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102 Vehicles: Private Transport

Canrith Mechsteed (TL9)

Summary: 0.14 displacement ton cylinder; 1.66 tonnes; kCr 71.3 Chassis: 1.96 kL cylinder (3.1 m long x 90 cm wide x 90 cm high); Structure: 83.3 kg of light alloy, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.04 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 250 kW TL7 turbine, gas; Fuel: 187 L of high-grade hcarb (187 kg), 5 hours supply Propulsion System: 200 kW legs with soft ground suspension; Maximum Speed: 43 km/h loaded, 44 km/h unloaded; Range: 217 km loaded, 219 km unloaded; Agility: +1DM (0.1G); Crew: Crew roster: driver; 1 external crew station Communications: Regional Radio (10 W, TL9, SmVcl); Range: 30 km Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: 33.5 L of cargo space (16.7 kg)

As any rancher knows, nothing beats hands-on knowledge of your range. Sure, aircars are faster, but the only way to know land is to ride it. The Canrith model mechanical steed takes the drudgery out of range-riding, leaving the pure pleasure and real experience you need.

Dust Bunny Range Runner (TL10)

Summary: 0.13 displacement ton box; 1.51 tonnes; kCr 39.1 Chassis: 1.82 kL box (1.9 m long x 98 cm wide x 98 cm high); Structure: 96.1 kg of crystaliron, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.010 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 250 kW TL10 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 12.5 L of enriched water (12.5 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 250 kW legs with toughened suspension; Maximum Speed: 89 km/h loaded, 102 km/h unloaded; Range: 8934 km loaded, 10195 km unloaded; Agility: +1DM (0.1G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver; 1 external crew station; 1 external passenger seat; Protection: front Communications: Regional Radio (10 W, TL10, SmVcl); Range: 30 km Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: 373 L of cargo space (186 kg)

A legged version of the all-terrain cycle, the Dust Bunny can race across the roughest terrain at over 100 km/h. Most commonly used by urban cowboys, the Dust Bunny is nicknamed “Seadoo of the plains” by those loving the quiet outdoors. (Although the Fusion Plus power plant is

silent, the transmission although tales of Dust

makes a loud buzzing-whining sound that repels most wildlife - Bunnies and riders suffering the ardent advances of large rutting

herbivores are common pub tales.)

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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