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A Rapid Tactical Transport Shuttle built for the NDC by the Department Of Engineering, as means of rapidly deploying troops to the AO1). It's designed to carry a payload, and to have a decent sized occupancy for means of a mainline support craft.
In YE 41, NDC Ground Forces "Duskerian Legion" realized they had a large flaw in their military structure, which was a severe lack of air support craft. Dropships were also in short availability, so the lab techs and engineers got together, and decided to get two birds with one stone. Thus, the S6-RTTS “Bolt” was drawn up, drafted, and put through trials after the first prototype was built. It flies like a high speed brick, handles like one too, but can into whatever tight space needed and bring a decent arsenal of onboard weapons to boot.
The Bolt offers a arsenal comparable to a light gunship, and features thrust similar to VTOL2) craft. Also given it's size, it's relatively fast for its role, and able to drop three strike teams of six men each and provide local fire support from the air.
The Bolt could be described as a flying aerodynamic brick, being very chunky, but curved in all the right places. Rotating thrusters that are attached like “limbs”, allow tighter control of the craft, if albeit allowing less finesse. Weapons are mounted upon it's frame, a pair of missile racks either deployed out above the troop bay ramp, or pulled in for storage.
Developed in YE 41, by Department Of Fleet Development (D.O.F.D.) drafted the designs and proposed them to the leaders of NDC Ground Forces "Duskerian Legion". With confirmation it met the requirements of what they needed, the craft went into prototyping, and after several successful test flights, and a trial sortie, was approved for service. It is now in full production, and entering mass service as an air support unit, and troop transport.
The Bolt's data in regards to manufacturing and deployment.
Crew: 2 operators are recommended, 1 is required.
Maximum Capacity: There are accommodations for 18 people. About 25 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for a guide to damage ratings to include.
DRv3 Tier: 8 Medium mecha
Contextual descriptions of each compartment within the craft.
Cramped, dark, and designed for efficiency. The cockpit is two helm stations in their own control alcoves, holo displays and controls surrounding the pilot seat in a semi-circle. The false windshield is just a screen that relays the feed from the hull's embedded optical sensors in real time to give the illusion of being a window. In the rear of the compartment to the left is a pair of mounted cots for the pilots in a recessed section of the space. To the right is an enclosed single toilet and shower combo.
Inside this small enclosed space is a sink, a toilet, a small shower, and a cabinet for a medkit and towels as well as toiletry supplies. It is tight space with enough room for one person to stand unhindered.
The troop bay is tall and a bit more open to compensate for heavy weapon carrying occupants. 18 seats fill the space in rows of three, the first and last facing inwards, and the second rows facing the first. A arms and equipment locker sits in the center of the back bulkhead, a isle leading from it to the hatch that connects the cockpit to the troop bay. Rails and mountings are present near either ramp for a mounted weapon.
The data on the Bolt's internal and exterior systems.
A tier 8 hull consisting of Durandium Alloy, with layers of graphene sandwiched Osmanium spread throughout. This is within a shell of Aegium, which also makes up the support structure deeper within.
The Bolt features a graphene based computer system as well as E.V.E. AI to manage onboard systems, assist in piloting, and to sort/catalog data collected from the Bolt's sensor array. Managing onboard resources and the functions of the various onboard systems are also included in its job set. The EVE in addition, handles all onboard calculations, and processing of data, as well as battle net packages.
A bank of 40 BW-PC-1B "PowerPak", acts as emergency power source in the event that the main drive's power cores die. This will ensure that comms, life support, and sensors continue to receive power for three weeks. Alternatively, power can be routed to the engines for one week to all systems for at a maximum of up to one week.
Life support consists of oxygen recyclers spread through out the ventilation of the cockpit and troop bay, as well as BW-HU-1As to provide heating inside the interior of the craft. In addition, water recycling and waste disposal systems are present to provide the occupants with a one month supply of drinking water for up to one month, this also includes running water for the toilet/shower compartment.
Helix Plasma Engines of various sizes arranged around the hull of the craft, as well as the thruster “limbs”, and five across the top of the Bolt's aft section. The drive system for these are powered by 8 BW-PC-1A Plasma Core, providing them 1 month of power, and therefore 1 month of flight time.
Data on all the Bolt's weapon systems and various options for each attach point.
Jack Pine created this article on 2018/10/14 21:47.
|Products & Items Database|
|Product Categories||small craft|
|Product Name||BW-RTTS "Bolt"|
|Manufacturer||Black Wing Enterprises|
|DR v3 max||Tier 8|