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102 Vehicles: Private Transport

Wanax Aerial Yacht (TL10)

Summary: 5.00 displacement ton disk streamlined; 15.4 tonnes; kCr 156 Chassis: 70.0 kL disk streamlined (7.7 m long x 7.7 m wide x 1.5 m high); Structure: 2.19 tonnes of crystaliron, rated for 2.0Gs, body 0.02 cm thick, sealed to 1 atm Armour: 3 front (0.04 cm), 2 sides (0.02 cm), 2 rear (0.02 cm), 2 top (0.02 cm), 2 bottom (0.02 cm) Performance: 2.01 MW TL10 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 502 L of enriched water (502 kg), 500 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.50 MW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 176 km/h loaded, 268 km/h unloaded; Range: 87719 km loaded, 133804 km unloaded; Agility: +1DM (2.0G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot, 4 stewards; 5 crew stations; 12 roomy passenger seats Standard life support, sanitary and shower facilities; Hatches: 3 power; Grav Compensation (1G), Whole vehicle compensated Communications: Orbital Radio (10.00 kW, TL10, SmVcl); Range: 30000 km Sensors: Active Regional Radar (1.00 kW); Range: 30 km; Resolution: 5.0 mm per km of range Other: Options: automatic sunroof, entertainment centre, recreation space, wet bar, kitchen for 12 simult. meals Safety Features: licensed for orbital use, anti-hijack system, anti-theft system, Roadgrid, 6 emergency wall patches, fire suppression system; 10.6 kL of cargo space (5.30 tonnes)

Aimed at the luxury market, the Wanax resembles an old-fashioned yacht more than a modern grav car. Up to a dozen passengers travel in luxurious style, pampered by four stewards, with the latest in entertainment facilities. Full kitchen and washroom facilities ensure that they arrive at their destination fresh and alert; state-of-the-art anti-hijack systems and Roadgrid ensure that they arrive safely.

Styling is very personal. While the basic chassis is a disk, every Wanax is hand-finished to individual specifications. Most owners choose a theme from a favourite period of history.

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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