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Default Cost of an ATV

In going through the various Traveller editions and books, I have come across 3 prices for an ATV.

In the 1977 rules, an ATV costs 3 Million Credits, which does seem a bit high, but they also have the Air Raft at 6 Million Credits, again seems a bit high, and personal Grav Belts at 1 Million Credits, which actually seems about right.

In the 1981 Rules revisions, the ATV now costs 30,000 Credits, which seems a bit low, the Air Raft at 800,000 Credits, which seems about right, and the Grav Belt at 100,000 Credits, which does seem a bit low.

Then, in the JTAS No. 5 article, "Speculation without a Starship" by Loren Wiseman, the ATV is costing 300,000 Credits, which does seem to be about right.

For those interested, the US operated both a tracked and a wheeled ATV during World War 2. The tracked version was the amphibious Landing Vehicle, Track, while the wheeled version was the DUKW amphibious 6-wheel drive truck.
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