Heavy Transport B1

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Heavy Transport B1
Production information
Manufacturer N/A
Production Year Early Spaceflight Era[1]
Mission Transport
Type Wheeled
Technical specifications
Mass 20
Armor 3
Engine Class 80 ICE
Speed 86.4 km/h
Armament

1x SRM-2


Description[edit]

A Heavy Transport is a generic catchall name for a group of wheeled trucks used to carry freight for both military and civilian purposes. Massing between 15 to 25 tons and capable of on-road speeds of up to 90km/h, heavy transports can range from simple vans to tractor-trailers. Military versions for these trucks, such as the 20-ton Heavy Transport B1, are also armed with some type of weapon, which are either mounted on the front of the vehicle and fired by the driver or atop it (usually mounted on a turret) with a second crewman serving as gunner.[2][3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The standard Heavy Transport B1 as presented is armed with a SRM-2, with one ton of reloads carried in the body, and is armored with three tons of armor. It features 7 tons of cargo capacity and a five-ton ICE capable of a top speed of 84.8km/h and cruising speed of 53km/h.[2][3]

Variants[edit]

Variants on the Heavy Transport B1 replace the aforementioned SRM-2, one with a Machine Gun with one ton of ammo or a Small Laser with Power Amplifier.[2]

Notes[edit]

MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game mentions that Heavy Transports may either have turreted or body-mounted weapons, but presents information only for a turret-mounted model. Record Sheets Volume Five: Vehicles, which also the vehicle's full name as "Heavy Transport B1", shows the SRM-2 mounted on the body. No record sheets were published for any of the other armed variants.

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Heavy Transport B1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MechWarrior RPG, p. 59
  3. 3.0 3.1 Record Sheets Volume Five: Vehicles, "Heavy Transport B1

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