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Cay-Yo

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: An extremely modular vehicle intended for mass transportation of cargo and personnel. Essentially a futuristic train. Having the ability to pull enormous weights and dozens of cars ranging from passenger cars, gun cars, observation cars, food storage cars, research cars, and so on.
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PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Manufacturer: -
Affiliation: Closed-Market
Model: RT-MCP (Repulsorlift Transport - Mass Cargo and Personnel)
Modularity: Extremely modular in design, able to use a variety of different cars for differing purposes.
Production: Minor
Material: Durasteel Frame & Exterior, Plastoid Interior, Wooden Furniture
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Classification: Landspeeder
Role: Modular Mass Transport
Size:  Large - Extreme
Weight: Very Heavy - Extreme
Minimum Crew: 2 (1 Conductor, 1 Assistant)
Optimal Crew: 2 (Conductor & Assistant) + 1 Assistant Per 3 Cars (The ideal amount of people to operate the vehicle)
Propulsion: Repulsorlift
Speed: Average - Very Slow
Maneuverability: Average
Armaments: None - Average (Links: Blaster Cannon)
Defenses: Average (Links: Durasteel , Deflector Shield)
Squadron Count: None
Passenger Capacity: See Car Specifications under Special Features
Cargo Capacity: Extreme
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
(Detail briefly in a list format actual contents of the known abilities, special features, qualities of note. [Links: Vehicle Sensors, Approved Technology]If these are notable enough to be strengths, please add them to strengths. )
 
Pilot Car
  • Crew Quarters x2
  • Ground-to-Orbit Holographic Communicator
  • Holographic Planetary Map
  • Integral Small Deflector Shield
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
 
Crew Car
 
Passenger Car
 
Observation Car
  • Starship rated Windows
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
 
Provisions Car
  • 8 Ton Food Solid Weight Capacity
  • 2 Ton Liquid Water Weight Capacity
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
 
Armored Defense Car
 
Cargo Enclosed Car
  • 300 Ton Weight Capacity
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
 
Cargo Flatbed Car
  • 300 Ton Weight Capacity
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
 
Vehicular Landing Pad Car
  • 15 Meter Pad
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
 
Dining Car
  • Capacity 12
  • Luxury Amenities
  • Starship Rated Windows
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
 
Secure Luxury Car
  • Individual lodging
  • Private Communications Network
  • Luxury amenities
  • Starship Rated Windows
  • 50% Increase of Durasteel plating
  • Integral Small Reflector Shield
  • Repulsorlift Base
  • Magnetic Quad Coupling
Infirmary Car
Strengths:
  • Extremely modular allowing the RT-MCP to undertake any mission in an all-terrain setting excluding deep water or aerial operational areas.
  • Narrow but long the RT-MCP can, with care, be used to transport mass amounts of cargo or personnel into areas where other extreme capacity planetary vehicles cannot due with width.
  • When being transported itself the RT-MCP can have its link (or chain of cars) detached from one another and stowed within suitable starships to be relocated
  • Mostly immune to conventional small arms attacks (Blasters, Blaster Rifles, Slugthrowers, Flamethrowers, Arrows)
 
(Provide, in list format, a minimum of 1 strength of this submission.)
Weaknesses: 
  • When carrying passengers across vast distances or research personnel they will require additional cars to support them (Personnel Cars, Food Cars, Medical Cars,etc) greatly lengthening the RT-MCP which comes with more limited speed.
  • The RT-MCP can of course be militarized with cars and used as a military transport however it cannot be used for front line combat as the RT-MCP is a large, easy to hit, and relatively fragile target when compared to purpose built heavy support vehicles like Tanks.
 
DESCRIPTION
(Describe some of the histories behind the submission. Give us some idea of how it might perform its function, what it excels against and what some limitations of it are. This is where you talk about your idea, 
 
flesh it out over at least a good-sized paragraph, and address some of the ways it might be used or abused. For especially powerful or ambitious submissions, a very thorough description is recommended.)
 
The RT-MCP is inspired by real life trains and their evolutionary designs and modularity. Like the trains of today and the trains of the 20th century the RT-MCP would be able to transport goods and people across vast spaces in mass quantities simply not achievable by smaller or less modular designs (think trucks). Where a transport vehicle may be needed to move people and some cargo the RT-MCP could potentially move the people and all of their cargo. With enough crew and cars attached the RT-MCP would be able to effectively move a starship worth's of troops, small villages, or entire warehouse complexes by itself (although at greatly reduced speed and inversely greatly increased length due to the additional cars). This type of vehicle can thrive in just about any mission setting from exploration (no tracks required) to usual mass transit due to the ability of the owner to attach specific cars at a whim. It could, for some more combat oriented situations, be used as a mobile base of operations.
 
I see very few ways that this can be abused unless of course the person or people operating the vehicle decide that the combat limitations of the RT-MCP do not translate over to their specially designed "aftermarket" cars. A galaxy in an arms race tends to cause this so this is a possibility. People need to be responsible with limitations and while there are examples of armored trains being used in battle or being wholly designed for this purpose the RT-MCP is not. Any cars attached to the RT-MCP link for a weaponized purpose would be for the defense of the vehicle itself or used for limited, remote, attacks.
 
The RT-MCP is first and foremost a cargo vehicle meant to transport goods and people from one location to another. Additional cars are use-specific and meant to augment the quality of life of the RT-MCP in various settings.
 

Edited by Cay-Yo, 15 January 2019 - 09:17 PM.