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Muller-class Passenger Hovercraft

This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Freelance Traveller.


CraftID: Muller-class Passenger Hovercraft, TL7, Cr1,964,922
Hull: 1/3, Displacement=15, Conf=4USL, Armour=4C, Loaded=42.6078 tons, Unloaded=34.2506 tons
Power: 1/2, Gas Turbine=6.066 Mw, Duration=20 hours
Loco: 1/2, AirCushion=60 tons, Max Accel=1.4286 G, Cruise=90 kph, Top=120 kph,
Comm: Radio=Regional×2 (500 km)
Sensors: Headlights×6, Radar=Distant (5km)
Off: Hardpoints=1
Def: DefDM=+2
Control: Computer=0, Panel=Electronic×54,
Accom: Crew=1 (Driver), Seats=Cramped×80, Adequate×2, Env=basic env
Other: Fuel=8.088 klitres, Cargo=0.3322 klitres, ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Faint

The Muller-class passenger hovercraft is a standard passenger transport vehicle intended for short crossings over water, marshy or slightly uneven ground however it has the ability to operate in a variety of places. The Muller is built by Hess Motors of Udesh although similar specification vehicles can be found across the old Empire.

The minimal cargo capacity is overhead space for passenger carry-on luggage as the Muller is not designed to move cargo. The driver’s compartment at the front of the vehicle is distinct from the passenger compartment at the rear and has quite comfortable seats for the crew. The two radios, one in the driver’s compartment and one in the passenger’s, can be used both for two way communications as well as to listen to broadcast news and entertainment.