Kearny-Fuchida Drive

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[edit] Description

The driving force behind the initial colonization of the Inner Sphere, the Kearny-Fuchida Drive was named after the two professors, Thomas Kearny and Takayoshi Fuchida who theorized of the ability to warp space to allow for quick travel over more than two dozen light years. Although the two scientists put forward their theories beginning in 2018, their theories were ridiculed for decades. It was only after their deaths that they were vindicated when the Deimos Project "jumped" the first JumpShip from Sol's zenith jump point to its nadir jump point in 2107.[1] A year later, the TAS Pathfinder made the first manned, interstellar "jump" to Tau Ceti, where they confirmed the findings of the slower-than-light Magellan probes: Tau Ceti had a habitable planet, later named New Earth.[2]

The creation of the Kearny-Fuchida Drive was the only reason that extensive colonization of the Inner Sphere took place. Without it, there would not have been any BattleTech universe.

[edit] Manufacturing

Kearny-Fuchida Drive is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company
K-F Mark IIb Schuyler Dharma HyperSpace
K-F Mark IIb Clipperton Irian Technologies
K-F Mark IIb Alarion Ioto Galactic Enterprises
K-F Mark V Capella Rashpur-Owens Incorporated
K-F Mark V Chatham Stellar Trek
K-F Mark V Gibbs Ioto Galactic Enterprises
K-F Mark VIIa Capella Rashpur-Owens Incorporated
K-F Mark VIIa Chatham Stellar Trek
K-F Mark VIIa Delavan Universal Air
K-F Mark VIIa Tamarind Technicron Manufacturing
K-F Mark VIIa Alarion Ioto Galactic Enterprises
K-F Mark VIII a-1 Chatham Stellar Trek
K-F Mark VIII a-1 Delavan Universal Air
K-F Mark VIII a-1 Loyalty SelaSys Incorporated
K-F Mark X Capella Rashpur-Owens Incorporated
K-F Mark X Panpour Challenge Systems
K-F Mark X Alarion Ioto Galactic Enterprises
 ? (for Chimeisho) Altair Kurita Combine Munitions Corporation
 ? (for Magellan) Terra O'Niel Yards
 ? (for Tramp) Loyalty SelaSys Incorporated
KF King VI-a New Earth Daussault-Shimmon Enterprises

[edit] References

  1. The Star League, p. 7
  2. The Star League, p. 8

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