Heavy Transport B1
|Heavy Transport B1|
|Production Year||Early Spaceflight Era|
|Engine||Class 80 ICE|
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.
Weapons and Equipment
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.
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.