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102 Vehicles: Cargo Transport

Berigan EcoHauler (TL7)

Summary: 200.00 displacement ton cylinder; 533 tonnes; kCr 263 Chassis: 2800 kL cylinder (34 m long x 10 m wide x 10 m high); Structure: 5.28 tonnes of fiber laminate, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.13 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 6.00 MW TL7 sail Propulsion System: 6.00 MW watercraft; Maximum Speed: 7 km/h loaded, 14 km/h unloaded; Range: 0 km; Agility: +3DM (0.0G); Crew: Crew roster: helmsman, captain, 4 deckhands; 6 crew stations Sanitary and shower facilities Communications: Continental Radio (1.00 kW, TL7, SmVcl); Range: 3000 km Sensors: Active Subregional Radar (100 W); Range: 10 km; Resolution: 50 cm per km of range Active Subregional Sonar (100 W); Range: 10 km; Resolution: 50 cm per km of range Other: Options: recreation space, kitchen for 6 simultaneous meals 2739 kL of cargo space (500 tonnes)

Before the discover of cheap portable fusion power, many worlds are constrained by the availability of chemical power sources. The Berigan is typically encountered on worlds too poor in chemical power to waste it on bulk cargo transport. Slow and with all the grace of a drunk hippopotamus, the best that can be said about the Berigan is that it never runs out of gas.

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

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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