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  i rn p r o ~ i n s t he                 re prod u ct io n                and        p l @m@n ts :      a    c~mp ! e t ~      t i me- l in e ,
 c o lu mn qu a li ty .                    Ye al s o h o p e             t hat         inc l ud i ns h is to ri ca l       ~ v~n ts       f r om
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det~rmi ne the q u al it y of the                         i mi-                  mos t t ota l ly frict ionl ess .                    An y one
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ar~ to be f oo l e d.                 As an        e xam p l e .                  f a l l.    They wil l b e un ab l e to !'l al k
p~ r h aps         Joh n ,         equ ipp ed        with      a                 or fi g ht , a nd mu st ro ll th eir de x -
v o ic e mo d u l a t o r ,         wishes t o          scare                     t e rity o r l e s s on 3 d i n               order        to
sone pr i~ iti v e s wit h t h e                   roar       of                 cra w I .
th e       c r ested        Jabber wock .            He -h a s                          Each c a n is t er can spra y 2 0 m ~ o f
o ~ l y he ard su ch a r o a r                 o nc e ,     ten                  su rfa ce f ro m u p to 1 0m                 ali a y .    Th e
y e a r s ago :         th e       qu al it y      wi ll      no                 foam l a s t s until i t drie s , a p p r o x -
do ubt be a wfu I , un 1e5 S J o hn ha s a n                                      i ma t e l y 20 mi n utes late r .
 i n c r e d i b l e me mo ry .          Howe ver ,         t he                       Riot f o a m ne ut ralizer is av ai l -
pr t e t t t ves        wi 1 1 p r-o n e b l y          n e v er'                a b l e i n 1 0 09 s p r ay         bott les           wh ich
h av e he ard           a     c r es t e d J a b be rw oc k                      hol d 1 0 ' s h o t s.'          Us u ally         spra y ed
b e for e , and wo uld be fr i3htened b y                                        on b oot soles or handS ,                      it      is    a
ev e n t he wo r s t s t t e op t , I f, on th e                                 ch e mical wh ich le n d s              t he       spra y ed
ot h~r         hand ,       Jo hn      is      co mp lete 1!                     a re a s u f f ic i e nt fric tio n to                 ov er-
fam i lia r         wi th       the      roar ,       h av in 9                  co~ e t~e e f f e c t s of          the f oam.            Un-
onc ~ w~rk ed             as      a    zoo ke eper ,          he                 for tu n a t e ly ,       th is me a n s t h a t wh e n
wi l l be ab le t o 9i ve                  a     f au l t l es s                 Ha lk in3 o n s u r f ace s not co a t e d                  in
i mp r e ss i o n o f         th e     Jabbe r wo ck          to                 r i o t foam ,        t h e u ser must l ift his
e v e ~ t he nati ve s            o f r.a s s a n .                              f e et stra ig~ t up i n o r d er to move
      Th e       op e r a t i o n     to     i mpl an t        a                 -- n o s hu f f l in g allowed .
v o i c e mo d u l a t o r i s         q u ite      s i mp l e,                        R iot f oam         is     TL 7        a nd      costs
a ~ 1 rp q ui res o n l y a              fe w d a y s         in                 Cr 3 0 .     F e am     ne u tra l iz e r        is     a l so
ho s p it a l .       The i mplant and                op ~ r a ­                 Tt 7 a~d c o ~ t s Cr2S .              Riot fo am i s
t io n c o s t          C ~ S O O 000 .        Not e :      th~                  ba s e d on a s i mi l ar materia l in the
v oi ce m o d u l a ~ o ~ is i l l e 9 a l on               all                  s ho r t     st o r y     a S i lent      t. e ae s , a b y
I ~p ~ r i a l wo ~lds wi th a                 la w le v el                      Jerr y P o ur ne l le.
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L as t    mo n t h        GOt·)   c a me    out    Hi t h   a   n ew                On t h e .... h ol e ,       7 rd velle r:          2300
ga me.        Ha v i n g on ly             be~ n   ad verti s ed              h a s g re at pote n tial ,                b u t t hat ma y
in the Dr ag e n         m ~ ga ! ine .      i t came                         be a l l i t h a s.             As in o t he r r ecen t
l a r g e l y e5 a 5urp r i s~ . Bu t ~ha t is                                s a~ es b y       GD~         a nd     ls pe c if ic a l l yl
this ne w RP G?                                                               ~cren K.         Wisema n f          t h~     r ules       are
      De s p i t e the g ame t i tle , Trdvel -                               co nfus ing and d i f f i c ul t t o u n d e r -
fer : 2300 is n eit her Traveller n o r                                       s tan d o ~ t he fi r s t rea d.                  Ho wever,
7wil i 9 h t :     2000,     th o u gh i t       bears                        th~ g ame 's gre a tes t                 f au l t     is     in
mo r e r esemb la n c e      to     the      l a lter .                       p lan n ing a n d or g a nizat ion.
Set i n a u n i v e r s e where Ea r th            ha s                             T r d v ell e r:        2 JO O i s poo rl y b a-
st ruggled ba ck from nuc l ea r de vas-                                      la nc ed and v e ry              i n co mple te .         Over
tation to conquer the                s t a r s,    the                        1 /4 o f t he ga me              is      t ake n up          by
