BARD PAPER: VERA0002
design by Lewis Roberts
The Proton motorcycle is powered by a 1.0MW fusion+ power plant.
This immense power plant gives the Proton a top speed surpassed
only by gravitic vehicles. The Proton carries no cargo and is
intended purely for pleasure driving.
The Proton is a very smooth and aerodynamically shaped vehicle.
Unlike most motorcycles the Proton is totally enclosed, with the
rider on the inside of the vehicle. A transparent canopy encloses
the rider. Without this, wind drag would make the Proton
impossible to control. (The vehicle in large part resembles the
motorcycles in the Solomani 2D movie TRON.) The Proton is
equipped with a multi-channel radio capable of communicating with
up to 11 other vehicles. This allows several Protons riders to
talk while whizzing down the road. The Proton features a 10km
sensor suite capable of full night vision. This system is
essential to the Proton, at speeds of 700kph, you have to know
what's coming otherwise, you'll find out by crashing into it. In
case of a catastrophic accident, an optional ejection seat is
All Protons are available with Verotech's patented Smart Paint
system. This allows the owner to specify any sort of decorative
pattern or actual picture. Many owners have several designs
programed and actually switch between designs while driving, as
a means of communicating with other vehicles.
The Proton was designed with the Vehicle Design System as
presented in the Central Supply Catalog. It is usable in any
Traveller era set after the birth of the Third Imperium. Previous
to this time, fusion+ had not been invented.
"Powered by the Atom."
"Anyone can fly a grav bike at several hundred feet above the
ground, it takes a real daredevil to do it when your face is a
meter off the pavement."
"Feel the POWER!"
Proton Fusion Powered Motorcyle
- Displacment: 0.2 tons
- Volume: 2.8m^3
- Configuration: SL Disk
- Dimensions: 2.5 meters long, 1.75 meters high by 2.0 meter wide. (approx.)
- Structural Material: TL 11 Structurecomp
- Chassis: Rated 1 G Acceleration
- Armor: 0.3 cm of TL 11 structurecomp.
- Armor Rating: 1
- Power Plant: 1.0 MW Fusion+
- Fuel Consumption: 0.03m^3 water/100hrs
- Fuel Volume: x1 enriched water.
- Fuel Carried: 100hrs (.03m^3)
- Propulsion: TL 8+ Wheels
- Crew: 1
- Options: Basic Life Support
300km Small Vehicle Communicator
10km Multispectrum Sensor
TL-11 Anti-theft device
Ejection Seat (optional)
Smart Paint on all surfaces except for wheels.
- Total Mass: 1.657
- Total Price: 37,013Cr (137,013 w/ ejection seat)
- Performance: 0.5g Acceleration. Top Speed 720kph. 1195m/turn.
- Agility: No DM
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