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102 Vehicles: Commercial Vehicles

Belsan Delivery Van (TL5)

Summary: 0.80 displacement ton box; 6.73 tonnes; kCr 45.5 Chassis: 11.2 kL box (3.5 m long x 1.8 m wide x 1.8 m high); Structure: 580 kg of soft steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.02 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 400 kW TL4 internal combustion engine; Fuel: 480 L of hydrocarbons (480 kg), 12 hours supply Propulsion System: 400 kW wheels; Maximum Speed: 48 km/h loaded, 92 km/h unloaded; Range: 577 km loaded, 1105 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: 6.43 kL of cargo space (3.21 tonnes)

Most urban areas have a niche for slow-but-spacious delivery vehicles. The Belsan fills that niche, having room for over 6 kL of cargo. Its slow maximum speed is rarely an issue for two reasons. First, most of its cargo is lighter than the design rating, so it can often travel faster. More importantly, most urban regions have speed restrictions or traffic patterns that preclude faster travel.

Pinkerton Armoured Car (TL5)

Summary: 2.00 displacement ton box; 20.3 tonnes; kCr 203 Chassis: 28.0 kL box (4.7 m long x 2.4 m wide x 2.4 m high); Structure: 713 kg of hard steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.30 cm thick, 4 armour rating Performance: 1.50 MW TL4 Internal Combustion power plant; Fuel: 1.50 kL of hydrocarbons (1.50 tonnes), 10 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.50 MW wheels with bulletproof tires; Maximum Speed: 90 km/h; Range: 897 km; Agility: +3DM (0.1G) Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver; 1 crew station; 1 cramped passenger seat Communications: Subregional Radio (1 W, TL5, SmVcl) Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: 15.3 kL of cargo space

Whenever valuable goods must be transported, there are those who would steal them. Thieves stand no chance against the Pinkerton armoured car. 3mm hard steel armour and bulletproof tires foil any attempt to open the truck, while the standard-issue radio allows the guard to call for assistance in the unlikely event that the assailants set up a roadblock.

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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