9am e ha s a hi9 h l 1         real ist ic        his-                        ba ckgr o und,          wh i le s o mu c h i s le f t
tori c a l b a c kg r o und , wh i~h se e ms t o                              out i th e p r ior i t ie s a re s cr e .... ed u p
f i t    in   ~I it !'l      T \'I l l ig ,I)!;    2000 .       Th e          an d on a 1 i s t o f l e ss t h e.n 30 p ie -
com b at system is a l s o                   s im i lar        to             ces of e c u t p me n t , s p a ce is                 waste d
t h at of T lfil ig h!:              2 00 0 .      How e v er ,               o n 4 t ypes of s at e lli te a nd o r ga n-
th e g a me 's o n l y re a l              r e l at ion         to            ic c o n t a c t Jen se s ~ Ano ther e x amp le
Travelle r is t he f act t h at                         it      is            o f inc o mp l e t e ness i ~ th e fact t h a t
a n SF RPG.                                                                   s e v er a l a l i e n r ace s are m~ nti one d
       7r av ell ~r:           2 3 0 0 co ntai n s               2            s e v er al t i mes .o ve r                   h u t th a t ' s
r u l eb c oks , 2 mi n i- b o o k l e t s,              a~d a                i t ! The y are n ~ye r de scr ib ed ~
s t a r ma p .        Th e     ru !e bo ok s         co nt a in                     De sp ite the se             f aU l ts ,      7 r d vef-
l ot s o f        i nf e rm at i o n on            h i5tor ~ f                fe r :      2J OO has the po tentia l t o be
t h e curr e n t 5tGt ~ of t ~e u ni ver s ~ f                                th ~ mo st reali st ic S F RP G to date .
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er at ion s Y5 te L (simi La r- t o Tra v el-                                 (an d ga ins p la yabil it y l de pend s on
le r ,      b u t ~ ou c hD o se y o u ~ sk i ll s ) ,                        wh at supple men ts are r e l e a s e d .
p er~ona l        a nd st ar sh i p co mb a t              s y s-                   P ~rso nall y.            I wou ld        s t i ck     to
t~ m 5 ,      a n d in fo on h o w t o ref                   th e             Tr a ve ller,          as i t i s a ~ uc h                more
g ame.                                                                        c omp le t e an d p la y ab le RPG ,                  Bu t if
       Th e r u l ~ b o o k s a l s o con t a i n do z -                      y o u l ik e de ta il e d b a ck 9roun d                   and
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9~ n ~ r a t i o n    SY 5t ~q) ,        a ~ d e v~n more                     i n ru l e s ,      T rav el l er :          2J OO i s t he
r i f le 3n d l a s e r          d es i g ns        {b u t      no            gam e for y ou . Rega rd le s s , wha t e v e r
r u le s fo r         5 u ch     s imp le        i t e ms      as             t ype o f supp le me n ts GDU c o me s                     ou t
k n t v e s a nd 5,,"ords l .            an the          o ther               wi t h fo r i t wi l l             ~ i t h er     mak e      or
ha nd, th ey ~ont ai n mu ch mor e real -                                     b r ~a J,.: t h e g i\ m,(o .
is tic a n d          co mpr e h e ns iv e         s ta rs hip
r u l e s , inc lu ding solar a n d f i s s i o n
po we r pl ~ n ts , s l: y h o o ks ,            an d el e c -
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           The            BORDERLAND                                                 SUBSECTOR
Most wo r l ds in t h~ Borde r l a n d were s e t t l e d Qu i t e la te in I mper ial  his-
tor y - - th e l at e 7 0 0 ' 5 and e a rl y 800' 5. Tow ne was s ettled i n 354 ~ h e n a
~ e avy sco u t mi s -j umpe d .  Er g o a nd lnur-i n wer e co l on i zed d uring t he $ l n -
ea   rian      E:npi r p ,     a nd   la t e r   col l a p s e d ." he n th e i r   s ua po r t   ~ iiS   cut   o f f.
      Th e Asia n / I mper ia l Tr a del an e tr a ve ls              l hro u 9 h    th ~  Bor d e rl and       from
                                                                  o
T J a i o wa h a t o Tob i a. I t st op s at Te ch - W rl d a n d Acr id , bot h I mp e r i a l al-
li~s .        Bo t h WOrlds COn t a i n b o t h T y ey o F t~ahraQ                Yo l r  an d    Un it ed      F r ee
T rad er s Asso c ia t i on o ff ices .
      TECH- YORLD is p o pUlat e d                 by   30     sc ien tist /te c h n ici ans      and     seve ral
thou sa n d robots.                I ts ma i n i ndu s t ry i s t he      pro d u ction      and     e xpo rt       of
h i 9 h - l e c h go o d s su ch as fus i on g uns, comp uters ,                   and b lack g lobe gen er -
a tor s.
      ACRID is en veloped in a t h i ck ch lorine a t mo s ph e r e .                      The sme ll pfrr me -
ate s ever ything on the wo rld . Acr id is also the ho me 04 the blotch e s, a
c hl o r o hy d r o c a r- b o n - b a s e d s ent i ent l i f e fo ~m Wh l~ h      will     be    e xte ns i ve l y
d e a I t with in i s s u e "6.
     F ALK E NB E RG i s a h o r r i b ly c r o~ld ed wor ld du e to                 it s  h ig h p op u l a t ion
1950 mil lio n ) a nd sm al l amou nt o f u s a b l e land.                       In 11 06     it    too k o v e r
SPERL E in o r d er to proc ure f ood .
     EX E i s po pul ate d on l y b y a fe w mi n er s and s t a r- p or t pers onel l .                      I tis
the ma in j u mp- l ink t o Tow ne and Vi l La qe ,
     TO ~NE col onized VILLAG E with s u b-l ight d r i v es due                          to    th e    l ac!.: of
lanth anum on b o~h wo rl d s.

