Fringian Large Propeller Aircraft

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Large Propeller Aircraft
Tech Level TL–5
Mass 46.6 Tons
Cost Cr1,385,000
Mode Flight (Propeller Aircraft)
Type Passenger Vehicle
Speed 540 kph
Cargo 12m³
Crew 2 +6
Passengers 64
Armament none

The Large Propeller Aircraft is a type of Fixed Wing Aircraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Large Propeller Aircraft is designed primarily as a mass transport vehicle. A cargo version is also available.

Hull[edit]

The cylindical fuselage of the aircraft is constructed from steel and lightweight materials. The aircraft has a monoplane configuration and a large rear rudder assembly.

  • Length: 34.6m, Fuselage Diameter: 4.2m, Height: 7.2m (including the upright rear rudders).
  • Fuselage Volume: 480m³ (35.6 dTons).
Wingspan: 37.5m (+11 dTons).
  • Unloaded Weight: 22,400 kg.

The aircraft requires around 2,900m³ (approximately 210 dTons) of space when it is parked.

The aircraft has a retractable hydraulic three point undercarriage fitted with wheels.

Power / Transmission[edit]

4x wing-mounted large internal combustion power plants using hydrocarbon fuel to drive propellers. The fuel supply is contained within a protected tank. Electrical generators and backup batteries.

  • The vehicle is noisy.

Performance[edit]

  • Takeoff Run: 1,400m.
    • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 39,000 kg.
  • Cruise Speed: 440 kph, Top Speed: 520 kph, Stall Speed: 100 kph.
  • Duration: 9 hours at Cruise Speed, 7 hours at Top Speed.
  • Maximum Altitude: 7,600m (depending on the local atmosphere type).

Crew / Passengers[edit]

The fuselage of the aircraft consists of an enclosed compartment fitted with clear windows. The crew compartment is located towards the front of the vehicle and has tandem seats: the passenger compartment occupies the majority of the fuselage and contains 64 seats, a small galley and freshers. The rear of the aircraft contains a small crew lounge and 2x crew bunks. All seating is fitted with safety harnesses. The vehicle is sealed and is fitted with basic life support and environmental systems. The crew positions are fitted with basic mechanical controls. Multiple consoles provide data such as velocity, altitude, and component status.

  • The crew consists of four pilots and four stewards who work in pairs and operate in shifts.

The vehicle has cargo storage, located towards the lower rear section.

  • Cargo Storage: 12m³ (0.9 dTons).
  • Maximum Load: 16,500 kg (including passengers) before performance is impaired.

Equipment[edit]

Running lights. A medium (typically 500 km range) radio communications system and a civilian-grade radar with an effective range of around 100 km.

History (Background)[edit]

A large commercial airliner designed to transport personnel.

See also: Flying Craft of the Distant Fringe

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