AnotherDilbert wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:46 pm
AnotherDilbert wrote: ↑
The modular cutter is not a LBB5'80 design as far as I can see.
I will have to take that back, it might to be a TL8 design:
Note that it does not follow the description completely; it already has a computer, so can't be equipped with another computer.
I have checked the USP against CT LBB 2 HG 2e 1980 the High Guard Statistics Universal Ship Profile example on p. 52
Y = Yacht
Y = Shuttle; Cutter
0 = Tonnage Code for hulls < 100 tons
2 = Configuration Code = Cone; Streamlined - Yes, Price Mod: +10%
0 = Jump Rating
4 = Maneuver Drive Acceleration Rating in Gs
4 = Power Plant EP output
0 = Computer Model Code looking at CT LBB 2 1977/1981 p. 22 or CT LBB 5 HG 2e 1980 p. 26 a Model 1 computer has a USP Code 1 a code of 0 (zero) means no computer is installed.
1 = Crew Code Crew Size is between 1 and 9.
The CT Supplement 7 50 ton modular cutter does not have a computer.
GDW JTAS 5 pp. 6-9 LSP Modular Cutter by Marc W. Miller details are a bit scant.
"The LSP Modular Cutter is essentially an alloy cylinder*
thirty meters in length and six meters in diameter. The nose is hemispherical and simple manufacturing techniques are used through out. Displacement is 50 tons (or 700 cubic meters) and the ship is capable of accelerations up to 4G. Normally unarmed, the cutter carries fuel tankage of 15 tons. Base price is MCr9.25, excluding modules...."
"Performance of the cutter is affected by load. Normally accelerations of up to 4G can be achieved (with new or well-maintained maneuver drives). By operating the cutter without a module, the boat is reduced to thirty**
tons displacement; operating under such conditions, it can easily make 6G. Such use is not recommended however, as the single structural strut connecting the bridge and drives is not strong enough to withstand such abuse for long."
*The description says cylinder which should be a configuration code of 3.
*50 - 30 = 20 tons not 30 tons.
GDW JTAS 8 Broadsword Class Mercenary Cruisers by Marc W. Miller p. 26 Modular Cutter:
"The 50-ton cutter is essentially of two piece construction: a 20 ton frame and a 30 ton module. The combination is capable of 4-G operations and carries a crew of two (pilot and gunner). The cutter has a four ton bridge installed and mounts a Model/1 computer. It is armed with a single missile rack. Total craft cost, less module: MCr30.75."
"When the cutter is operated without the module, it has a smaller displacement and thus greater performance: its 4-G of accelerations is increased to 6-G."
Updated (clicked on the wrong button)
GDW JTAS 8 p. 37
CP-10897.1 Cutter YY-020441
1-000000-00001-0 MCr30.75 50 tons
Crew-2. Fuel=2. Bridge. EP=2. Agility=4. TL=12 Carries one 30-ton module
Cutter without module functions as YY-0206611 (20 tons)
The bold 1 in the USP is the slot allocated for the computer's model number which corresponds to a Model/1 computer.