Campaign of the Month: December 2016
Gamma World 2754
Vehicle: Zephyr Mark VI
Intercontinental nuclear-powered VTOL aircraft first manufactured in the late 25th century.
Description: 21-meter VTOL aircraft with space for 6 crew, 24 passengers and 2.4 metric tons of cargo. The 16MW anuetronic hydrogen-boron fusion reactor delivers power to 8 vectored-thrust steam turbojets and 6 anti-gravity generators reducing effective mass at sea-level from 33 tons to 6 tons. Originally manufactured by Dassault-Thaery Aviation between 2487 and 2499.
Summary: GIII/5000 (parts usable in the 28th century),40000 (operational)/ST:600/AC:3/Crew:6/Passengers:24/anuetronic fusion + anti-gravity/Cargo:2400kg (jump-seats for 1 additional passenger per 200kg cargo)/Fuel Cap:300,000km sealed reactor, 9000l water + on-board extraction facilities – fresh or salt@300l per minute/Speed: 800kph(+/-50% diving/climbing), 80kph backward or sideways, 1 minute of hover consumes 30km range/Rad-Gas Resistance:10-18
The Zephyr Mark VI represents the apex of 25th century aircraft technology. This aircraft was employed by governments, security agencies and corporations to transport high-value personnel directly from point to point without the need for airports or ground-based services. They were fitted with a wide range of options including weapons, defensive systems, airborne command centers, etc.
Zephyrs were often based in remote locations and a sizable number survived the apocalypse that ended world war 3. Over time many were recovered and employed by 26th century ‘enclave’ governments in Europe and North America. The NYP and NCC began manufacturing copies of the Zephyr In the last decades of the Shadow Years.
Fleets of larger hyper-sonic space-planes serviced the regular air travel routes between intercontinental and regional airports around the world. Virtually none of these aircraft survived world war 3.