TH E BORDERLAND

              Byr nl           0107 B9 5 5 6 9 9 - 6         Agr icult u ral .                                   0
              Ar u nis i i r- 02 01 B7 7 6 5 3 0- 6          Agricu lt ur"a l. Non-i ndus t rial .               G
              Tech - Uor ld 0 204 A4551 5 4 -F               Non - ind ustr i al .                               0
              E r90            02 0 5 X7 6 7 5 00 -0         Agr" icultura.l. Nc n i ndu e t r f e l ,
                                                                                          v                      G R
              Ta n i th        03 01 A589342-B               Non- in dustrial                                    0
              Acri d           030 2 AA C1388- D             No n - i n d u s t r" i a l                         0
              Inur in          030 4 £ 668 7 7 6 - 5         Agr i cultural. Ri ch.                              0
              F a l ken b er g 0 3 0 5 A15B448-D             Non-induslr ial.                                    0
              Ce r d a n       0 40 1 A8 95347-9             Non-ind ustria l.                                   0
              Exe              0 40 3 B3 0010 1-A            Non- i ndustr i a L , Vacuum wc r L d ,             0
              Spe r l e        0 40 4 BA 9A76A- 7            Rich.                                               0
              Ume m i i        0 5 0 1 C5 2 1 8 7 7-6        No n- a g r i cu l tu r a l. Po o r.                0
              Argo n a         0 50 3 B612586-9              Non -in d u st r i al .                             G
              Vi l l a g e     0609 810063 4-8               No n- ag r i cultu r al .                           0
              To wn e          061 0 B75 0A96 - 9            I n dust r ia l de sert world .                     G

         Th e Borderland 5ubsect or c o n t a i n s 1 5 worl ds Nit h a pop u lat ion 04
38 . 06 9 bill i on .   The h i g h e s t popu l at i o n i s A. at To wne j t he highes t
t ech leve l i s F,     at Tech-W o rl d .

 A NOT E TO           U.S.      SUBS CRIEERS :
 lJ '?    wi I I e c c e p t               -- d r a f t s i n Caf.a di.a rl f u n c s e re n o t n e c e s
                                IJ . S . c h e que e                                                                     e


 ~~ r y . Sim p l y Hr i t e the c h e q u e a~ n o r ma l , b ut i~ r t h ~ ~q u i val ent a~ ouht
 o f U. S . f und s :    as o f Ja nuar y 19 8 7 . $ 2 . 5 0 Canao ian eQ ~als $ 1 . 75 A m~ f l ­
 can , and $9 . 0 0 Ca n a dia n equ a ls $6 .30 Amer ic an .




