IISS Grav Cycle

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IISS Grav Cycle
Tech Level TL–12
Mass 400.0 liters
Cost Cr48,000
Mode Flight (Grav)
Type Grav Bike
Speed 300.0 kph
Cargo 50.0 liters
Crew 1
Passengers 1
Armament None
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A Grav Bike or Grav Cycle is a personal vehicle meant for the ideal use of a single sophont.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Scout Grav Cycle can carry one driver and one passenger. Its parabolic nose and windshield are designed for both streamlined flight and to protect its riders. Carrying 280 liters of fuel, the craft can mount 800 kg thrust for 78 twenty-four hour days. In eight hour shifts, the fuel supply will last for 234 days.

Unloaded, the grav cycle weights 110kg. Fully loaded at 360kg, the cycle has a top speed of 300kph, a cruising speed of 225 kph, and an NOE speed of 190kph. A hatch in the rear opens to a cargo space capable of holding 50 liters of equipment and supplies.

The grav bike has built-in avionics, giving it good nap-of-the-earth capabilities.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A paramilitary vehicle: an IISS Grav Bike.
    IISS-Grav-Bike-Rob-Caswell 10-May-2019a.jpg
  2. And in 3D:
    IISS Grav Bike - 3D.jpg

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Mercenary units often use these vehicles for artillery forward observers because they tend to be faster than grav belts and can carry additional weapons. Laser carbines and rifles are common for these troops along with a mapbox and good secure communication links to allow them to adjust indirect fire missions.

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