Buffalo

Buffalo.jpg
BFFL "Buffalo"
Production information
Manufacturer New Earth Trading Company[1][2]
Production Year 2670[3]
Use Non-Combat Logistic Transport
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1][2]
Chassis Type (Size) Hover (Large)[1][2]
Equipment Rating D/B-C-C[1][2]
Cost  ???
Introduced 2670
Technical specifications
Mass 100 Tons[1][2]
Speed 50 km/h[1][2]
Top Speed 80 Km/h[1][2]
Power Plant Electric Fuel Cell
Fuel (Type/Range) 1,702 km[1][2]
Armament None[1][2]
Heat Sinks None[1][2]
Armor Commercial Armor[1][2]
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) BAR 2 [1][2]
Crew 3 (3 enlisted/non-rated)[2]
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

Based on the Terran Hegemony Supply and Support Services' BFFL (Behind Friendly-lines, Fixed Logistics) hover transport, New Earth Trading Company created their own version which was named the Buffalo. These transports are very simple and robust vehicles which are never intended to go near any sort of combat zone. Known for their high reliability and quiet transmissions, these vehicles have been kept in production since just after the fall of the Star league. Only with the loss of their quieter transmission technology during the Succession Wars has there been any noticeable change.[1][2]

Equipment and Capabilities[edit]

None

Cargo[edit]

The Vehicle carries 40 tons in container, with access from a rear door.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

  • Drone Bomb
    First seen during the Marik Civil War the Buffalo Drone Bomb is a standard Buffalo equipped with a Drone Operating System and a ten ton Booby Trap. A remote operator directs the Drone Buffalo close to enemy locations, then detonates the Booby Trap. To insure it reaches the target, the Buffalo Drone Bomb is also equipped with three tons of BAR 5 armor and a Supercharger that allows it to sprint at nearly 100km/h. To maximize damage inflicted by an exploding Buffalo Drone Bomb, the remaining ten ton cargo bay is often packed with Machine Gun or SRM ammunition.[4] BV (2.0) = 270[5]

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 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 52, "BFFL Buffalo"
  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 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 66, "Buffalo BFFL Hovertruck"
  3. online date for the Buffalo
  4. Experimental Technical Readout: Succession Wars, Volume 1, p. 13, "Buffalo Drone Bomb"
  5. Buffalo Drone Bomb (variant) profile on MUL.

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