:HEADER Scout/Courier Murphy S-AL22, TL 10, 100 tons, MCr 52.2
 
 :COMMENTS
Using a 100-ton Lifting Body hull, the scout/courier is intended for exploration, survey, and courier duties, with many in service throughout known space. It mounts drives giving it jump-2 and 2-G acceleration. Installed on its bridge is a computer Model/1bis and attack-range sensors. Detached duty versions have an open lounge where survey sensors would typically go.

There are four staterooms and no low berths. The ship has one hardpoint; installed on the hardpoint is one double turret beam laser. There is one ship's vehicle: an air/raft. Cargo capacity is 3 tons. The hull has scoops, bins, and a purification plant for wilderness refueling.

The Scout, by its nature, is built as a one-person operation: a single crew person can handle all operations, albeit inefficiently. On the other hand, the Scout can carry three non-commercial passengers in relative comfort, or up to seven with double occupancy.

:HISTORY

:DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 100 Lift body Hull, lifters 17 L, lifters 20 Jump Fuel (2 parsecs) 0 J2, 10t/pc 2 Plant Fuel (one month) 0 one month 1 Fuel Scoops 100t/hr 0.1 100t/hr 1 Fuel Intakes 40t/hr 0.1 40t/hr 1 Vd T2 Beam Laser 1 8 4 Crew Single Stateroom 0.4 1 crew 1 Crew Common Fresher 1 10 crew 9 Crew Lounge 0 3 Cargo Hold Basic 0 1 Fuel Bins 20t/hr 0.1 20t/hr 4 Air/Raft Enclosed 0.1 2 Vehicle Hangar Overhead 0 1 AR Ant Communicator 1.5 1 AR Ant Scope 1.5 1 Mail Vault 0 for express contracts 2 Clinic 1 treats common injuries 0 AV=5. 1 Kinetic Shell 0 1 Fuel Purifiers 4t/hr 1 4t/hr 3 AR Ext EMS, imported 2.7 0 Jump Grid 1 4 Forward Lounge 0 4 PowerPlant-2 (A) 4 P 2 2 Maneuver Drive-2 (A) 4 2 G 10 Jump Drive-2 (A) 10 J 2 1 Landing legs with pads 1 1 Life Support Standard 1 10 person-months 1 Computer Model/1bis std 3 14 Spacious Controls 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 99 TOTALS 52