Lunar Aerodynes

The moon has negligible atmosphere, which of course creates a lot of problems, though not particularly for the aero engineer.

Aerodynamics don’t work to generate lift of course, but then there is no drag and much lower gravity. A little thrust will get you a long way. No need for wasteful add ons like wings or trim surfaces.

Lunar flyers are all aerodynes, relying on vectored thrust of fuel or other gases, and they have reached a stage where they are fairly efficient. These vehicles all have cantilevered suspension and floater pads allowing them to land on a variety of terrain which would be considered hazardous on other worlds.

Varients of these designs can be found being used in many low atmosphere moons around the solar system.

These designs are made by a wide variety of manufacturers, but there are three ‘generic’ types:

MOONHOPPERS: Smaller vehicles for a limited number of people or cargo

Light Aerodyne

Spaces: 10 (300,000)

Structure: 2 Hull: 4 (increased hull 120,000)

Agility +3

Shipping Space 10 tons (Air Lock 2, Life Support 1, 7 Passengers)

Base Armor 4

Advanced Controls (40,000), Autopilot 2 (12,000), Short Term Life Support (10,000), Air Lock (2,000), Fire Extinguishers (500), Satellite Uplink Comms (1000), Basic Navigation +1 skill (2000)

Total Cost: Cr 487,500

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MOONBUSES: Larger transports for larger numbers of people. Used as people carriers, troop transports, medical vehicles and so on.

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MOONCARRIERS: Modular transports allowing movement of cargo containers or special modules, for example for decontamination

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Lunar Aerodynes

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