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102 Vehicles: Mass Transport

Ormatii Gravbus (TL10)

Summary: 5.00 displacement ton box streamlined; 10.0 tonnes; kCr 49.3 Chassis: 70.0 kL box streamlined (6.4 m long x 3.3 m wide x 3.3 m high); Structure: 1.10 tonnes of crystaliron, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.01 cm thick, sealed to 1 atm Armour: 3 front (0.04 cm), 2 sides (0.01 cm), 2 rear (0.01 cm), 2 top (0.01 cm), 2 bottom (0.01 cm) Performance: 803 kW TL10 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 40.2 L of enriched water (40.2 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 800 kW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 144 km/h loaded, 223 km/h unloaded; Range: 14372 km loaded, 22276 km unloaded; Agility: +2DM (1.0G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot; 1 crew station; 30 roomy passenger seats Basic life support; Hatches: 2 power Communications: Continental Radio (1.00 kW, TL10, SmVcl); Range: 3000 km Sensors: Active Regional Radar (1.00 kW); Range: 30 km; Resolution: 5.0 mm per km of range Other: Safety Features: Roadgrid, 4 emergency wall patches, fire suppression system 7.11 kL of cargo space (3.55 tonnes)

A basic people-mover, the Ormatii Gravbus is a simple, cheap way to provide mass transit on a high-tech world. Although relatively slow, it can carry 30 passengers in comfort at speeds adequate for most purposes. The Ormatii qualifies for an orbital license on all Imperial worlds.

Vikram Airbus (TL10)

Summary: 8.00 displacement ton box; 17.7 tonnes; kCr 92.5 Chassis: 112 kL box (7.5 m long x 3.9 m wide x 3.9 m high); Structure: 2.25 tonnes of crystaliron, rated for 1.5Gs, 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: 2.02 MW TL10 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 100 L of enriched water (100 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 2.00 MW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power and orbital package; Maximum Speed: 204 km/h loaded, 282 km/h unloaded; Range: 20375 km loaded, 28119 km unloaded; Agility: +1DM (1.5G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot; 1 crew station; 45 roomy passenger seats Standard life support, sanitary facilities; Airlocks: 1 normal; Hatches: 2 power 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: entertainment centre, wet bar Safety Features: licensed for orbital use, Roadgrid, 5 emergency wall patches, fire suppression system

9.73 kL of cargo space (4.87 tonnes) The Vikram was designed as a long-haul airbus, servicing extended and

orbital routes.

Extensive safety features, state-of-the-art electronics, and spacious seating make it popular with well-off travellers who do not use their own transportation.

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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