ACL-800

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ACL-800 Comet Airliner
Production information
Manufacturer Avanti Aerospace[1][2]
Production Year 3030[3]
Use Passenger Airliner
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1][2]
Chassis Type (Size) Fixed Wing (Large)[1][2]
Equipment Rating D/X-F-D[2]
Cost  ???
Introduced 3030
Technical specifications
Mass 180 tons[1][2]
Structural Integrity 4[1][2]
Safe Thrust 4g[1][2]
Max Thrust 6g[1][2]
Power Plant ICE[1][2]
Fuel (Type/Range) Petrochemical
750 km[1][2]
Armament None[1][2]
Heat Sinks None[1][2]
Armor Commercial Armor[1][2]
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) BAR 6[1][2]
Crew 3 (3 enlisted/non rated)[1][2]
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The ACL-800 Comet Airliner is a product of Avanti Aerospace of Canonbie, designed to be a normal commercial services aircraft, versus many of Avanti's luxury oriented civilian aircraft.[1][2]

The Comet's been noted for its flexibility and it many features, which made it popular in both Lyran and Davion space. Many planetary leaders and corporate executives have purchased these planes to make into their own customized air vehicle. The design has proven so popular that it has been copied widely throughout the Inner Sphere.[1][2]

Equipment and Capabilities[edit]

The Comet has the capacity of flying 120 passenger (including stewards). These accommodations have been placed on the two passenger decks. A pair of first class passenger cabins for high-end passengers are found the first deck. These suites offer banquet facilities and can be quickly converted into business conference centers. The business suite can also use the craft's communications system to tie into the local news, interweb, and holovid stations.[1][2]

The craft has been equipped with 12 lifeboats for use in an emergency water landing. It also possesses a small medical bay to handle minor medical emergencies that occur in-flight.[1][2]

The Comet has a 21 ton fuel capacity, allowing it fly 750 km with its four Avanti AA-700 engines.[1][2]

Cargo[edit]

In the rear of the plane's secured cargo bay which has 7 ton cargo capacity with rear mounted door. The cargo facilities allow storage of everything from standard luggage to small vehicles.[1][2]

The craft features a small sickbay to handle minor medical issues.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

  • Cattle Car - The Cattle Car is the nickname for a stripped down version of the Comet. These ACL-800s meant for dedicate passenger and cargo service removes the two first class cabins and doubles the passenger and cargo capacities of the base model.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

The ACL-800 features enough Paramedic Equipment to treat four persons.[1][2]

As of this writing, there are no published Record Sheets for this vehicle or its variant.

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 110, "Avanti AeroSpace ACL-800 Airliner"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 118, "Comet ACL-800 Airliner"
  3. MUL online date for the ACL-800

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