102 Vehicles: Cargo Transport
Bromii Tanker (TL7)
Summary: 300.00 displacement ton cylinder; 4346 tonnes; MCr 1.87 Chassis: 4200 kL cylinder (40 m long x 11 m wide x 11 m high); Structure: 27.7 tonnes of soft steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.02 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 50.0 MW TL5 turbine, steam, water-cooled; Fuel: 714 kL of hydrocarbons (714 tonnes), 200 hours supply Propulsion System: 50.0 MW watercraft; Maximum Speed: 7 km/h loaded, 14 km/h unloaded; Range: 1490 km loaded, 2981 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.0G); Crew: Crew roster: helmsman, captain, 3 engineers, 5 deckhands; 10 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 Passive Subregional Optical (1 W); Range: 10 km; Resolution: 10 cm per km of range Other: Options: entertainment centre, recreation space, kitchen for 10 simultaneous meals 3300 kL of cargo space (3300 tonnes)
The cheapest method to move bulk good and raw materials is by water. While pipelines can carry liquids, there are many circumstances where this is uneconomical. In these cases ships like the Bromii fill the gap, carrying kilotonnes cheaply (if slowly).
© Robert Prior, 1998.