A New Fighter Class Starship for “Stars without Number”

A small blocky spaceship
spaceship” by Philippe Put, on Flickr

I spent Saturday evening and Sunday morning re-learning about matrices. I did some rudimentary analysis and modeling on the price points for Stars without Number starships. As a bonus I relearned a bit about Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues. And did some reading on Principal Component Analysis. If anyone is better versed at this, and would like to , I’d love some further help.

Table 141: Hull Types for Stars without Number
Hull TypeCostSpeedArmorHPCrewACPowerMassHard.Class
Sentinel240,00034122/314621Fighter

Stripped of a spike-drive, the Owl-class Sentinel remains a versatile system ship or a compliment to a Carrier. With extended stores, its crew can spend longer in space. Combining its extended stores and emission dampers, the Owl can observe a hardened system entry-point without tipping its hand. If it chooses to break cover, its Fractal Impact Charge brings a dangerous punch.

Table 142: Owl-class Sentinel
Owl-class Sentinel
HP15Power6/0 free
AC13Mass2/0 free
Armor4Crew2/3
Speed3Hull ClassFighter
WeaponsFractal Impact Charge (+3/2d6, Armor Penetration (AP 📖) 15, Ammo 4)
DefensesHardened Polyceramic Overlay (AP quality of attacking weapons reduced by 5)
FittingsAtmospheric Configuration, Emission Dampers, Extended Stores, System Drive
Cost473,500 base price, 23,675 maintenance, 87,600 yearly crew cost for 2 crew