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Nebfer

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M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
« on: 14 March 2011, 19:28:40 »
The M20 Hydrogen tanker truck is a typical mid sized tanker for hydrogen used by house military's to fuel Aerospace fighters in the field. Typically most houses assign at lest two or three of these trucks per flying lance/flight to provide a mobile fueling base. With it's 20 ton fuel capacity a single M20 can provide four to five sorties worth of fuel depending on the fuel expenditure rate.

The vehicle is unarmed, though some crews mount infantry weapons on a pintel mount above the cabin at the expense of a few kgs of armor. The only defense is by it's 2.5 tons of armor, but even that is vulnerable to heavy mech scale weapons like large lasers and particle cannons but provides adequate protection to smaller weapons. It's fuel system allows it to fuel an average fighters fuel tank in about two minutes.

It's Fuel cell engine allows it to travel at 86.4kph off road for just over 1,900km before refueling, with a top road speed of around 119kph, though a few crews have been noted to push it to just over 150kph at times.

Note: I'm not 100% on the fuel transfer rate, most of the rules say it's 1000kg per turn, but I'm assuming that's for the full sized system and not the light, so I simply cut that rate in half.

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Type: M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
Chassis Type: Wheeled / Medium
Mass: 45 tons
Equipment Rating: d/d-c-d/d

Equipment
Chassis/Controls: 7 tons
Engine/Trans: Fuel Cell, 10 tons
Cruise MP: 5
Flank MP: 8
Heat Sinks: 0 (1 built in though)
Fuel: 2 tons, 1,905km
Turret: NA
Armor Factor (BAR 7): 55
Armor Mass: 2.5 tons

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Front: 14/5
Right/Left Side: 14/5
Rear: 13/5
Turret: NA

Weapons, Equipment and Ammo:
1x Light Fluid suction system .5 tons
Crew: 2
Cargo: 23 tons refrigerated cargo, 20 tons usable
Notes: transfers 500kg per turn

BV: 45
Cost: ~130,100 C-bills

After a few Decades of production an improved model came out, allowing more flexibility. At the expense of some fuel capacity but that was more than made up for with the ability to tow an external trailer carrying more fuel. These vehicles have become popular with vehicle units that use Petrochemical based engines, their large fuel capacity reduce the number of smaller vehicles required to transport fuel. To facilitate this a version with a different fuel handling arrangement was developed, dispensing with the more bulkier cryogenic fuel tanks with less bulky fuel bladders (not shown here).

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Type: M20 A1 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
Chassis Type: Wheeled / Medium
Mass: 45 tons
Equipment Rating: d/d-c-d/d

Equipment
Chassis/Controls: 8.5 tons
Engine/Trans: Fuel Cell, 10 tons
Cruise MP: 5
Flank MP: 8
Heat Sinks: 0 (1 built in though)
Fuel: 2 tons, 1,905km
Turret: NA
Armor Factor (BAR 7): 55
Armor Mass: 2.5 tons

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Front: 14/5
Right/Left Side: 14/5
Rear: 13/5
Turret: NA

Weapons, Equipment and Ammo:
1x Light Fluid suction system .5 tons
1x Trailer Hitch
Crew: 2
Cargo: 21.5 tons refrigerated cargo, 18.75 tons usable
Notes: transfers 500kg per turn, can tow a trailer weighing up to 45 tons.

BV: ~45
Cost: ~138,000 C-bills

The Trailer
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Type: M31 Mobile Hydrogen Tank
Chassis Type: Wheeled / Medium / Trailer
Mass: 45 tons
Equipment Rating: d/d-c-d/d

Equipment
Chassis/Controls: 5.5 tons
Engine/Trans: None
Cruise MP: 0
Flank MP: 0
Heat Sinks: NA
Fuel: None
Turret: NA
Armor Factor (BAR 7): 55
Armor Mass: 2.5 tons

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Front: 14/5
Right/Left Side: 14/5
Rear: 13/5
Turret: NA

Weapons, Equipment and Ammo:
2x Light Fluid suction system 1 ton
Crew: None
Cargo: 36 tons refrigerated cargo, 31 tons usable
Notes: Each Fluid system can move 500kg of hydrogen per turn.
BV: ~35
Cost: ~36,000 C-bills

The non refrigerated version can carry 19.5 tons of fuel in the tow vehicle and 32.75 tons in the trailer, other wise their identical.

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Re: M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
« Reply #1 on: 15 March 2011, 01:35:05 »
That truck must be huge, 20 tons of liquid hydrogen is almost 300 cubic meters.
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Re: M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
« Reply #2 on: 19 March 2011, 18:26:00 »
That truck must be huge, 20 tons of liquid hydrogen is almost 300 cubic meters.
That's only like four shipping containers...  ;D

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Re: M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
« Reply #3 on: 20 March 2011, 20:10:02 »
That truck must look like a beluga whale.

But as a tanker for refrigerated fluids the truck would work fine.
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Re: M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
« Reply #4 on: 20 March 2011, 20:45:37 »
That truck must look like a beluga whale.

But as a tanker for refrigerated fluids the truck would work fine.

Well it may be a big feller but your going to have to get LH2 to the airfields some how....

Perhaps their using chicken feathers?
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?3081-Hydrogen-storage-system-made-from-chicken-feathers

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Re: M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
« Reply #5 on: 20 March 2011, 22:18:56 »
Cool.  If that can be scaled up hydrogen economy here we come.
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Re: M20 Hydrogen Tanker Truck
« Reply #6 on: 25 June 2011, 09:27:38 »
I'm gonna be stealing this one for my campaign, Nebfer. Good job.