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           II.AP LEGEND
                                                              TOBIA
WOnLD CHA rtAC TErtl STICS

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 o    1.0 wa ter prese nt
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BASES
 "It Imperial naval ba se
 •   Imperial sc out ba se
  ~  Sc out way stati on
 A Res e arch s t at io n
 f:1 Foreign naval ba se
     Foreign military ba se

T;<AVEL ZONES

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POPULATION

Sec undu s        under one billi on
p:;:n:us          over on e billi on


                 s t a r po r t
                     t ype

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                                  gi ant
 worl,,-_ ,
 t ype                            x- boat
                                  r oute
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               travel zone c od e


                                                              BINARY




                                            A: Menarial                I : Nora 'a
           A
                 ~                D
                                            B: Egyrn                   J : Goertel
                                            c: Pax Rulin               K: Tlai owaha
           E       F                        D: Gazulin
                                            E: Yggdra s i l            .. Ranib
                                                                       L: Tho Borderl and
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                                            F: Dpr e s                 ..  Silra a ihe
                                            G: Zi ndal                 0 : Hkea ' as
                                            E: Tobia                   P : Bina ry




     TROJAN REACHES SECTOR
                         FEATURE ADVENTURE:
                       DELUSIONS of GODHOOD
 While             v i s i ti n g          Tech-W o~ld            (T h e        a ns i s ai d      fr om       an     u naff i lia ted
Border land,                  0 2 0 4),      the players are                    q r o u p of e d v e n t o r e rs •
approached                  by    a    small,        ner vous      man                Co r g  will       pa y       t he      p la y er s
~ h a i n s i s t s he mu s t tal~ to them.                                     Cr300 0 0 0 and suppl y t hem w ith a n i
He ident ifi es hi mse lf as Corg, the                                          'Spec ia l equipment the y               ma y    n e ed.
e xt ~rnal affa irs adm inistrator ~ c r                                        The pla yers must tra vel                 t o    Ergo ,
t h e world.         He has a possib le      job                                find and erad icated                the     p irates,
see         the pla yers, a n d w i 11 pa y wed I                               and undo a ny cultu ral damage                     the y
on      it~        completion.                                                  ~a)'    have caused (t h is includes re-
   He  ~ xpJain5 that                                the  nearby                mo v i ng 2l..L h igh-tech i t e ms ) .
world of Ergo f0205J                                is populaled
by          naive           primiti ves,              and     under             ERG O
prote ction b y the      Imper ial  Scout
S e rvic e ( t h u s the Red   Zone  pos-                                       Er go (:<-7 67 5 00-01 is a mo lt en- c o re
 t ingJ.           A fe-Itt      mo nt hs     ago,     a    heavil y            wo rld with a diameter of 11 5 20k m.
~amaged                free           trader         arrived        at          It has a density of 1 .1 0,                    a    ma 55
Tech-Ucrld, after hav ing batt led a                                            of . 7 3 9 ,       and a gra v ity o f 1 .2 '56 3 .
P irate Corsair                       in    the Erg o       s ystem.            It has a           r o t at ion      per i od    of    18
The Corsair crashed on the                                   planet             hours,          5 3 min utes,         and a n     a x ia l
and t he Trade r                      l i mpe d      out -s ystem.              t i ! t o f 7 32'2.5 ·,              It has a sta n -
        Cc r g fears              that        a ny     surviving                dard, b r e a t h a ble atm o sph e r e,            wi t h
p ira t es ma y c orrupt and    take   ad-                                      an atm osphe~ ic             p r ~ s su r e   of    . 90 ,
v a n t ag e of the   natives .  However ,                                      and i s 7 1~ c ~v ~ r e d ~ I ith wat er .
1~e t o the Imper ial     protection    of                                            Er30 has n at i v e p lant and                anl-
Srgo, he cannot go himsel f without                                             M2]    I He, most of wh i ch e r e e d i ble-
~ausi n9      an   interplanetar y   inci-                                      t::2 b u rn a n e , Gold, s il ver,           an d l an-
1~n t.      Hi~ o nly ho~e for th e Ergo-                                       than um     ar e       qu   rt   e      common.      It       is



