Phoenix La Folie Sports Aircar (TL9)

Designed by Andrew Moffatt-Vallance


Summary:
0.50 displacement ton box streamlined; 4.21 tonnes; kCr 126
Chassis:
7.00 kL box streamlined (2.9 m long x 1.5 m wide x 1.5 m high); Structure: 976 kg of composite laminate, rated for 4.5Gs, body 0.07 cm thick, sealed to 1 atm, 3 armour rating
Performance:
380 kW TL8 Turbine, MHD power plant modified for airless operation with vacuum radiators; Fuel: 684 L of high-grade hcarb (684 kg), 6 hours supply
Propulsion System: 360 kW contragrav with 6 minutes emergency power; Maximum Speed: 354 km/h; Range: 2120 km; Agility: -2DM (4.5G)
Crew & Passengers:
Crew roster: pilot, Co Pilot; 2 crew stations; 2 cramped passenger seats
Basic life support; Hatches: 2 manual
Communications:
Orbital Radio (10.00 kW, TL9, SmVcl)
Subcontinental Laser (100 W, TL9, SmVcl)
Sensors:
Active Subcontinental Radar (10.00 kW) Resolution: 2.0 cm per km of range
Other:
Options: automatic sunroof, entertainment centre, wet bar
Safety Features: licensed for orbital use, anti-hijack system, anti-theft system, Roadgrid, fire suppression system
297 L of cargo space
An early model high performance aircar aimed at the upper end of the market. The Phoenix La Folie is a fairly representative example of an early civilian contragrav vehicle. The La Folie is fully capable of orbital flight, though this is limited by it's restricted lifesupport and fuel capacities.

Designed with CSC (software © Robert Prior, 1997)

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