The new Ke-T10 “Fukuro” Multi-role Shuttle. It was designed to replace the Ke-T8 "Kuma" Multi-role Shuttle that had been in service since YE 31. “Fukuro” translates to “Owl” in Yamataigo (邪馬台語), a creature that is revered for its majestic nature in Yamataian culture. It became available in YE 43.
The Ke-T8 "Kuma" Multi-role Shuttle served the Star Army of Yamatai well in its run that lasted from YE 31 to YE 43 with several variants in service. The decision to move on from the design came with the end of the Kuvexian War in early YE 43. The new multi-role shuttle was to be more modular in its design so that it could be deployed in multiple configurations versus having several variants of the same design. This would prove to be more cost-effective and offer more on-demand diversity for mission roles.
The T-10 design includes two main compartments, the standard cockpit designed for the control and operation of the craft and the rear cabin which features a variety of swap-in, swap-out configurations that for the most part can be switched in twenty minutes or less when the shuttle is deployed from most Star Army of Yamatai ships and facilities.
The Fukuro has a sleek and streamlined profile for operation either in atmospheric environments or in space. The profile is also compatible with the use of stealth technologies used by the Star Army of Yamatai. The shuttle's cost would come in higher than the Ke-T8 "Kuma" Multi-role Shuttle but the design increased modularity and it would be easier to refit and improve which would promote the longevity of the class for years to come.
The T10 “Fukuro” would:
Common configurations of the T10 “Fukuro”:
The Ke-T10 “Fukuro” has a majestic and sleek look to it. The frame is a “flying arrow” with angular fin-like stabilizers that dual function as landing supports beneath the frame of the craft. The tinted, polarized transparent Zesuaium windows follow the natural angles in the craft's design giving it a sporty “fast” appearance. The design of the craft has been praised for its aesthetic appeal which serves as an added bonus to its multi-role functional design.
The Ke-T10 “Fukuro” design is built around performance and longevity, a design that shows promise for use by the Star Army of Yamatai for years to come.
General statistics for the Ke-T10 “Fukuro” Multi-role Shuttle design.
|General Statistics for the Ke-T10
|Ketsurui Fleet Yards
|Ketsurui Fleet Yards
|Star Army of Yamatai Only
|Theoretically Unlimited. Limited by Nutritional Requirements of The Passengers.
|Every 5 Years.
|Review Every 10 Years
|200,000 KS(Before Weapons)
Crew: 02 operators are recommended, 01 are required. In a dire situation can be automated under Compact Integrated Electronics System (CIES).
Maximum Capacity: Varied depending on the configuration. About 12 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.
Propulsion performance of the Ke-T10:
Damage Capacity Rating for the Ke-T10:
The inside of the Ke-T10 “Fukuro” Multi-role Shuttle is divided into two main compartments.
|Layout of The Ke-T10 Shuttle
|Where the pilots sit. It includes two stations for the control and operation of the craft.
|A sub-compartment where the Compact Integrated Electronics System (CIES) and other electronics are kept.
|A cabin designed for multiple configurations.
|Access to the propulsion and other systems through an aft hatch and under the floor access.
The cockpit is a dual seat arrangement. Both seats have SPINE as well as traditional interface systems for non-Nekovalkyrja pilots. Both stations have full access to the controls of the shuttle, but the pilots generally divide control of the shuttle's systems for better efficiency when a pilot and a co-pilot are present. The seats are comfortable. The cockpits include volumetric projection systems for readouts and HUD functions.
The Aft Cabin can be given multiple configurations depending on the mission profile given to the Shuttle. It includes a standard airlock on the port side of the shuttle that is located directly behind the cockpit for standard entry and exit that includes an extendable ramp egress for easy loading and unloading. Additionally, the large section of the hull that features the Star Army Hinomaru raises for the launch of power armor and for ease of access when changing the cabin's configurations. There are overhead lockers for stowing gear as well as modular floor panels for storage options underfoot.
Some common configurations (Can be swapped out in approx. twenty minutes):
The Ke-T10 “Fukuro” Multi-Role Shuttle includes the following Sybsystems.
The Ke-T10 “Fukuro” Multi-role Shuttle is equipped with:
Power on the Ke-T10 “Fukurui” Multi-role Shuttle is provided by two small aether generators. An integrated capacitor system includes up to three days of emergency power as a backup system. There are also interfaces for portable aether generators in the event it is required.
The Ke-T10 “Furkuro” Multi-role Shuttle is equipped with a compact Multi-Stage Aether Drive for sublight applications. It is also equipped with an Multi-Stage Aether Drive, and uses the Integrated CFS Array for Continuum Distortion Drive propulsion. The Yugumo Corporation contributed the compact Yumeoibito Hyperspace Fold Drive. It has Maneuvering Thrusters (ion thrusters) are used primarily attitude adjustment, docking and station keeping.
This shuttle uses a basic anti-gravity engine for atmospheric use.
The Ke-T10 “Fukuro” Multi-role Shuttle utilizes the Compact Integrated Electronics System (CIES). This standardly includes all Star Army Standard Communications Array, Sensors and other basic electronics systems.
The Ke-T10 includes Star Army Standard Life Support Systems.
The Ke-T10 “Furkuro” Multi-role Shuttle is equipped with emergency systems. The cockpit and rear cabin compartments can be sealed off from each other using a set of blast shutters. The craft is equipped with an underside inflatable raft system for emergency water landings.
These weapons are commonly included in the design of this shuttle.
The illustration is a commissioned artwork by Adam Kop.
|Star Army Logistics
|Class B - SMALL CRAFT