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Old June 28th, 2019, 06:46 PM
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Default Packing the Air/Raft

The classic air/raft is open topped.


Given it's usual dimensions, couldn't you store it tail-down vertically or bottom/grav modules up against the cargo/vehicle bay wall and fit it into 2 tons?
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given the gravity control assumed in traveller you could store it upside down if you want.
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How big is a common air/raft in use by most free traders?
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I would assume fifty six cubic metres gets you maintenance space and boarding access.
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How much cargo can an air/raft carry?

Will a fully loaded air/raft fit in an air/raft bay...
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How much cargo can an air/raft carry?
4 tons according to Book 3. I assume 4 tons in mass not volume.
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So how many displacement tons of cargo can the air/raft carry, and can you carry a fully loaded air/raft in the air/raft bay...
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A as I recall that is the position it is stored in on the CT Broadsword mercenary cruiser. You still need room to get in to the thing, though.
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I'm thinking less larger vessels like the Type C and more like the Type S. Those things have just 3 tons of cargo for equipment and supply, might be worth it for them to pack in a couple more tons at the expense of fast deployment.


The usual air/raft shows to be wider then the average car, 3 full adults back two in bucket seats front and a openish jeep-like trunk out back.


So something like a typical ground car sedan, no wheel clearance but more underneath presumably for the grav modules.












Now if we take below pics for accurate in the OTU at least, this at once scotches the idea for Type S as scouts might very well fine a fully pressurized sensor/meson comm air/raft to be much more useful then any 2 extra tons, but also illustrates my point that the open top should be at least 'stackable' volume-wise one way or another.





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Ok, everytime I see this topic come up my 1st thought is; Where does the Ice Chest Go?
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