From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Revision as of 09:27, 23 June 2020 by BackworldTraveller (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wiki Navy.png

The Speeder is type of Personal Vehicle, a streamlined grav-powered craft intended for high speed transport between points on a world surface.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

At the tech level of introduction, it is capable of 1,000 kph cruise speed (maximum speed is 1200 kph), and has a virtually unlimited range. Refueling is required every ten weeks from a ship's power plant. The speeder carries a driver-pilot, a single passenger, and 100.0 kg of cargo. The speeder is capable of reaching orbit within an hour. More advanced craft are capable of higher speeds.

Speeders are often used in Racing, and by the Rich and Famous as Luxury Vehicles. Some Ambulance services use Speeders to enable first-responders to get to the scene of a call-out rapidly.

Examples of Speeders[edit]

1 Speeder items[edit]

Item Type Mode TL Mass Cost
Fringian Speeder Speeder Flight (Grav) 10 6.0 Tons Cr1,025,000

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Speeders hold considerable performance advantages over earlier models of gravcraft, especially the air/raft, and represent a paradigm change in grav technology. The combination of conventional aircraft and gravcraft features makes for combination more capable than most conventional aircraft or gravcraft.

Early speeders were outperformed by hypersonic aircraft and scramjet equipped spaceplanes, but by the TL:13-15 technological epoch, advanced speeders outperform the majority of their conventional competitors.

See also[edit]


§ == ( Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information: ) == §


The line between Spaceplane and Spaceship is blurred.
If the design is described as a Vehicle then its a Spaceplane;
if it is described as a Ship its a Spaceship.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.