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Atreides Ornithopter
Adapted to use in the extremely dry climate of Arrakis, the
Atreides 'thopter is a very good machine, though utilises an old-style
engine system.  1/2 jet, and 1/2 helicopter, the 'thopter uses jet engines
to propel itself when speed is the necessity, and is often used in combat.
It uses its twin fan-like rear engines when stealth is required, or to
conserve fuel.  Used by the Atreides in the conflict on Arrakis, and later
by smugglers and Fremen, the Atreides 'thopter was an acknowledged
success on Arrakis and usually outperformed the sleeker Harkonnen machines.

Craft: Atreides Desert Ornithopter
Type: Desert Air Transport and Attack Vehicle
Scale: Speeder
Length: 7.3 meters
Skill: 'Thopter Operation
Crew: 1, gunners, 2
Crew Skill: Varies
Passengers: 2 troops, maximum of 6, results in a -1 Manueverability pip
penalty/extra trooper
Cargo Capacity: 30 kg
Altitude Range: 2, 1200m
Cost: 10,000
Manueverability: 3D
Body Strength: 3D+1
Shields: Due to the effect of shields on Arrakeen sandworms, namely, driving
them into a killing frenzy, Atreides 'thopters were unshielded on Arrakis.  
Offworld, however, the thopters, carried a maximum of 1D+2 shielding.
Weapons:

3 Laser Cannons (Fire-Linked)
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Vehicle Blasters
Fire Control: 2D
Range: 50-300/800/1.5 KM
Damage: 4D+2

2 Proton Torpedoes
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Missile Weapons
Fire Control: 2D+1
Range: 25-100/300/500
Damage: 8D

1 Concussion Missile Launcher
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Missile Weapons
Fire Control: 1D+2
Range: 25-50/100/250
Damage: 5D


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