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The Air/Raft is the major transportation vehicle on most worlds with high enough tech levels. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Air/rafts rely on solid-state anti-grav modules for lift and propulsion and are also known as fliers.

  • Most air/rafts are capable of reaching orbit (occupants must wear vacc suits) but the trip will take several (6 to 8) hours. An air/raft is not intended for extended spaceflight. Interface landers (spacecraft), G-carriers, ship's gigs, shuttles, and other smallcraft perform similar roles.

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Common Air/Raft Features[edit]

Air/rafts commonly have the following features:

  • Four independent, individually replaceable modules insure a maximum of safety, in that each provides one-quarter of the vehicle's total lift.
  • A standard air/raft masses about 4 tons, and can carry a payload of about 4 tons, including the pilot and 3 passengers.
  • Cruising speed is usually 100 kph, with unlimited range and endurance.
  • Many air/rafts are open-topped and subject to the effects of weather and climate.
  • The major drawbacks to the air/raft are its low load capacity, its relatively slow speed, and its susceptibility to weather (both the negative effects of bad weather on passengers and the slowing effects of high winds and buffeting).
  • Also, most can be overloaded with passengers (a maximum of 8 can fit with minimal comfort) so long as the tonnage maximum is not exceeded.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Most people are aware of the basics of operation for such vehicles. The air/raft can be dangerous to operate at high speed situations or in bad weather. [2]

Examples of Air/Rafts[edit]

13 Air/Raft items[edit]

Item Type Mode TL Mass Cost
Convertible Air Raft Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 15 3 dTons Cr 751,090
Enlightened 2T class Air Raft Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 11 2 dton Cr3,019,334.3
Fringian Enclosed Air/Raft Air/Raft Flight (Hybrid Grav) 9 3 Tons Cr600,000
Fringian Open Air/Raft Air/Raft Flight (Hybrid Grav) 9 3 Tons Cr600,000
Halcyon class Open Air/Raft Air/Raft Flight (Grav) TBD TBD TBD
Harpy class Air/Raft Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 9 4 dton 935,871
Imperial Cavalry Vehicle Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 15 3 dTons MCr 1.42
Imperial Recovery Sled Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 15 30 dTons MCr 4.4
Imperial Utility Grav Sled Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 15 12 dTons MCr 2.24
Narit class Air/Raft Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 11 3 dton Cr242,915.05
Rivaal XC class Air/Raft Air/Raft Flight (Grav) TBD TBD TBD
Traveller class Air/Raft Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 8 4 dTons Cr 275,000
Traveller class Grav Floater Air/Raft Flight (Grav) 11 TBD Cr 500

See Also[edit]


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The line between Spaceplane and Spaceship is blurred.
If the design is described as a Vehicle then its a Spaceplane;
if it is described as a Ship its a Spaceship.

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