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gre ss ed t o TL 0, a n d ha ~ e a trib al                                ' Ka r saer . •
soc ie t y , wi t h no real l a ws or so v-                                     If t he y a re approac he d b y th e
ernmen t .                                                                p t a ye r s , a.nd see a n y s t ra n ge t Eo c h-
      The      I ~ pe r i u m      maint ai ns           two              no! o9 ica l ' Mag ic, ' they Hill ~mm e­
a u t o ma te d i n terdiction              s al e l l i t e s            dtatel y assume              t ha t      th e      p l a ye r· s
in o r b i t around E rgo,                with        teams               are s upernatural b e ings .                     Roll          on
c heckin g the m ev e r y 5 years e                    They               the react io n table w ith +1 f o r L i-
were Ln s t a l Le d i n 1 0 51 in order to                               as~n s k ill Dr Cont act scho ol e xp e-
protect          t he     n a tives       fr o m the ir                   r ie n ce      ( Bo o k 6 1      S coutsJ.           On 1 0,
higher - tec h n eigh bour s .                                            1 1, o r 1 2, t n e v t t t a q e r s I'll il l t ak e
                                                                          t he pl a ye rs t o b e Go d s               a nd      ser·VE
ACROS S THE ST YX                                                         t b e m, Cn r e s u l t s o f 6 1 "              8 , or 9 ,
                                                                          t he y will be taken t o                   be      an ·3e!s ,
As t he p l a y ers app r o a c h Er g o , the y                          9iven a n o f feri ng , a n d su bseq uent -
will       fs t r a hge l y l  not ro?'c ei ve a ny                       I :' i s n or e d or treated as ~I an l ~ d
warning         s i9nal~.      ~s  the y      enter                       gu e sts .       On low r o l ls ,           th e v i ll a -
v i s u a l range,        the y will fi n d t hat                         gers believe the p l a y e r s                   a re         de-
both interd iction s d tel li tes              h a ve                     mons a n d w i l l ~r y t o r epe l t ~ e m .
bee n b l o~ n t o p i ~ c c s ,   p ro b a b ly by                             I n vi .l l a g es c l o s e r to          Kar saer,
n u c l~dr    m l5s j ~es.                                                b ias t he rolls t o wards                   ' Go d h o o d . '
       A Ne u r a l A.ct ivity S ca n ( NAS I o f                         F 3.rther a~la y ,         bias        them        towa r'ds
t h e p l a n e t wi 11 i ndi c ate th a t         the                    ·An'3~l ho od . ·         God '5. will           be       t-l cr-
onl y i n t e l Lt qe n t       life     forms     ar e                   sh ip; ed,        given cf f er in35 of                    focj
3. 1 1 c l u s t e re d around the n o rt h e a s t                       3n1 wc me n         tor      men)          ar,d      s e r ve a
end o f the           Hor·l d ' s    major     cont i -                   han d a n d       fo ot .      In      r e t u r n,        t he y
n e n t. Th e r- e is a l s o a we a k ne u t r- f          >             w i t l b e e x pec t e d to           p e r for m god -
n ~ SOu rce i n l h? s am e g en e ral           area                      t ike d ut ie-s               c u r i n g wo un d s           or
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t ectins a g ai n s t en e My        t ribe s ,   and           a ne s ti l l funct ion a l .
~ t ~~p i ~g  dr 3 u g hts .    If     the pl a y ers                  T h ~ pi rat e c r ~w new c o n s i s t s o f
ar e un 3bl @ t o d o t h e s e      ,   t h ey   may           5 h ~~3~ S         :t h e pilot ,        tw o ~ n q i n ­
~e ~r ~ 3 t e 1 as      d emo n s      and    dr iven           e e r- s , one qu n n e r" ,      a n d a t h u g ) and
o u ~.                                                          1 ~ sla~         ( al ~ o 3     th~g l .     Up o n con -
                                                                t a c t wit~ th e na t i ves the                pirat es
THE PIRATES                                                     ~ ~r e ~ 3 k e n 35         3~9~ ls .      Th e y    t he n
                                                                fcr~ u l a ted a p l an .
Th e      pi rates      cras h - l a nd ed      a ft er                ~d ap t i nq t h e AsIan' s         c o mba t a r -
t h e ir bat t le wi t h the Free             T rade r          ~ou r wi t h a gr a v - b e l t an d            pl a s ti c
a nd th e        inte rd ict ion      sat e l l i t es .        'w ings , ' t h e y s e t h i m u p as a hu g e
r t wa s a mi r ac le          th at    the y     sur-          God . S e o n , a v i I l a9 ~ ( K a r s a luo l a nd
viv~d ,        as the Co r s air i s        an      u n-        a mi n e we r e s e t u p wi th t he in t en-
