AVs

Armatech AV4 Utility Vertol
The most common light AV squad-level transport craft for both corporate and military units, this is a streamlined vehicle like a wingless cargo jet, with a tail assembly, four pods containing vectored-thrust ducted fan engines, and a retractable skid undercarriage. It is flown using Piloting (Vertol) skill but Electronics Operation (Communications and Sensors) and Navigation (Air) are also useful for either pilot or co-pilot. Expect to see AV4's everywhere in the skies of 2050, in hundreds of different corporate liveries.

The standard AV4 is lightly armored, but its redundant systems enable it to fly despite systems failures or combat damage. It has a front cockpit with two crew seats for a pilot and a co-pilot; behind that is a small cabin with eight passenger seats and a cargo bay. There are doors on either side of the fuselage, and two under the tail. All seats are provided with crashwebs (UT p. 224). Electronics include a pair of computerized crew stations (UT p. 24), an inertial navigation system (UT p. 74), a medium multi-mode radar (UT p. 65), a medium radio (UT p. 44), two personal computers (UT p. 22), and a large radar (UT p. 65). Many models in both military and corporate service have additional defense and weapons systems. It has a sealed hull with an NBC kit (UT p. 224).

Vehicle Table
Piloting (Vertol)
TL Vehicle ST/HP Hnd/SR HT Move LWt. Load SM Occ. DR Range Cost Locations
9 AV 130 +3/3 11fx 7/200 10 2 +5 2+8S 30 550 $12M g3Rr
Audi Sphinx
This is a luxury A.V. favored by corporate executives and criminal bosses. It has all the equipment of a standard A.V. plus: Tactical ESM Detector (UT p.62), Deceptive Radar Jammer (UT p.99), a Sonic Barrier (UT p. 102) anti-theft device, a Bug Stomper (UT p. 106) and a wet bar. The interior is furnished in expensive natural leather and woods and has a generally higher level of luxury than a standard A.V.
Vehicle Table
Piloting (Vertol)
TL Vehicle ST/HP Hnd/SR HT Move LWt. Load SM Occ. DR Range Cost Locations
9 AV 55 +2/3 11f 7/240 1.4 0.4 +3 1+3 6 750 $800K G4Rr
B&B Dassault Dasher A.V.
This is a standard example of an aerodyne vehicle or "A.V." in Edgerunners, a streamlined vehicle which flies using thrust from four pod-mounted ducted jets and which can hover in mid-air, take off and land vertically, or fly as fast as a light airplane with a range of 800 miles.

The vehicle has two doors and four seats. It is operated with Piloting (Vertol) and Electronics Operation (Sensors); Navigation (Air) is also useful! Most “AV’s”, as they are called, are flown using an interface connection to the onboard computer system although they can be flown without interfacing if needed.

It is equipped with a computerized crew station (UT p. 24), an inertial compass (UT p. 74), an infrared surveillance camera (UT p. 61), a rugged personal computer (UT p. 22), a small multi-mode radar (UT p. 65), a small cellular radio (UT p. 50), and an entertainment console (UTp. 51). Each occupant has a crashweb (UT p. 224). The vehicle has a biometric lock (UT p. 104) on its doors, and is also equipped with headlights and tail lights.

NOTE: The Vertol air car or “A.V.” used in Edgerunners has a couple of key differences from the one described on Ultra-Tech p225. It has no ground movement capability at all and no emergency parachute system. the vehicle is best described as a flying brick kept aloft by powerful jet turbines and sophisticated fly-by-wire avionics. It cannot continue to fly if even one engine is disabled, but will then descend in a controlled emergency landing on the strength of it’s remaining engines. If the fly-by-wire systems fail, it becomes a non-flying brick.

