|Use|| Exploration |
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere (Advanced)|
|Chassis Type (Size)||Wheeled (Medium)|
|Crew|| 5 |
The Shackleton AESV (All-Environment Survey Vehicle) is a civilian ground-based Wheeled Support Vehicle used for Exploration and Scouting roles.
This vehicle was bankrolled by Interstellar Expeditions as a replacement for the storied Magellan Series of Exploration Vehicles. It was developed and produced by Donovan-Miter company, in which also has major controlling share in Interstellar Expeditions which had pushed to have vehicle produced. Initially, a OmniVehicle based on Magellan, was in development prior to the Jihad with Blackwell Corporation. However, Blackwell destruction ended this effort to produce Magellan Series 5, but Star League era Series 4 had already resumed production with Donovan-Miter. It was through reaching out to Republic of the Sphere, which allowed Donovan-Miter bring the the Shackleton to life and began to be produced in 3093.
After production began, the vehicle entered service exclusively with Interstellar Expeditions and Republic of the Sphere.
Equipment & Capabilities
Designed with advanced technologies to allow it to operate in extreme environments of far off space and other hostile planetary environments. The Shackleton was fitted with a 4-ton Fusion Engine, which gives it a modest movement speed. While not the fast, the Shackleton is highly maneuverable off-road chassis and it's jump jets allowing it to move itself to terrain that would be impossible for most vehicles. For durability, the engineers fitted the Shackleton with a four tons of BAR-10 Rated Commercial Armor, Environmental Sealing, and a highly advanced Armored Motive System.
For it's intended role as a explore vehicle, the Shackleton has been fitted with a grabber style Lifthoist and Mining Drill mounted in front, mounted not unlike a 'Mech. It also features a Beagle Active Probe and up to a ton of Communication Equipment.
The Shackleton is fitted with Armored, Environmental Sealing and Off-Road Chassis Modifications. It's Technology Rating is F/X-X-F (Advanced)
- MUL Profile for Shackleton AESV (Standard) - BV2 and Introduction Year.
- Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, pp. 112 & 118 Shackleton AESV - "BV2".
- Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 112 - Shackleton AESV "Vehicles background information including what factions it used bye."
- Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 112 - Shackleton AESV "Vehicles capabilities"