~t r ~ a ~ l i n e d ship .      The y wi ll n e v er           t ion s o f am ass i ng g o ld a nd je ~els .
again be a b l e t o lift i t fr o m t he                       a nd       of    b u i l d in g   a    j u mp-m e s s ag e
~: a n e t ' s s u r fa ce .                                    to rp edo to s e n d o ut a n S .O .S.                  to
      7; e P I ~ g u e was e q u i p ~e1 with          a        f £"l l o ~ p ira tes .
~ t c l e n s l o w p in na ce wh i c h wa s a l so
d3~3 ged i n t h e c r a s h .        Th e Cor s a ir           KARSAER
~a ! ar me d wit h          t wo   tr iple      l a se r
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1.  c e r-e a s e . 'l he pir at es I i v e h e r e                               The a d v e n t ur e c a n t a ~e a numbe r o f
    a n d a re curre n tl y c onst ruc tl~ g                                      ta c k s    fr om t h I S pOi n t .       If tt,e
    th~ ~ ~ S S 3 g e t o r pe d o In t h e ca r· -                               p la y e r s ~eco m e k ~ o w ~     to  t~ ~ p l -
    g o ~ ~ y . I t i s a l mo s t f l n l s he d .                               r et es ,    t he y " l l l u e c l are t ne ad-
2. T h r o ~ e r G o m .    Th i s ~ ut j s f j l le d                            v e~ l u r e r ~   t o ~~       j~ ~o n ~        a ~d      have
    k i t h l d o l ~ a nd h a s a l a r~ e 90 l d                                t h e v illag ~ l"~ ~ ~ i v~ th ~m ~ fia y . The
    t h r o n e- a t th ~ b a ck .        'God' s its                             p l a l pr s ma} a t t ~ M p t t o s heak in a t
    and i s        wor s hippe d h ~ r e ev e r y                                 n i~ h t a n d kil l th e            ~ i r ;;. t ~ s .     d rug
    d a y f o r t wo I, ou r s .                                                  and k i dn a p ' Go d , '           Dr a tta ck            t ne s
3 . Fu r r ow.       Th ~ wa ke of          the COr -                             with a t r i b e t~a l ko r h i p 5 th e                     . 4-
    sate' e        cr a s h .      t h is ar e a o f                              ve n l u r er s .
    g ro und -u p         ea r t h       an d   tr ees                                   At ~ o m e po in t,                t he        p i r a te ~
    s tr e t ch e s fo r ha l f a k m.                                             ~~ou ld      la u n~ h t h e i r me s s a ge t o rpe w
4 . LOdg E.          Th i s    is      t be   tri be 's                            do . Two H e ~ ~ s l at e r ,            a~o t h ~ r C~ r­
    mee t in g a re a . A f i re p i t i n the                                     s e t r s nd an ol d e c c u t c o u r t e r- ~ti! 1
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     l a ge r s me e t herE to          ~at ,    lell                              sco ~t ma y          ar r iv e     to      re pai r          t he
    s to r ies , and d isc u s s plans.                                            ~ a t p lli t ~ s .     If      th e     p la y ers          a re
5 . Roa d to Mines . Tt,e mI n e s ne t t is                                       ca ~ g ~t,       th e y Hi l l b e arres t ed a n d
    3 k m sc u the a s t alo ng the roa d. A                                       im p r i s o ne d .     If the- y f ai l to                st op
    e c z e n v i 11 ,;, g e r·s an d   t he    human                              t h e pi r a te s , t he y wi l l no t b e paid
    t h u1 wo r k he re e ver y d a Y mi ni ng                                     b y Co r3 .        I f the p l a y e r s e l i mi n a t e
    r ic hes a n d se arch ln g for              l an -                            th e p i ra t es , t h ~ y maj b e f o r c e d b y
    th anuft .                                                                     t h e na t i v e s t o r e p l a c e             t h~      Go d s
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    t ha n t he re s t ,              thi s     la r ge                            mi g ht ar r i v e l .
    bu i l d i n g con ta i n s th e p ir at es '                                        Th e p oss ib i l i t i es         ar e         li mi ted
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   MISSILE DESIGNS
The f o l l C' !·' ir. ? m t      s si t e e .... e r e d e sig ned 'J. s in S                         Sp ec ia l       Su pp lem ~ nt          3,      f r am
the J o u r n al c r t            h e 'r r a v e r j e r s ' Aid So ci ety                             No. 21 .          The y         ~I ill     fit      in
any s h i p 's m i e s i          J .,:.    l eu nc be r        I        and    mas t       er e       c om n o n l y      av a r l a b l e •     NO TE;
Luc-if Er an d o th e             r         n u cl e a r            rni ssiles             er e        i l l egal        0 11         rnQs t    Imperial
wo r l d s ,    but       ma y    be        ca   r-   e Le d    On       l rep e e t e t    woOIrsh ips .

