The Speeder is a type of Grav Vehicle.
Description / Specifications
The Speeder is a medium sized grav vehicle primarily used to transport passengers.
Hull / Suspension
A boxy streamlined hull constructed from lightweight alloys and composite materials. The vehicle has small lateral lift surfaces (stub wings) and small RCS thrusters to assist with aerodynamic manoeuvers.
- Length: 7.9m, Width: 3.9m, Height: 2.6m.
- Overall Volume: approximately 80.1m³ (6.0 dTons).
- Unloaded Weight: 9,800 kg.
The overall volume measures the vehicles maximum dimensions. The enclosed volume of the hull is lower. The vehicle is fitted with grav lifters and heavy grav modules located within the lower hull.
- Maximum Altitude: Up to 1 planetary diameter (low orbit).
Power / Transmission
Closed fuel cells. The fuel supply is contained within protected tanks.
- Gravitic motion: up to 900 kph.
- Cruise Speed: 675 kph, Top Speed: 900 kph. NOP Speed: 70 kph.
- Duration: 12 days at maximum output.
The crew compartment consists of a spacious centrally mounted enclosed cabin fitted with clear windows and containing two front seats and two large rear seats – up to two additional passengers can be accommodated though such arrangements are cramped. The vehicle is sealed and is fitted with basic life support, environmental systems and . The driver's position is equipped with advanced mechanical controls. A console / heads-up display provides data such as velocity and component status.
- Cargo Storage: approximately 5.6m³ (0.4 dTons).
- Maximum load: 500 kg (including passengers) before performance is impaired.
Headlights and running lights. An onboard computer system manages the vehicle. A small (typically 250 km range) communications and navigation system. The vehicle is fitted with a civilian-grade radar with an effective range of 250 km, associated with an onboard avionics system that allows low-altitude urban operations. It is fitted with proximity sensors and a variety of driver aids.
History / Background
A grav vehicle designed for passenger transport and available in a variety of body styles and colors.
See also: Flying Craft of the Distant Fringe
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