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102 Vehicles: Emergency Vehicles

Hippocrates Ambulance (TL11)

Summary: 1.20 displacement ton box; 3.85 tonnes; kCr 37.3 Chassis: 16.8 kL box (3.10 m long x 2.1 m wide x 2.1 m high); Structure: 126 kg of structurecomp, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.04 cm thick, 1 armour rating Performance: 1.06 MW TL11 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 41.9 L of enriched water (41.9 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.00 MW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 469 km/h loaded, 513 km/h unloaded; Range: 46788 km loaded, 51181 km unloaded; Agility: +2DM (1.0G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot/medic, paramedic, 2 patients; 1 crew station; 3 roomy passenger seats Hatches: 3 manual; Grav Compensation (1G), Whole vehicle compensated Communications: Continental Radio (1.00 kW, TL11, SmVcl); Range: 3000 km Sensors: Active Regional Radar (1.00 kW); Range: 30 km; Resolution: 1.0 mm per km of range Other: lab/working space; Safety Features: anti-theft system, Roadgrid, fire suppression system; 660 L of cargo space (330 kg)

Timely medical attention can be the difference between life and death. The Hippocrates 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. The small on-board medical lab is specialized for trauma care.

Hyland Ambulance (TL11)

Summary: 1.20 displacement ton box; 4.04 tonnes; kCr 70.7 Chassis: 16.8 kL box (3.10 m long x 2.1 m wide x 2.1 m high); Structure: 190 kg of structurecomp, rated for 1.5Gs, body 0.30 cm thick, sealed to 1 atm Armour: 3 front (1.0 cm), 2 sides (0.30 cm), 2 rear (0.30 cm), 2 top (0.30 cm), 2 bottom (0.30 cm) Performance: 1.07 MW TL11 fusion plus generator; Fuel: 42.3 L of enriched water (42.3 kg), 100 hours supply Propulsion System: 1.00 MW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 446 km/h loaded, 469 km/h unloaded; Range: 44509 km loaded, 46774 km unloaded; Agility: +1DM (1.5G); Crew & Passengers: Crew roster: pilot/medic, paramedic, 2 patients; 1 crew station; 3 roomy passenger seats Standard life support; Hatches: 3 manual; Grav Compensation (1G), Whole vehicle compensated Communications: Continental Radio (1.00 kW, TL11, SmVcl); Range: 3000 km Sensors: Active Subcontinental Radar (10.00 kW); Range: 300 km; Resolution: 1.0 mm per km of range Other: Options: recreation space Safety Features: licensed for orbital use, anti-theft system, Roadgrid, 1 emergency wall patch, fire suppression system 1.0 m3 of lab space; 391 L of cargo space (195 kg)

Timely medical attention can be the difference between life and death. The Hyland, a thicker- skinned variant of the Hippocrates licensed for orbital use, 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.

© Robert Prior, 1998.

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