Equipment classification: K - Containers, Carriers, Cases, Backpacks, Holsters.
One of the first significant invention of any race is the bag, the thing that improves their ability to carry food and supplies. Containers can be, and are, constructed of almost every conceivable material, fabric, metal, plastic, wood or other plant material, animal hides of all sorts, and various combinations. They are use in gathering and transporting various items of interest and value.
An aluminum and magnesium carrying case used by technicians to carry precision instruments. The case contains blocks of foam, which can be individually removed to ensure protection for the contents.
|Size||40 liters (loaded)|
A Backpack is a cloth bag with shoulder straps or handles, like a rucksack or a duffel bag. Can hold up to 40 kg or 40 liters, whichever is smaller. More expensive ones come with padded shoulder straps or metal frames to reduce fatigue while carrying loads.
Backpack capable of being sealed from water are available at TL–7 or later at double cost. At TL–12 backpack are constructed from Levanex or similar materials to provide better moisture resistance and toughness.
The Bio-box is a small sealed box used for transporting animals, plants, or other samples which are sensitive to environmental changes. The box maintains a stable environment of temperature and atmosphere even with an external vacuum, hostile atmosphere, and some extremes of temperature. The box is powered by a small battery which lasts for 6 hours.
A simple 1-liter canteen, a bottle with resealable lid, for holding water or other liquids. Holds 1 liter of water. Other sizes can be purchased, in proportion (e.g. 2 liter canteen Cr 20, volume 2.2 liters, mass 200 g (empty), 2.2 kg (full)). Capacity must be a multiple of 250 ml.
|4A00/A shipping container|
|loaded weight: 38,682kg|
|4A05/A shipping container|
|loaded weight: 38,682kg|
|4A32/A shipping container|
|loaded weight: 38,777kg|
|4A55/A shipping container|
|loaded weight: 36,850kg|
|4A70/A shipping container|
|loaded weight: 104,719kg|
|4A90/A shipping container|
|loaded weight: 13,874kg|
The standardized Cargo Containers are the heart of interstellar trade. Containers come in many different types, each with a designation to distinguish the different types and uses. Designation for each container is (size)(type)/(TL).
Containers are 3 meters high by 3 meters wide and include all doors and fittings for cargo handling equipment. There are three sizes of containers, coded as 4A (12 meters long, 8 tons), 4C (6 meters long, 4 tons) or 4D (3 meters long, 2 tons). Containers are constructed at TL–5 to TL–15, with little variation in weight or cost.
|00||General Purpose||A simple box with doors at both ends.|
|05||Sealed||Same as type 00, but capable of being sealed against external atmosphere. Does not include life support or environmental controls.|
|32||Controlled Environment||A type 05 but including environmental controls for heat and cooling. Can maintain any temperature between -35°C and 50°C. Requires external power supply and has a 24-hour battery power supply.|
|50||Open Top||Same as type 00, but missing the top.|
|55||Open Frame||An open box frame with structural cross members. Used as a frame for heavy equipment. Can be covered with a flexible covering.|
|67||Modular||A box designed to come apart into the six sides. Can be used as a type 00, type 50, or type 55, or folded flat for shipment. Four flat containers can be shipped in the space of one assembled container.|
|70||Tank||A type 55 with a tank for transporting liquids or gasses in bulk.|
|90||Habitat||A modular office, building component, or habitat. Provides full life support and cramped cabin quarters. Requires external power supply for life support and has a 24-hour battery supply.|
|This article has metadata.|
The Cartridge belt is a leather or nylon belt fitted with loops designed to individually hold 20 pistol rounds, 14 rifle rounds, or 8 shotgun cartridges. Used by sophonts carrying weapons which require loading ammunition one round at a time rather than carried in a magazine. Frequently paired with holster for the weapons.
The G-Pack allows an individual to easily carry 80 kg of hardware (grav module thrust of 100 kg minus the empty weight of the pack) with no regard to strength limitations and at little encumbrance. The integral grav module allows the backpack and its contents to have no effective weight, but it and its contents still have inertia. Due to the pack's operating duration, it is not suitable for extended journeys on foot unless considerable pack volume is devoted to extra batteries.
The battery on the base model last 8 hours. At TL–13 the battery lasts a full day costing KCr50, at TL–14 the battery is two days and costs KCr70, and at TL–15 the battery duration is four days and costs KCr100.
A Holster is designed to hold one weapon, usually a pistol or other hand weapon, in close proximity to the manipulators of the sophont carrying. There are three basic types of holster: Tactical which are designed for quick access to the weapon, Military which have additional environmental protection, and Concealment which serve to hide the fact the weapon is being carried.
A Magazine Carrier or Magazine Holster holds a single magazine for a specific weapon. This allows the user to carry additional weapon magazines available for quick loading. The carrier is attached to a belt, Webgear, or other clothing.
A Scabbard is a sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger, typically made of wood, leather or metal. These are typically attached to the belt, though there are versions for having the weapon slung across the back. The scabbard protects the weapon from the elements while not in use, and ensure the weapon doesn't accidentally damage others in the process.
There are versions scabbards used to secure guns of various types. For pistols or single handed weapon a holster is typical, where long weapons use a scabbard for carrying either across the back, attached to the beast used as a mount, or in a vehicle.
This design of scabbard is standard for a blade or sword weapon, and is plain by design. Larger weapons require a larger scabbard. Many scabbards, especially of ceremonial weapons are more elaborate and ornate.
|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Scabbard. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. The text of Wikipedia is available under the Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.|
Mechanic tool chest
The Tool Chest is a large container, usually on wheels or grav floater. It contains a wide range of tools and consumables for addressing almost every circumstance. The tool chest serves to organize the tools for a specific Tool Kit and contains larger tools for the kit.
Cantilevered tray tool box
A Toolbox holds a selection of tools, allowing them to be stored and carried from job to job. Tool boxes are constructed from study materials like metal or plastic, though some are made from canvas or other cloth.
Webgear is an adjustable harness worn over the upper body for carrying equipment, ammunition, or weapons. It has two straps which go over the shoulders and cross in back and a belt with six snap pouches. Webgear is constructed from fabric with metallic snap closures and comes in two colors: green or white.
13 Container items
|Attache case||Container||7||2 liters||1 kg||Cr75|
|Backpack||Container||3||40 liters (loaded)||3kg||Cr45|
|Canteen||Container||5||1.1 liter||1.1 kg||Cr10|
|Cargo Container||Container||10||8 dtons||4,000kg||Cr15,000|
|Cargo Container||Container||10||8 dtons||4,000kg||Cr35,000|
|Cargo Container||Container||10||8 dtons||4,195kg||Cr42,000|
|Cargo Container||Container||10||8 dtons||2,268kg||Cr11,000|
|Cargo Container||Container||10||8 dtons||7,960kg||Cr136,000|
|Cargo Container||Container||10||8 dtons||11,515kg||Cr104,000|
|Cartridge belt||Container||4||0.1 liters||0.1 kg||Cr5|
|G-Pack||Container||12||15 liters||20 kg||KCr20|
|Magazine Carrier||Container||5||0.1 liters||0.1 kg||Cr10|
|Tool Chest||Container||5||50 liters||50 kg||Cr1,000|