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102 Vehicles: Commercial Vehicles

Ziv Delivery Van (TL5)

Summary: 2.00 displacement ton box; 17.5 tonnes; kCr 113 Chassis: 28.0 kL box (4.7 m long x 2.4 m wide x 2.4 m high); Structure: 1.07 tonnes of soft steel, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.02 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 1.00 MW TL4 internal combustion engine; Fuel: 799 L of hydrocarbons (799 kg), 8 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.00 MW wheels; Maximum Speed: 55 km/h loaded, 105 km/h unloaded; Range: 445 km loaded, 842 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: 19.5 kL of cargo space (9.76 tonnes)

Often described as a “bare-bones box with an engine,” the Ziv van is optimized for one purpose: delivery of goods within an urban area. Its total lack of comfort, environmental controls, and speed render it useless in extreme climates and the countryside.

Giilkan Ice Cream Cart (TL6)

Summary: 0.15 displacement ton open frame; 1.52 tonnes; Cr 1451 Chassis:

    • 2.10

      kL open frame (5.6 m long x 79 cm wide x 79 cm high); Structure: 79.3 kg of fiber laminate, rated for 1.0Gs, body

    • 0.13

      cm thick, 1 armour rating

Performance: 5.50 kW TL1 Rowers power plant; Fuel: 0 mL of food (0.000 g), 0 hours supply Propulsion System: 5.00 kW wheels; Maximum Speed: 2 km/h; Range: 0 km; Agility: +1DM (0.0G) Crew: Crew roster: driver; 1 external crew station Communications: No communicators installed. Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: Options: kitchen for 1 simultaneous meal 451 L of cargo space

Kids! What would summer be like without the merry sound of an ice cream cart? Next summer, earn extra pocket money selling ice cream from a Giilkan cart. Modern fibre laminate construction and a space-efficient serving unit make the Giilkan a joy to peddle, while almost 500 litres of storage holds enough ice cream to satisfy the hungriest crowd.

(Obviously, the CSC design system does not work very well for peddle-powered vehicles! Most of the mass in this design are the “rowers” that power the vehicle.)

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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