102 Vehicles: Cargo Transport
Knorr Container Truck (TL7)
Summary: 6.50 displacement ton box; 45.9 tonnes; kCr 168 Chassis: 91.0 kL box (6.10 m long x 3.6 m wide x 3.6 m high); Structure: 2.35 tonnes of soft steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.02 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 3.00 MW TL4 internal combustion engine; Fuel: 3.00 kL of hydrocarbons (3.00 tonnes), 10 hours supply Propulsion System: 3.00 MW wheels; Maximum Speed: 134 km/h loaded, 269 km/h unloaded; Range: 1339 km loaded, 2679 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.1G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver; 1 crew station; 1 roomy passenger seat Communications: Regional Radio (10 W, TL7, SmVcl); Range: 30 km Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: Safety Features: anti-theft system 70.0 kL of cargo space (35.0 tonnes)
Before a world is fully integrated into the Third Imperium, there is frequently a brief period— usually less than a generation—when Imperial technology is concentrated in certain areas. The Knorr is a typical flatbed container carrier with one extra feature: it is optimized to carry standard Imperial five displacement ton shipping containers. This is a powerful selling feature on worlds which have not yet been granted access to Fusion Plus and contragrav.
© Robert Prior, 1998.