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design by Pete Grey
This is a conversion of the Megatraveller design in DGP's 101 Vehicles.
The tracked Gashedda was marketed by Sternmetal Horizons in the antebellum period as a smaller companion piece to its successful Tiamat Mining Crawler. It was designed as a logistical support vehicle for Tiamat operations, or to do supplementary survey and freight duties for undersea mining, aquaculture, construction or scientific operations.
Like its bigger cousin, the "Gash" is buoyant enough to float, and a similar system of dual purpose cargo/ballast tanks (1100 m3) are used to enable the vehicle to remain on the bottom. And like the Tiamat, it is overpowered for a maximum load, with governors to keep it at the listed speed.
The vehicle usually comes either in a normal cargo model (shown below) or as a customizable model with options for labs, sickbays, machine shops, fuel purification plants and various construction attachments. A light military model is also available for government purchasers; it mounts several PADS in vertical tubes, allowing for a deep water air-defense role. A conversion kit also exists that allows for conversion of retired Gashes to be converted for passenger or tourist carriage.
Gashedda Undersea ATV