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Jetpack
Jetpack
Purchasing
Manufacturer: various
Cost to Own: 2,000 Cr
Rental Cost: 50 Cr plus 50 Cr/day
Transmission
Propulsion Type: Thrust/VTOL
Top Speed: 134m/t (80kph)
Turn Speed: 50m/t (30kph)
Acceleration Speed: 25m/t
Deceleration Speed: 25m/t
Power
Powerplant: Type 0 Parabattery
Range: 500km
Fuel Economy: .5 SEU/km
Capacity
Crew: 1
Passengers: none
Cargo Limit: none
Armaments: none
Armor: none
Other Equipment: none

A Jetpack is a one-man form of transportation used for light scouting duty as well as in terrain that unduly restricts larger flying craft such as jetcopters and aircars. Jetpacks consist of a pair of small turbofan engines similar to those found in aircars attached to a power source and worn as a backpack, with the total unit weighing approximately 35kg. There are many different brands and configurations available, but they all share similar characteristics.

Jetpacks are much slower than most forms of aerial transportation, but have the advantage of being able to operate in extremely close quarters over broken terrain. They have an operational ceiling of up to 3,000 meters, though in normal usage, pilots prefer to to operate much closer to the ground, attaining altitudes of no more than 15-20 meters. The maximum one-way range of a jetpack is 500km.

The lack of storage capacity means that jetpacks cannot carry any cargo other than what the pilot might be able to carry in his pockets or on a belt. Jetpacks cannot be armored nor can weapons be mounted on them.

See also:

  • Glijet (a jet-powered glider)


(This article created by ChrisDonovan. The image shown is the JP-9 jetpack developed by David Mayman of Jetpack Aviation).

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