’s vehicles: an air/raft and a 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 6 tons. Two 7-ton capture tanks hold specimens, and two 4-ton lounges are combined into a trophy lounge, serving as a hunter’s recreation area. The hull is airframed, and can be submerged.

The safari ship requires a crew of five: pilot, astrogator, engineer, steward, and medic. A gunner and additional expedition personnel may be added. The pilot operates the launch; the steward operates the air/raft. The ship can carry a party of six (or up to 8 if the crew goes to double occupancy) on expeditions; it does not engage in commercial passenger service.

Launch (also called Lifeboat): Using a 20-ton hull, the launch is capable of 3-G acceleration, carries 1 ton of fuel tankage, and has a crew of two. The craft has 15 tons excess space available for custom use, and costs MCr16.

:HISTORY

:DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 200 Airframe Hull 16 A 40 Jump Fuel (2 parsecs) 0 J2, 20t/pc 3.2 Plant Fuel (one month) 0 one month 2 Flotation hull 2 1 Fins 0.5 1 Fuel Scoops 100t/hr 0.1 100t/hr 1 Fuel Intakes 40t/hr 0.1 40t/hr 1 Fuel Purifiers 4t/hr 1 4t/hr 1 Vd T2 Beam Laser 1 0 AV=7. 1 Kinetic Organic 0 0 G Surf Life Detector 4.1 0 G Surf Activity Sensor 4.1 1 Luxury LS (10 high pass./week) 1 10 high pass./week 4 Air/Raft Enclosed 0.1 20 Launch 16 2 Air/Raft Cargo Lock 0 6 Cargo Hold Basic 0 14 2 Capture Tank 2 atmospheric controlled 2 2 Spacer Niche 0.2 1 crew 1 Launch Bracket 2 2 4 Crew Shared Fresher 2 4 crew 12 2 Luxury Suite 0.8 1 crew 14 7 Single Stateroom 0.7 1 crew 32 4 Crew Lounge 0 2 Life support (80 people/month) 2 80 people/month 2 Maneuver Drive-1 (A) 4 1 G 15 Jump Drive-2 (B) 15 J 2 4 Adv PowerPlant-2 (B) 8 P 2 1 Computer Model/1bis std 3 14 Spacious Controls 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 198 TOTALS 86