Rider-class Courier

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Class Overview
Name: Rider-class Courier
Manufacturer: The Initiative
Technical Specifications
Function: Military Courier
Size: Length: 90 Meters (295')
Width: 18 Meters (59')
Height: 8 Meters (26')
Standard Complement: Five (2x Pilot, 2x Engineer, Captain)
Hull: Titanium Alloy, with a .25 meter thick synthetic diamond sheath

The Rider-class of courier was designed by The Initiative. The class was intended to free up warships from military and government courier duties in areas with less need for couriers to be able to repel attackers. While the class is primarily seen in government use, several vessels have been built for civilian and export sale by Dragos Industrial Concern.

History

The first Rider-class couriers were designed in 2166 CE, to take over official courier duties in the safer inner colonies that had been handled previously by corvettes, frigates, and destroyers. As the number of pirate attacks on outer colonies has dropped, Rider-class couriers have expanded their operations closer to the frontier. Because of the relatively light needs of the military and government, many Rider-class couriers serve as interstellar shuttles for military personnel transferring from posting to posting, as well as covering government mail and cargo.

Basic Specifications

Size

  • Length: 90 Meters (295')
  • Width: 18 Meters (59')
  • Height: 8 Meters (26')
  • Decks: 2

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: One
  • Standard: Five (2x Pilot, 2x Engineer, Captain)
  • Maximum: 200

Engines

  • Sublight: Electrodeless Plasma Thruster

Power Plant

  • Primary: Antimatter Reactor
  • Secondary: Photo-voltaic Cells

Hull Composition

  • Hull: Titanium Alloy, with a .25 meter thick synthetic diamond sheath
  • Armor Plating: .25 meters of Case-hardened Steel, Titanium, & Ceramic Composite Plates

Sensor System

Auxiliary Craft

Deck Listing

  • Deck 1: Cockpit, Crew Compartments, Armory, Mess Hall, Infirmary, Cargo Deck (Upper Half)
  • Deck 2: Forward Storage, Reactor Compartment, Hangar Deck, Aft Storage, Cargo Deck (Lower Half)