Gravcraft are vehicles that employ Gravity control technology for transportation purposes.
- Gravcraft are flyers and typically travel through a planet's atmosphere.
- Please see Gravity control technology for more information.
Gravity control technology is the key technology that makes gravcraft work.
- The gravity control produces both weight-neutralization and thrust. Also know as grav, anti-grav, or contragrav.
- This control of the force of gravity allows construction of vehicles, like the Air/Raft and G-Carrier, mapping of object mass through Densitometers, and safety equipment like the Grav Parachute.
- Starships also employ gravity control technology, but this article only details terrestrial, interface, and close-orbit gravcraft.
- Please see Starship for more information.
History & Background (Dossier)
The first Gravcraft, or vehicles employing gravity control technology, appear around (TL-9+).
There are a number of classes of gravcraft, which include:
- Personal Gravcraft (Single-occupant) (TL-9+)
- Grav Cars (Dedicated Passenger Vehicles) (TL-9+)
- Air/Rafts (Dedicated Utility Vehicle) (TL-9+)
- Grav Sleds (Dedicated Utility Vehicle) (TL-9+)
- Grav AFVs (Dedicated Military Gravcraft) (TL-9+)
- Grav Tanks (Dedicated Military Gravcraft) (TL-9+)
- G-Carriers (Interface Gravcraft) (TL-9+)
- Speeders (Hybrid High-performance Grav/aircraft) (TL-9+)
- Very Large Grav Vehicles (Industrial) (TL-12+)
- Non-mobile Gravitic Cities (TL-13+)
- Mobile Gravitic Cities (TL-14+)
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Classic Traveller Striker
- Marc Miller's Traveller T4 Emperor's Vehicles
- Periodical: Classic Traveller Challenge, Issue 27
- Periodical: Classic Traveller The Travellers' Digest No. 6
- Periodical: High Passage 4 in Article: 'Grav Mining Vehicle (GMV)'
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science