Vehicle Table
Piloting (Vertol)
TL Vehicle ST/HP Hnd/SR HT Move LWt. Load SM Occ. DR Range Cost Locations
9 AV 45 +2/3 11f 5/225 1.2 0.4 +3 1+3 4 800 $500K G4Rr
Buell Sky-Hog
A gorgeous air-bike favored by glitterati elite. Where the often AV is described as a riding inside of a flying brick, the Sky-Hog is more comparable to clinging onto a flying brick – a sleek, rocket powered brick racing through the sky.
Sky Hog 415 Points, $1.3M
Description
Design Features: Flyer 6; Jet 6; Increased Move (Air) 1; No Arms [-4]; Cockpit (External) 1; Light Armor [0.5]; Poor Sensors [-0.5]. Total DP: 10.
Sensor Systems: None.
Integrated Equipment: 20000x Medium Ladar. Total Weight: 200000 lbs.
Attribute Modifiers: ST +40 (Size, -20%; No Fine Manipulators, -40%) 320.
Sec. Characteristics: None.
Advantages: Absolute Direction (Requires Signal, -20%) 4; Compartmentalized Mind (Controls) 25; Damage Resistance 10 (Doesn’t Stack, -40%) 30; Doesn’t Breath 20; Enhanced Move 4 (Air) 80; Flight (Nuisance Effect, Noise and Wind, -10%) 36; High Pain Threshold 10; Injury Tolerance (No Brain, No Blood) 35; Machine 25; Telecommunication (Cable Jack, Infrared, Radio; Burst, x10, +30%; Digital, +50%; Secure, +20%; Extended Range, x10, +30%) 30.
Perks: Accessory (Computer) 1.
Disadvantages: Blind [-50]; Cannot Wear Armor [-20]; Deaf [-20]; Electrical [-20]; Maintenance (One Person, Weekly) [-5]; No Legs (Aerial) 0; No Manipulators [-50]; No Sense of Smell/Taste [-5]; Numb [-20]; Restricted Diet (Electricity, Very Common) [-10].
Quirks: Cannot Float [-1].
Features: Battery (2E/8 Hours).
TL Vehicle ST/HP Hnd/SR HT Move LWt. Load SM Occ. DR Range Cost Locations Stall
Sky Hog 50 +2/3 10 15/240 1.8 tons 0.3 tons 2 1+1 10 2880 $1.3M E 0
AI 10 Points, $150
AI: Complexity 3
Software Packages Pilot
Skills Drive (AV Sled) (A) DX+1 4-11; Area Knowledge (City Streets) (E) IQ+2 4-8; Land Navigation (A) IQ 2-6
Cadillac Technogene CTS
This is a luxury A.V. favored by mid-range corporate executives and youngsters from the lower end of the Glitterati set, featuring more powerful turbofans than is usual and a biological computer control system which enhances handling speed and responsiveness. It has all the equipment of a standard A.V. plus: a Sonic Barrier (UT p. 102) anti-theft device, a Bug Stomper (UT p. 106) and a Firefoam fire supression system (UT p.160). The interior is furnished in natural leather and woods and has a generally higher level of luxury than a standard A.V.
Vehicle Table
Piloting (Vertol)
TL Vehicle ST/HP Hnd/SR HT Move LWt. Load SM Occ. DR Range Cost Locations
9 AV 45 +3/3 11f 10/280 1.3 0.2 +3 1+3 4 750 $820K G4Rr
Ford TypeSpC AV Van
This is the standard utility van small AV often seen in the skies of major cities, a streamlined vehicle which flies using thrust from four pod-mounted ducted jets and which can hover in mid-air, take off and land vertically, or fly as fast as a light airplane with a range of 600 miles. It's engines usually burn enhanced biofuel or ethanol.

The vehicle has three doors and six seats as well as a reasonable cargo area. The four rearmost seats can be removed or folded flat to provide an additional 0.4 tons of cargo capacity. It is operated with Piloting (Vertol) and Electronics Operation (Sensors); Navigation (Air) is also useful. Most “AV’s”, as they are called, are flown using an interface connection to the onboard computer system although they can be flown without interfacing if needed.

It is equipped with a computerized crew station (UT p. 24), an inertial compass (UT p. 74), an infrared surveillance camera (UT p. 61), a rugged personal computer (UT p. 22), a small multi-mode radar (UT p. 65), a small cellular radio (UT p. 50), and an entertainment console (UTp. 51). Each occupant has a crashweb (UT p. 224). The vehicle has a biometric lock (UT p. 104) on its doors, and is also equipped with headlights and tail lights.

NOTE: The Vertol air car or “A.V.” used in Edgerunners has a couple of key differences from the one described on Ultra-Tech p225. It has no ground movement capability at all and no emergency parachute system. the vehicle is best described as a flying brick kept aloft by powerful jet turbines and sophisticated fly-by-wire avionics. It cannot continue to fly if even one engine is disabled, but will then descend in a controlled emergency landing on the strength of it’s remaining engines. If the fly-by-wire systems fail, it becomes a non-flying brick.

Vehicle Table
Piloting (Vertol)
TL Vehicle ST/HP Hnd/SR HT Move LWt. Load SM Occ. DR Range Cost Locations
9 AV 45 +2/3 11f 5/180 1.8 0.4 +3 1+5 4 600 $700K G4Rr

AVs

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