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102 Vehicles: Cargo Transport

Foriq Transporter (TL11)

Summary: 5.00 displacement ton open-topped box; 38.5 tonnes; kCr 37.8 Chassis: 70.0 kL open-topped box (6.4 m long x 3.3 m wide x 3.3 m high); Structure: 2.19 tonnes of crystaliron, rated for 2.0Gs, body 0.010 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 1.50 MW TL11 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 59.3 L of enriched water (59.3 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.50 MW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 70 km/h loaded, 401 km/h unloaded; Range: 7009 km loaded, 39960 km unloaded; Agility: +1DM (2.0G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot; 1 crew station; 1 cramped passenger seat Communications: Subcontinental Radio (100 W, TL11, SmVcl); Range: 300 km Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: Construction Equipment: crane can lift 11.0 tonnes 63.5 kL of cargo space (31.8 tonnes)

The Foriq Transporter is a bare-bones design intended for bulk transport in remote regions. Lacking any creature comforts except a canvas roof, it is simply an open box with a set of contragrav lifters. Unloved by their drivers, Foriqs are usually found carrying ore between mine shaft and smelter, servicing operations too small to warrant their own loading cranes.

Vheria Freighter (TL12)

Summary: 12.25 displacement ton box; 91.1 tonnes; kCr 154 Chassis: 171 kL box (8.6 m long x 4.5 m wide x 4.5 m high); Structure: 3.98 tonnes of crystaliron, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.002 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 2x 2.00 MW TL12 CI Fusion Plus generators; Fuel: 126 L of enriched water (126 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 4.00 MW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 79 km/h loaded, 514 km/h unloaded; Range: 7907 km loaded, 51244 km unloaded; Agility: +2DM (1.0G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot; 1 crew station; 1 roomy passenger seat; Sanitary facilities Communications: Continental Radio (1.00 kW, TL12, SmVcl); Range: 3000 km Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: Safety Features: anti-theft system, Roadgrid 140 kL of modular cargo space (77.0 tonnes)

The Vheria is a ubiquitous sight on Sylean worlds. Standard Cleon Industries power modules make the Vheria slightly cheaper than its competition in a field where every centicredit counts. In addition to its driver and 10-ton cargo container, the freighter can carry one passenger (usually a replacement driver).

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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