TABLE EXPLANATI ONS
Prop ul s ~o n        -    T y p ~         Ol    rocket;             Ac celerati on                -    As    s t ar s b   i    p t    Bur·,., - N o. 0 f
turns      of     cp e e a t t o n t            S e nso r s         - Type of s ~n so rsi                     Do:-l on a t o r           Ty p e- of d e-
tona ler:         ~J a r h ead        -     Si 2 ~       a nd       t ype of e ~ pl o si v~.

S H- / O       Pr ~ ~ ~ : 5 i o n: C~ nt in u o us ·    Accelerat i cr. :6G    Bu r n : 4   Se nsors: Radio
   Deton~tor:?ro w i !~ i~ j                    Warhead:l0kg HE       TL :9  Cosl:Cr·92 0 0    Weight:J5kS
SH -! Oa        10kg       ~ arce           focussi ng wa r he ad . C,.9700.

~ini     12       P~ O p ~15 i ~n:Continuous     Ac c el e r a t i o n : 4 G Bur n;4                                                   S e ns o T"s : R a di o
   Deton~tor:Con:act                 Warhead:l0kg HE       TL:9        Cc st :C~23 00                                                  Weight:21kg
~ini     1J       1 0~g      For ce focussi ng warhead. Cr29 0 0.

B r a n d t 250 0     P l'op u lsi on:Limited    Accele~aticn:3G   E urn:6    Sensor's :
    Radio         Det on3 tor:Contact         Ua~head:l0kg HE    TL: 9     Cost:Cr 78 0 0
    W i ght : 39k9
      e
Brandt !5peci~1           IOkg Force foc ussi ng warhead . Cr8300.

5l -5          Pro p u!sion:Limited                                 Acce ler ation: 4G         Bu r n :5    Se n sors:Radi o,
   Mass,        Neut r Ln c Ile t o n a t o r-                  :   Ln t e l I i q e n t Wa rhead : IOkg HE    TL: ll  Cost:
   Crl 4 000              ~ e i~ht :49k9
5l -6   101<g         Fcr=~           f o cussi ng wa r h e a d.                    Cr14 500 .

Vaar sen 1 2 8               P I 'o~ ulsion:L imi ted                             Ac c e l e r a t ic n : 2 G              Dur n :8  Sen sors:
  Ra d i o, Iq  Det o n ato r: Intell i qe n t                                      War~ ead :2 01:3             Forc~       focuss in g  T L :9
  Cos t:CrQ 10 0    14 eig ht:49kg
Vaarsen 1 ? 8 _~  O . l~ t F ysion I~arhead. Crt  00 9 i oc ,
Vaarse n 12B Xb     O. l wt Enhanced Radiation ~. a r he ad. Cr l                                                          0 09 1 0 0.
Vaarsen 129     2 0 \(3 HE w a r h e ~ ~. Cr9100.

I C8C- O" e g a                                       Accelerati o n:3G
                                 Propuls icn:Di sc r~ti on ary            E u ~n : 9
   Sen sor s:R ~1 io ,                IR
                              Det onator :!ntelligent  Wa~head:20k3 Force F oc us-
  sing    TL:ll     Co s t : C r l 1 250 Wei9hl:~Ok9
lOBO -A lph .:. O. lk t Fusion warhead. Cr 1 a ll 520.

l u cif~p         PI' c p u~ ~ i cn:D isc r et icnar y                            Acce leraticn: SG                        Burn :5              S e nso r s :
   Ra d io            Det onator : C~ nt 3c~                                W~ r'1.a d: O. 3kt               F usio~                  T ~: :l
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                                     CYBORGS                                                                                        PART 1
Cy b e rr,e t lcs are an e s se n ti a l        par'l
o f s c i en Ce f i c t i o n .   Th~ y h a v e ap -
p eare1 ~ ver y where . from t h e c yb org                                                         ~ ~ tr An               IOOO la                stm9t\ 7
lim~ 5 of       S teve      Austin ,       th e   S l ~                                             lcu r An•••••••,., •••••IOOO •••IO             slm,H 7
Mi lli on Doll a r Man, . t o t~,e art i fi-                                                             • ski! [CU1l.'               20C    12
cial      arm of        La r ry     Ni v e n 's   Gil                                                    • tCij[t u u                1150 12
Ha ~ jlton l      to tt.e robo ti c         s yst ~ms                                                    tl stru~U                     500•••11    wt     ~ tr ~C il t,     te Ill . 15
o f Dar th Va d e r .       Th e y a re muc h too                                                        • I r.Du                    IO~ •••13     IS   tcabll   ln c ~ r

