Ships of Elite
Elite took over part of my life back in the 1980s, playing the original on the BBC Micro. We even created an RPG based on the game, not realising that it was itself based on (or at least inspired by) the Traveller RPG.
These are some ship designs, heavily influenced by the ships of the 1984 version of Elite (by David Braben and Ian Bell), built for Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition. They include deck plans, renders and statistics. The original manual is available online for reference.
A lot of the ships are effectively fighters, coming in as 'small craft' in Traveller terms. There are some strict limitations on such ships, which makes it difficult to model the original Elite ships exactly. Where there are discrepancies, I've stuck to Traveller rules.
The main issue is that ships under 100t can only have a limited number of weapons. A 10t fighter can't carry a laser and missiles for example. So whilst the Elite ships were missile heavy, these designs aren't.
Current Project Status: Competent
A file containing all the above designs, plus standalone deck plans and images, is downloadable here.
All deck plans are done using Dungeondraft. I almost exclusively use my own assets.
See the original blog post for some background.
Other ships still in the queue:
- Anaconda - 2,400t
- Asp - 200t
- Moray - 200t
- Constrictor - 400t
- Ophidian - 100t