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Designation:

VC-37 Perseus Heavy VTOL Transport Aerospace Plane

I. Dimensions

Total Height : 20.8 meters
Total Length : 95.0 meters
Wingspan : 105.8 meters
Dry Weight : 105 metric tons
Operational Weight : 400  metric tons

II. Type

III Service Use

III. Propulsion

Engines:

Powerplant:

Fuel Capacity:

IV. Performance:

Maximum speed at 18,000 meters : 2233 kph (Mach 2.5)
Maximum speed at sea level : 752 kph (Mach .7)
Air drop speed, sea level: 200 - 500 kph
Air drop speed, high altitudes: 220 - 500 kph
Stall speed (VTOL shift possible) : 148 kph 
Service Ceiling : 30 km
Initial climb rate : 24,000 meters per minute
Typical delta-v : 232.9 kps
Typical acceleration(*) : 1.4 G
Cell duration(**) :  100 hours
Maximum take-off weight: 470.5 metric tons
Maximum payload: 358 metric tons
Maximum payload for VTOL operations: 180 metric tons
* = Assuming typical operational weight

** = Continuous operational use.

V. Sensory Systems:

Radar System:
Optical tracking:
Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

VI. Armament:

VIII. Armor:

The armor on the VC-37 is a low-mass lunarium tungsten composite plating that is the standard for most Terran mecha. Aside from the good protection provided against projectiles, missiles, and other kinetic weapons, this armor is also resistant to plasma globes (annihilation discs), lasers, and fair against, particle guns too, owing to the fact that the armor can flake off and evaporate in layers under fire from such high-energy weapons, taking much of the weapon's energy and converting it into the latent heat of sublimation in the armor. The armor stops all small arms fire, and has good resistance to all weapons commonly mounted on combat mecha.

The Perseus provides full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using an overpressure environment activated by radiation and hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions are anticipated. The internal consumables supplies can provide atmosphere for six days maximum.

IX. Development:


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Content by Jeffrey R. Spillner
Copyright 1998- 2001 Jeffrey R. Spillner

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