Politesse class Grav Car

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Purifier class Grav APC
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Tech Level TL–TBD
Mass 6 dton
Cost Cr50,000+
Mode Flight (Grav)
Type G-Carrier
Speed 900kph
Cargo TBD
Crew 1
Passengers 3
Armament None
Manufacturer TBD
Also see TBD
Reference TBD

The Politesse class Grav Car is a small capacity gravcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Rolen Exosphere Transport Company presents the Politesse grav car as an apt example of a high-qualtiy grav car. The Politesse can accelerate at up to 10Gs and compensate for it so that passengers feel only a slight acceleration, or even none at all.

The vehicle is powered by a cold fusion plant with an emergency battery capable of handing interruptions of up to several seconds of main power. In the event of catastrophic power loss, it has a backup drogue parachute and complete air bag protection. Rear and bottom gravity replusors provide lift and forward thrust, while computer modulated replusors in the bassenger bay and cargo space act to protect crew and cargo. Should any or all of the compensators fail, the onboard computer reduces the vehicle speed and performance to safe levels.

The windscreen and all windows are double-pane industrial diamond sheets, with anti-UV additives, electrochromic tinting, and a high density filter for radiation. Between the panes is a selaant layer to prevent explosive decompression in the event of a puncture. The remaining hull also has a self-sealing layer to prevent punctures and explosive decompression.

There is a navigational antigrav unit facing forward from the nose of the car, designed to deflect any debris the vehicle might encounter. In atmosphere, this unit is controlled to provide optimum streamlining and minimum turbulence at high Mach numbers, minimizing sonic booms, or even eliminating them entierly.

Life support is provided by a small unit at pulls carbon dioxide from the air, strips and vents the carbon, and recurulates the oxygen as necessary. No other life support is usually provided, although a small wet bar is a luxury option.

Manual controls are available in the vehicle, but most governments require computer controlled navigation and flight in their crowded airspace.

Prices for a Politesse' start at Cr50,000 depending upon options purchased. The Politesse masses 6 tons, carries four people plus 200kg of luggage. It has a maximum standard atmosphere speed of 900 kph. Its 50-liter water tank provides enough hydrogen for two weeks of continual driving.

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