Transport Shuttle

Valiant: Armored Transport Shuttle

Valiant: Armored Transport Shuttle

The Valiant is one of the few specially built space crafts created by S.N.A.I.L. for use with the U.S.S.F. This is a heavy armored cargo ship that also doubles as a troop transporter. It is capable of entering and exiting the Earth gravity to load and unload troops. It has a good amount of armor, as well as a compatible defence system. Its normal mission would be to drop troops off near an area, lay down a volley of suppressing fire, and then exit, returning later to pick back up her troops.

Class: Shuttle, for personnel and cargo transport.
Purpose: Defense; troop Transport.
Crew: 5, Pilot, Copilot, Navigation/Communications, and Gunners (2).
Passengers: 24 troupers or 12 S.N.A.I.L. Shell troupers, all with full armor and equipment.

S.D.C. by Location:
Laser Cannon (2): 85, A.R.: 12
Missile Pods (2): 100, A.R.: 13
Forward Headlights (4): 5*
Rear Lights (2): 5*
Landing Lights (2): 5*
Wings/Engine Pods (2): 475, A.R.: 10***
Reinforced Pilot's Compartment: 125, A.R.: 19
Main Body: 650, A.R.: 14**
Escape Pods (7): 100, A.R.: 10****

* They are small or difficult targets to hit. There is a -3 to hit these targets.
** If you deplete the main body, this will destroy/cripple the craft.
*** If you deplete all the engines will cripple the craft, leaving it with no power for life support, weapons, or any kind of movement.
**** Standard Escape Pod, with a long-range distress beacon (1000 miles/1600 km). Hold up to 4 people, with food and water rations for 14 days, waste disposal system and an air recycling system that provide breathable air for up to 2 months. Escape pods can be launched even when there is no power to the ship.

Flight: The Falcon can fly at a speed of 720 mph (Mach 1.1) in an atmosphere and Earth like gravity. But can go vertical, and propel itself out of Earth's Gravity.
Space Flight: In zero gravity the Valiant has fair maneuverability and speed, moving as fast as 1485 mph (Mach 2.3).
Repulserlift System: The Valiant can also hover at a max distance of 120 feet above the ground when using only its repulserlifts. It can also move forward at about 160 mph when only using the repulserlifts.

Statistical Data:
Height: 95ft (29 m)
Length: 130ft (40 m)
Width: 65ft (20 m)
Mass: 115 tons.
Cargo Space: 40 tons, wich covers room for troupers, and equipment.
Power System: Ion/Fusion Reactor
Range: 12 years of nonstop use.
Defenses: Hardened circuits, reflective armor, escape capsule (1), chaff thrower and optional weapon systems.
Extras: Landing gear, targeting computer, grapples, and sensor cluster.

Weapon Systems

1. Laser Pulse Cannons (2): One front mounted belly gun, other, rear top mounted gun, controlled by either gunners, or the pilot.
Damage: 2d6x10
Rate of Fire: Equal to the number of melee attacks of the gunner.
Effective Range: 6000 feet (1830 m), double in space.
Fire Arc: Front, Sides, Belly.
Payload: Unlimited.
Note: Only one can be controlled by the pilot at a time, normally the front.

2. Mini-Missile Launcher (2): A pair of side mounted mini-missile launchers, controlled by a gunner, or the pilot.
Damage: 5d6 (F), 5d6 (HE), 1d4x10 (AP)
Rate of Fire: One at a time or in volleys of 2, 4 or 8.
Effective Range: One mile (1.6 km), double in space.
Fire Arc: Front.
Payload: 24 (12 each); reloading takes 1d4 melees, per missile.
Note: (F) has a range of .5 miles (0.8 km), double in space.