Fringian Passenger Bus

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Passenger Bus
Tech Level TL–5
Mass 7.8 Tons
Cost Cr175,000
Mode Ground (Wheeled)
Type Bus
Speed 80 kph
Cargo 6m³
Crew 1
Passengers 36
Armament none

The Passenger Bus is a type of Ground Car.

Description / Specifications[edit]

The Passenger Bus is a large personnel transport vehicle designed for commercial use in urban areas.

Hull / Suspension[edit]

A generally box-shaped steel hull.

  • Length: 12.7m, Width: 2.5m, Height: 3.3m.
  • Overall Volume: approximately 105m³ (7.8 dTons).
  • Unloaded Weight: 13,300 kg.

The overall volume measures the vehicles maximum dimensions and includes road clearance. The contained volume of the contoured hull is lower.

The vehicle is fitted with a wheeled suspension system mounted on axles.

  • The vehicle performs well on metalled surfaces but has a limited off-road capability.

Power / Transmission[edit]

A medium internal combustion power plant using hydrocarbon fuel. The fuel is contained within a protected tank.


  • Cruise Speed: 50 kph, Top Speed: 80 kph. Off-road Speed: less than 25 kph.
  • Range: 400 km at Cruise Speed, 300 km at Top Speed.

Passengers / Cargo[edit]

The body of the vehicle consists of an enclosed compartment fitted with clear windows and with a volume of 90m³ (6.2 dTons). The driver's position is fitted with basic mechanical controls. A console provides data such as engine temperature and velocity.

There is seating for 36 passengers, along with a central walkway. The seating is relatively cramped. The vehicle has basic environmental protection (the hull is weatherproof but is not sealed) and is fitted with interior lights. The passenger compartment is accessed by a door operated by the driver.

  • Cargo Storage: 7m³ (0.4 dTons) consisting of an interior luggage storage area and overhead luggage racks.
  • Maximum Load: 8,200 kg (including passengers).


Headlights and running lights.

History / Background[edit]

A commercial passenger vehicle available in a variety of body styles. Vehicles of this type often bear a distinctive livery.

See also: Vehicles of the Distant Fringe

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