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102 Vehicles: Private Transport

Aphrodite Skimmer (TL11)

Summary: 0.22 displacement ton needle; 259 kg; Cr 2527 Chassis: 3.08 kL needle (5.4 m long x 75 cm wide x 75 cm high); Structure: 44.4 kg of structurecomp, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.04 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 50.0 kW TL11 sail Propulsion System: 50.0 kW high performance watercraft; Maximum Speed: 121 km/h; Range: unlimited; Agility: +2DM (0.1G); Crew: Crew roster: helmsman; 1 crew station Communications: No communicators installed. Sensors: No sensors installed.

The ultimate sailboat, the Aphrodite can reach over 120 km/h under the right wind conditions. Polysynthetic sails and a structurecomp hull reduce the mass to barely more than the helmsman,

while hydrofoils lift the boat out of the water to reduce drag. The Aphrodite is a racing skimmer. Everything that might interfere

with performance,

including a radio communicator, has been stripped from the design. Nothing remains but the hull, sails, and pilot.

This vehicle was designed using the rules in the Central Supply Catalog, with the following variations: uses synthetic sails, realistic stress.

Baxzat Speeder (TL11)

Summary: 0.07 displacement ton open-topped needle streamlined; 761 kg; kCr 10.0 Chassis: 980 L open-topped needle streamlined (3.7 m long x 51 cm wide x 51 cm high); Structure: 82.7 kg of structurecomp, rated for 4.0Gs, body 0.04 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 203 kW TL11 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 8.03 L of enriched water (8.03 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 200 kW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 948 km/h loaded, 956 km/h unloaded; Range: 94493 km loaded, 95258 km unloaded; Agility: -3DM (4.0G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot; 1 external crew station; 1 external passenger seat; Protection: front Grav Compensation (1G), Whole vehicle compensated Communications: Regional Radio (10 W, TL11, SmVcl); Range: 30 km Sensors: Active Subregional Radar (100 W); Range: 10 km; Resolution: 1.0 mm per km of range Other: Safety Features: anti-theft system, Roadgrid 12.2 L of cargo space (6.12 kg); illuminated SmartCoat display on all unused surface area

Raw speed. Sometimes nothing else will do. The Baxzat Speeder is built for speed and nothing else. The ultralight structurecomp chassis is reinforced for 4G maneuvers, while pilot and passenger are protected by 1G grav compensators and a windscreen. Roadgrid and active radar provide electronic assistance to the pilot. Complete SmartCoat coverage lets the Baxzat reflect its owner's every mood.

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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