102 Vehicles: Emergency Vehicles
Emergencies happen even in the most well-regulated environment. When used by highly- trained crews, the vehicles in this chapter can do much to mitigate disasters.
Galen Ambulance (TL7)
Summary: 1.50 displacement ton box; 7.41 tonnes; kCr 67.0 Chassis: 21.0 kL box (4.3 m long x 2.2 m wide x 2.2 m high); Structure: 220 kg of fiber laminate, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.13 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 1.00 MW TL4 internal combustion engine; Fuel: 1.00 kL of hydrocarbons (1.00 tonnes), 10 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.00 MW wheels; Maximum Speed: 146 km/h loaded, 156 km/h unloaded; Range: 1457 km loaded, 1558 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.2G) Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver/medic, paramedic; 1 crew station; 3 roomy passenger seats; Hatches: 3 manual Communications: Subcontinental Radio (100 W, TL7, SmVcl); Range: 300 km Sensors: No sensors installed. Other: Options: lab/working space; Safety Features: anti-theft system, fire suppression system; 964 L of cargo space (482 kg)
Primitive though pre-stellar medicine is, timely medical attention can be the difference between life and death. The Galen is typical of purpose-built emergency medical vehicles. It is fast enough to quickly arrive at an emergency site, and equipped with a two-way radio so that the attending medics can remain in constant contact with distant experts.
Meerside Rescue Craft (TL7)
Summary: 3.00 displacement ton box; 14.2 tonnes; kCr 122 Chassis: 42.0 kL box (5.4 m long x 2.8 m wide x 2.8 m high); Structure: 350 kg of fiber laminate, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.13 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 1.50 MW TL5 imp. internal combustion engine; Fuel: 1.88 kL of high-grade hcarb (1.88 tonnes), 10 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.50 MW hoverskirt; Maximum Speed: 91 km/h loaded, 104 km/h unloaded; Range: 913 km loaded, 1040 km unloaded; Agility: +3DM (0.1G) Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: driver, gunner, captain, deckhand; 4 crew stations; 4 roomy passenger seats; Sanitary facilities
Water Cannon-6 Communications:
Reloads Notes turret, 1 gunner
Subcontinental Radio (100 W, TL7, SmVcl); Range: 300 km Sensors: Active Regional Radar (1.00 kW); Range: 30 km; Resolution: 50 cm per km of range Other: Options: recreation space; Safety Features: fire suppression system Construction Equipment: crane can lift 7.00 tonnes; 3.48 kL of cargo space (1.74 tonnes)
Small and speedy, equipped with both water cannon and crane, the Meerside is an excellent general-purpose rescue craft.
© Robert Prior, 1998.