Exploration Shuttle

Falcon: Mobile Defence Repair Shuttle

Falcon: Mobile Defence Repair Shuttle

The Falcon was originally a weaponless repair shuttle that would take a small three man crew from one location to another to do repairs on the outside of a ship or station. One crewman would work the unit, like a crane moving and holding large items in place, while the other two would weld or do other repairs. But with the announcement and arrival of the K.A.T. the Falcon was fitted with a sizable laser cannon, and was given the duty of exterior surface patrol of the moon, and other orbital stations.

Class: Exploration Shuttle, (Light Assault).
Purpose: Primary Repair; Secondary Defense.
Crew: 1; Pilot
Passengers: 2; Work/Repair Crew

S.D.C. by Location:
Rear Jets (3): 175, A.R.: 10
Laser Cannon: 185, A.R.: 12
Forward Headlights (2): 5
Retractable Arms (2): 145, A.R.: 13
Arm Mounted Laser: 115, A.R.: 10
Plated Shoulder Housings (2): 290, A.R.: 13
Shoulder Directional Jets (8): 20
Legs (2): 480, A.R.: 13
Feet (with maneuvering jets) (2): 95 each, A.R.: 13
Top Hatch: 185, A.R.: 16
Reinforced Pilot's Compartment: 145, A.R.: 19
Main Body: 675, A.R.: 13**

* They are small or difficult targets to hit. There is a -3 to hit these targets.
** If you deplete the main body, will shut down the suit. The internal oxygen supply will last only about four hours. Once the system is shut down a special homing signal is activated so the unit can be retrieved, this signal can be shut off by the pilot.

Running: 40 mph maximum.
Leaping: The robot can leap up to 60 feet (18.3 m) high or 20 feet (6 m) across assisted by the leg/foot thrusters. Note that leaping height and distance on the mood and in zero gravity is doubled.
Flight: The legs fold beneath the undercarriage of the vehicle when in flight. Both the rear jets and leg/foot thrusters provide thrust. The Falcon can hover up to 500 feet (152 m) above ground and fly at a speed of 100 mph (160 km) in an atmosphere and Earth like gravity.
Space Flight: In zero gravity the robot has good maneuverability and reasonable speed, rocketing as fast as 300 mph (482 km).

Statistical Data:
Height: 22ft (6.6m) standing, 12ft (3.6m) with legs folded.
Length: 17.5ft (5.2m)
Mass: 12 tons.
Physical Attributes of Note: Equal to a Robotic P.S. of 30
Cargo Space: Small
Power System: Ion/Fusion Reactor
Range: 12 years of nonstop use.
Defenses: Hardened circuits, reflective armor, and optional weapon systems.
Extras: Landing gear, targeting computer, and sensor cluster.

Weapon Systems

1. Laser Pulse Cannon: Shoulder mounted gun, controlled by the pilot. This is a medium range laser of reasonable power for a weapon of its size.
Primary Purpose: Defense
Secondary Purpose: Assault
Damage: 1d6x10
Rate of Fire: Equal to the number of melee attacks of the gunner.
Effective Range: 4000 feet (1200 m), double in space.
Payload: Unlimited.

2. Arm Mounted Laser: One arm mounted gun, controlled by the pilot. Normally used for doing repair work on the outside of ships or stations.
Primary Purpose: Laser for welding and repair.
Secondary Purpose: Defense
Damage: 4d6
Rate of Fire: Equal to the number of melee attacks of the gunner.
Effective Range: 1000 feet (305 m), double in space.
Payload: Unlimited.

3. Hand to Hand Combat: Rather than use an energy weapon, the pilot can engage in hand to hand combat. Damage is minimal:

4. Sensor System: Standard robot. 1