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Mobile Mining Barge I

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Name/Model# : Mobile Mining Barge I
Designer/Manufacturer : Lant Mining Corporation
Combat Designation : Repulsorlift Mining Barge
Scale : Walker
Length : 275 Metres
Skill : Repulsorlift operation: mining barge
Crew Skill : ?
Crew : 79  Crew 55 + Gunners 24
Skeleton Crew : 20 (+15 DIFFICULTY)
Troops : None
Cost : 30,000 Credits
Speed : 90 kph (WEG=30)
Altitude Range : 15 Metres Above Ground Level
Manoeuvrability : ?
Cargo Capacity : 250 Metric Tons
Weapons : 8 Plasma Drills (2 Forward, 2 Left, 2 Right, 2 Aft) [All can be angled below the barge]
Crew: 1 Gunner per drill
Shields/Body Strength : Shields None. Body Strength 2D


    The Mobile Mining Barge I was conceived to overcome the challenges presented on the regularly earthquake prone moon of Lish V. Due to its repulsorlift field, a steady platform from which all mining operations can be executed is provided. Although this platform remains stationary for long periods of time no living facilities are included. Crews are protected from the ear shattering noise caused by blasting via sound dampening fields. Beam drills and lasers are employed by the crews to expose the hidden (and precious) ores below the moon's surface. Meanwhile, the tractor beams separate and collect the valuable ores from the mining overburden. Ore haulers eventually arrive to transport away any of the collected finds.

Sources: FBS***Pg 5, 27