|Dawn Treader Cargo Airship|
|Use|| Tourist Cruise Air Liner |
Civilian Passenger Transport
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Chassis Type (Size)||AirShip (Large)|
|Introduced||Mid 31st Century|
|Speed||1 (Cruise Speed)|
|Power Plant||Solar (Electric)|
|Armor||BAR 2 Commerical Armor|
|Crew|| 2 Officers |
The Dawn Treader Class of converted cargo air ships was designed for the tourist trade in the Draconis Combine. The vehicles originated on Combine world of Athenry, where they are employed traveling the planet, taking passengers to various scenic locations.
The ships owe their existence to Athenry's depleted resources, which were tapped out by dawn of the 31st Century. In 3040s, the local government struggling to come up with new resources, decided to convert older cargo air ships into the new tourist role, re-christening them as the Dawn Treader Class.
By late 3050, Athenry became a tourist destination for those who enjoy the view from the skies. The cruises by 3067 only cost a family of four 750 k-bills a tour in comparison more expensive tours else where.
 Cargo & Capabilities
The Airships were refitted as mixed cargo and passenger vessels, they feature the capacity for twenty 2nd Class and five 1st Class Passenger Cabins. The vehicle features a Light Vehicle Bay for small VTOLs to be used at the passengers' beck and call. Also, it can be brought into service as Medivac vehicle.
For Treaders' cargo roles, the ship features a 19.5 ton cargo bay, with three lift hoists lowering and raising the ships' cargo through the bays bottom/keel placed cargo door.
The ship also has 10 Searchlights mounted pairs in fore and aft, and three on each side.
- Provost Class Cargo Airship — Original design of the Dawn Treader, utilized in centuries before the 31st as a ore carrier. These ships featured a ICE & Fuel Cell engines which were consider too costly to be retained for its new life as Passenger Ship. The ship had a 39.5 cargo capacity when it was in this service.
As of this writing there are no canon Record Sheets for this vehicle or its variant at this time.
 AirShip Gallery
- ↑ Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 104
- ↑ Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 94 - details of the Provost Class Ore Carrier AirShip given in description.
- Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, pp. 94-95 - "Vehicle Profile"