BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: Burro (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3060
Config: Wheeled Vehicle
Rules: Level 1-FA, Standard design
Mass: 2 tons
Power Plant: 10 Rawlings Fusion
Cruise Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Armor Type: Star Slab/3 Standard
Manufacturer:    Iveco
   Location:    Epsilon Eridani
Communications System:    Angst Clear Channel 3
Targeting & Tracking System: None


         A mainstay of supporting units, the utility truck comes in many varieties along the same theme-a large open cargo bed with a crew compartment mounted on a rugged chassis that can negotiate tough terrain. Used for everything from delivering the latest Bosony tri-vid theater system to safely extricating live ammunition from a recent battlefield, these vehicles are a dime a dozen on almost every world in the known universe.
         Though primarily designed for utility work, a smaller segment of the population uses them for cross-country racing, long-distance trekking, and even a sport called "mudsliding" (common among the Trinity worlds of the Free Worlds League and the Outback of the Federated Suns). Design parameters have changed little since the late twentieth century, as the simple form and function allow these vehicles to fulfill a myriad of roles.
         Less common are the fusion-powered heavy duty trucks that used to populate Terran Hegemony bases. Using less weight for a more efficient engine, these vehicles allowed more utilitarian tools to be attached for mission-specific profiles. Most common were the Bombduster series, a six-wheeled truck with off-road capability that mounted a heavy bulldozer blade and military-grade armor. Used to comb recent battlefields, the Bombdusters would sweep the area of any unexploded ordinance before gravedigger and salvage teams arrived, keeping these vital support troops from being needlessly harmed.


         Of special note are the Burro HD truck and its military-grade bother, the Burro II, employed by units in the Tikonov Free Republic. Each wheel on the chassis contains an independent motor that can help the chassis traverse even the most difficult and unstable terrain. With a large suspension frame, Burros and Burro IIs have been known to cross even the jagged wastelands of Caph with little impact on their overall speed. Equipped with a manipulator arm in the front, the lighter Burro can grab unexploded ordnance at a safe distance and remove it to a shielded trailer where it can be exploded safely. Towing the trailer is no problem, as the Burro is designed to tow most light- to medium-weight vehicles.


         The Burros are the most common "name brand" delivery and transport trucks in The Triumvirate and the Tikonov Free Republic. The Sirian Concordance has placed tariffs that would ruin Iveco on the Burros though and so they continue to use local production. The Ridzik brothers and the Triumvirate are not pleased with this according to reports, but so far no one has pushed the issue with the fractious Sirians.

Type/Model: Burro (Human Sphere)
Mass: 2 tons
Const. Options: Fractional Accounting
Equipment:   Items Mass
Internal Structure: 4 pts Standard 0 .20
Engine: 10 Fusion 0 .50
Shielding & Trans Equip:   0 .25
   Cruise MP: 6    
   Flank MP: 9    
Heat Sinks: 10 Single 0 .00
Cockpit & Controls: 0 .10
Crew: 1 Members 0 .00
Armor Factor: 7 pts Standard 0 .50

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Front: 1 2
  Left / Right Sides: 1 2/2
  Rear: 1 1

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Items Mass
Cargo Bay Capacity Body 0   1 .45
TOTALS:   0   1 2.00
Items & Tons Left:       4 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 9,427 C-Bills
Battle Value: 8
Cost per BV: 1,178.33
Weapon Value: 0 / 0 (Ratio = .00 / .00)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 0; MRDmg = 0; LRDmg = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 6W,   Armor/Structure: 0 / 0
    Damage PB/M/L: -/-/-,   Overheat: 0
    Class: GL,   Point Value: 0
    Specials: tran0

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