Thursday, 9 June 2011
Reaver-class NullGrav vessel
The Reaver is the work-horse of the Ordo Ultima Thule. It has a modular construction that allows for easy configuration for different tasks; troop-carrier, assault-craft, cargo-hauler, and VIP-transport are but some. One of the great advantages of the Reaver is it's capability to travel both in atmosphere as well as in the Void. The cylindrical cargo/troop compartment can be lifted off and replaced, according to need. The load-grapples slung beneath the hull are capable of lifting heavy loads, but can also be used to lower, or extract, troops. If configured as a troop carrier, it can carry 20 troops, as a cargo-hauler, it can lift 6,500 kg.
The vessel gains flight through buoyancy -- it's keel-beam is made of Levitanium, a Primordial metal that is lighter than air. Due to this, it is held to be almost impossible to crash. It is propelled by a Deichmar-Blitz Triebwerk 7 dieselkraft engine, and military models are also equipped with a Class II goethic reactor. The latter provides energy for the Zauberschirm anti-magic field, the Maulwurf detection-system, as well as for the various other goethic devices carried by these vessels.
The normal crew of a Reaver is nine, a pilot, an engineer, a commander, and 6 gunners. Standard armament consists of four 6.66 mm machine-guns, and one 30 mm automatic cannon.
Magic Resistance: 5
Acceleration: 13 m/turn
Maximum Speed: 235 m/turn
Capacity: 20 passengers, or 6,500 kg
4 x Walter & König Mg 9 machine-gun* - dmg 5, auto-fire, range 200
1 x Hexmark 4 auto-cannon - dmg 7 AP (or explosive 6/6), auto-fire, range 250
*May fire Shardakeem ammunition.
[Picture source and inspiration: Keith Thompson]