Narit class Air/Raft
|Narit class Air/Raft|
Unpublished, non-canon vehicle design.
Yimin Jiti 3T Air/Raft, TL-11: The vehicle is unarmored with the minimum required crystaliron chassis. The vehicle is unsealed, without life support and open-topped. Passengers leaving from orbiting ships must wear vacuum suits to survive the journey. The vehicle is so light that the tiny 1m3 fusion power plant still pushes it to very high, some would say unsafe speeds. Because they are so light for their size they are very sensitive to high winds, flights in foul weather in dense planetary atmospheres can be very dangerous. These vehicles are shipped from the factory with NO installed electronics. If you want to call someone to complain about this, I hope you brought your own radio. The Yimin Jiti admire this dedication to minimalism. Once the standard Air/Raft requirements of four passengers and four tons of cargo were met, all other available space was packed with fuel. Cheaper power plants are available but the fusion reactor can go anywhere and is expensive yet environmentally independent.
These Air/Rafts require a single driver and can carry three seated passengers. They can carry four metric tons of cargo and are nicknamed flatbeds because of their low profile and shape. They are frequently upgraded and modified to fulfill a variety of roles. Eighty percent of their cost is from the 2 MW fusion power plant and seventy-seven percent of their volume is fuel for that reactor, which provides a freakishly long endurance.
Basic Vehicle Characteristics
Following the Imperial Army and IISS Universal Vehicle Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the vehicle when applicable. Tonnage on the universal vehicle profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary.
|2.||Crew||1 Pilot, 3 Passangers|
|3.||Performance||Movement: The Air/Raft has no avionics which greatly restricts safe NOE flight. The Air/Raft has 0.4738284 maneuver Gs.
|5.||Hardpoints||NO installed equipment, no life support, sensors, nav aids, nor communication.
|9.||Fuel||Fuel capacity 32,430 liters, enough for 10,810 hours (...almost 405 standard days).|
|10.||Cost||Production Cost: Cr. TBD|
|11.||Construction Time||TBD weeks.|
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- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science