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Small, lightly armored spacecraft designed for short range personnel transport flights between warships in the Zentrādi Fleet. One such vessel was used by Breetai and Exedore to deliver "the samples" to Boldolza. The Zentrādi Transport is small, yet adequately armed to withstand attack; perhaps not as armoured as a Landing Pod, but armoured enough to ensure the safety of its crew and passengers.
Short range transport
pilot and 3 passengers (all full-size Zentrādi)
MDC BY LOCATION:
(1) Main Body 550
(2) Observation Dome 200
(2) Communications and Sensor Array (1) 20 each
(2) Secondary Antennae (4) 10 each
(3) Main Engines/Power Plants (4) 50 each
(3) Small Guidance thrusters (2) 25 each
Beam Cannon 75 each
Missile Launchers (2) 85 each
- Depleting the MDC of the main body will put the transport out of commission. All internal systems will shut down, including the life support and internal gravity. The transport itself will be an unsalvageable floating wreck.
- Destroying the observation dome will instantly kill the crew (if not in space suits) and deprive the ship of communications, radar and targeting. Destroying the main antennae above the observation dome will render all long range communications, but short range communications can still be established through the secondary antennae, unless 50% of them are destroyed.
- Depleting the MDC of the main engines will force the shuttle to rely on its secondary guidance thrusters. Depleting the MDC of the main engines and secondary engines will leave the ship adrift in space. If in an atmosphere, the ship will crash (destruction of the main engines will render the antigravity system useless due to loss of power).
Mach 1 (1,078 kmph)
1. BEAM CANNONS (1):
Mounted on the bottom of the craft is a beam cannon, designed more less for defense.
- PRIMARY PURPOSE: Defence
- SECONDARY PURPOSE: Anti-Mecha
- RANGE: 1,200 m
- DAMAGE: 1D4X10 M.D. each
- RATE OF FIRE: Equal to the pilots combined number of attacks.
- PAYLOAD: Unlimited.
2. MISSILE LAUNCHERS (2):
Mountedon the port and starboard sides of the craft are 2 missle luanchers. These are similar in fashion to those on the larger ships but at a much smaller scale.
- PRIMARY PURPOSE: Assault
- SECONDARY PURPOSE: Defence
- MISSILE TYPE: Any type of standard Zentraedi Short Range Missle can be used
- RANGE: Varies with missle type
- SPEED: Depends on missile
- DAMAGE: Depends on missile
- BLAST RADIUS: Depends on missile
- RATE OF FIRE: Launcher can fire missles individually or in a volley of up to 8 missles
- PAYLOAD: 16 missles, 32 total
SYSTEMS OF NOTE:
- ANTIGRAVITY PROPULSION SYSTEM: The Liaison Craft is equipped with an anti-gravity propulsion system used for planetary landings and liftoffs. The system is good for vertical ascent/descent only and can lift the ship at speeds of up to 400 m per minute. The system will function so long as the main engines can supply energy to it.
- LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS: The transports have sufficient life support to provide breathable air and comfortable temperatures for 8 people for up to 2 weeks (air is recycled). In an emergency the life support system can support up to 5 people at one time, though living conditions onboard will get extremely cramped at that point. The Liaison Craft also holds sufficient food and water to support 5 people for up to 2 weeks.
- LONG-RANGE RADAR: The radar array of the transport is equally as impressive as the communication system, and can track and identify up to 200 craft simultaneously. The radar system has a 500 mile range.
- RADIO/VIDEO COMMUNICATION: Long range, directional communications system with satellite relay capabilities. Range: 600 miles (960 km) or can be boosted indefinitely via satellite relay.
- HEAT AND RADIATION SHIELDS: Special shielding prevents the penetration of life threatening heat and radiation. A radiation detection and alarm system are linked with the shields and will sound an alarm if there is a rupture in the shields and what the levels of radiation are.
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