102 Vehicles: Cargo Transport
Victraa Hauler (TL4)
Summary: 2.00 displacement ton open-topped box; 19.4 tonnes; kCr 75.10 Chassis: 28.0 kL open-topped box (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: 500 kW TL4 steam engine; Fuel: 187 L of coal (375 kg), 10 hours supply Propulsion System: 500 kW wheels; Maximum Speed: 22 km/h loaded, 44 km/h unloaded; Range: 222 km loaded, 445 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.0G); Crew: Crew roster: driver; 1 crew station Communications: No communicators installed. Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: 22.8 kL of cargo space (11.4 tonnes)
Slow but steady, the Victraa is a common sight on thinly-populated low-tech worlds, filling in the gaps between rail and canal systems.
Huron Tanker (TL5)
Summary: 10.00 displacement ton cylinder; 140 tonnes; kCr 649 Chassis: 140 kL cylinder (12 m long x 3.7 m wide x 3.7 m high); Structure: 2.87 tonnes of soft steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.02 cm thick, 1 armour rating
Performance: 5.75 MW TL4 internal combustion engine; Fuel: 5.75 kL of hydrocarbons (5.75 tonnes), 10 hours supply Propulsion System: 5.75 MW wheels; Maximum Speed: 79 km/h loaded, 159 km/h unloaded; Range: 793 km loaded, 1587 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.1G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver; 1 crew station; 1 cramped passenger seat Communications: No communicators installed. Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: 100 kL of cargo space (100 tonnes)
Low tech societies frequently run on petrochemical power
. Even if petrochemicals
unavailable, industrial processes require large quantities of liquids. For circumstances where
pipelines are uneconomical, provide the solution.
The Huron is typical of these tankers. A large cylindrical tank is towed by a smaller propulsion module. No comforts are installed, because the Huron is intended for short-haul routes.
© Robert Prior, 1998.