102 Vehicles: Private Transport
Airstream Camper (TL6)
Summary: 2.00 displacement ton box streamlined; 7.30 tonnes; kCr 63.3 Chassis: 28.0 kL box streamlined (4.7 m long x 2.4 m wide x 2.4 m high); Structure: 1.07 tonnes of soft steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.02 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 803 kW TL4 internal combustion engine; Fuel: 642 L of hydrocarbons (642 kg), 8 hours supply Propulsion System: 800 kW wheels; Maximum Speed: 99 km/h loaded, 111 km/h unloaded; Range: 789 km loaded, 886 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.2G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver; 1 crew station; 5 roomy passenger seats Communications: No communicators installed. Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: Options: recreation space, kitchen for 6 simultaneous meals; 1.60 kL of cargo space (799 kg)
On many urbanized worlds, the wilderness holds a special allure. Discontented urbanites long to “return to the wilderness”, as long as it contains flush toilets and showers. The Airstream Camper is a low-tech vehicle catering to that need. In spite of its name, it is totally unsuitable for real camping, being little more than a mobile bedroom and kitchen; on worlds where this type of vehicle is found, there are special ‘campgrounds’ providing suitably rustic parking spaces, flush toilets, and hot showers.
Armadillo Armoured Limousine (TL6)
Summary: 1.20 displacement ton box; 10.8 tonnes; kCr 99.10 Chassis: 16.8 kL box (3.10 m long x 2.1 m wide x 2.1 m high); Structure: 507 kg of hard steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 1.0 cm thick, 6 armour rating Performance: 1.00 MW TL4 internal combustion engine; Fuel: 800 L of hydrocarbons (800 kg), 8 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.00 MW wheels with puncture-proof tires; Maximum Speed: 100 km/h loaded, 104 km/h unloaded; Range: 800 km loaded, 833 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.2G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver; 1 crew station; 4 roomy passenger seats Communications: Subcontinental Radio (100 W, TL6, SmVcl); Range: 300 km Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: Options: wet bar; Safety Features: anti-theft system; 852 L of cargo space (426 kg)
Many VIPs need to travel in comfort and safety. Many more want the cachet of seeming to need
protection. Whether the dangers are real or imaginary, the Armadillo protection.
The one megawatt Olson-Bliinu internal combustion power plant provides speed and comfort,
Piiran tires contribute excellent handling, and one centimetre of hardened
small up to
arms and light anti-tank four passengers travel in
weaponry. The comfort, soothed
driver can be in constant by a built-in wet bar.
steel is proof against communication, while
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