u   s   e   L u   I t
                  I   a n c!  t t g
                                 o    e   r   e   s   t  n      to    be       I   e   e            ~~rr       1t,                   Jr.O IO       Roril i ! ~'H
o u t of Traveller .                                                                                len r lt9                        1 ~ •.. IC    m il l ,_ttl
     T he re a r e man y wa ys t o       repl ac e                                                       t   sth t~m i . '            250... 12
bo d y parts .     At I O ~1 te c h      le ve l s ,                                                     t     tt
                                                                                                             toU s.u                 1300. •.12
l j ~b~ can      be rep laced       \~ i t h    pe g                                                     I ' c~ b l. s ~ff L             ..
                                                                                                                                     m O . lI
le9s o r pla s tic a r ms     wi t h - hoo~s .                                                           j   taa~ l. l l/l~ i . '    IDM.•. 11
By TL 9 ,      limbs    {but not         o r g al l s J                                                  t   ino'U                   1eOC" .13
ca n b e              rege n erated ,                        or       replaced                      fco t                               O
                                                                                                                                      5C ••• l0
~ i t h                               the f j r s t of
                  t hos e of c t orle s,                                                                 • ,ti l tcvtrtl'              50 12
~I hj = h         i s v e r y time-cons u mi ng ,    a nd                                                t   taut lfn                1CO'O •••12
~ h~          s e con d of ~ h ich i s v e ry     co s l -                                          llu (. •• •••••.• ••••••••••J'~ . .. 'a        fn l'rllT 5
l ~· .        Tr ue c len es , one s in wh i ch t he                                                     • !ki. tCWf· i.'               50•••12
m ~~ o rj e s             a nd       t h ou gh t             patterns                  of                • teu' ms                   lC50 12
t h ~  i nd iv i du a l a re i m p r i n t~ d   o nto                                                    tI Intu it y                 7'5 0 12     mt p.r pm t, te Ul . 15
h is c l o ~e-'s brain ,       come- a t      TL 13                                                 £y                                300 •••12
and can a ct a s a f o o lpr o of 9 ua r a n-                                                            •   t .l nce~it             m o 12
t e e of c ontinue- d li fe. The op t i o n s                                                           + II,H Il h nify i1, .. 69CO 12
of Clo n i ng and         re gpne rati on will                                                         t tl tratt               9300 13
be de- a l l wit h i~ p ar t 3 .          Cy be rne -                                                'lott : m itlll 2 tl tn ltltur rs btl Oi nISI
t ic s is th e- cb e ep e s t , faste-s t , and                                                     [u                           25e 11
mo ~ t co mmo n meth o1 o f          l ar ge-sca le                                                    t n tn m siti , it y      f'O •••12
h u~ a n reo p ai r .                                                                               'ei et In                   leoc l e     II!I , l i CIt!
     Th eo c yber netics t a b l e shows t h e                                                          t n tn ycln              Z5C IC tcst m ,oiu
TL a nd cost of v a r i ou s bi on ic                                                                  t vo in lohhter         n voin IOh h lot lI o~.
~a rts.               Unless o t h e r w i s e                    speci lr e d.                      hlt'1'""J D'9Us           u rit5 Je·j3 h pu h O~ u tnt
a5 s u~ eo            that           t h~             pa rt s        weo i9h           a~           ~ u I Rmnt m ti u           ~CO~ ••• 12
mu~~,     a s the or gallic or·iginal .    Al l                                                         , stit (e'flth 9         ~00 , .. 12
c y b e r n e ti c pa rt s ~,o rk of f 3 D-da y                                                         I teu' mu               ICSO J2
ba t t ~r i ps .                                                                                        t Inou                  1S OO••• 1J IS (cl bl t In ~~ r
                                                                                                    Ilia !, : ,flO r 101 n ..i1.bl. lor In's, teet, er iJf i' ih l l or9i1 u 1
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                                                                                                     ~11     c yb er ne t ic p a r t s .       whp n       gi" en
                                                                                                     s ~:in    c ov e r i ng and t o uc h s en s p , a re
                                                                                                     in d ist in 9 u is hab l e fr o m roar ma l              h U-
                                                                                                     man p a r t s .        Th e y    are      p er ma n ent ly
                                                                                                     a t t ac b e d ,     a n d a re- co n t r o l l e d      di -
                                                                                                     r ec tl y b y m ind -l ink                    a s far- a s
                                                                                                     a n yon e      l ~vpn      t h e o ~ n e r)     lS      co n-
                                                                                                     :er n~ d,        t h e y ar e p ~ r f e c l l y n or mal
                                                                                                     l icb s o r p ar-ls .           Ba tt eri p s t a kp        3
                                                                                                     h c urs to rech ar g e             ~t     a ny     ~ u b lic
                                                                                                     s ac t t I t y .     Th e y can        al s o     be- r e-.
                                                                                                     c h a r 9 Ed       ~ i t h      spe- cia l          c y ber-
                                                                                                     r~c h~~ g er5                  a br i efc o s p-s i z e d ,
                                                                                                     po rtabl e e p e r e batter y 9 <jod for 3
                                                                                                     e o n t h ' 5 r e c ba r qe       (C r 6D OI ,     and a
                                                                                                     hom e- -t u a j c n c c a e r-     pl ant       f or' re-
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 c h a r 3i n g th~    br          l e fc o s ~      recharger                       r ~ pla ce ment       of    ?I l     i n t e r na l    cr -
 or      the    c ybo rg             hi ms.:-lf       (lOOOkg ,                      9 a n ~ .

 Cr,3 0 0 0 0 1 .                                                                   HEAD     RECON S TR UCTIO~ :            As ea ch        ej e
                                                                                     ~r   ea r is    s l i, rt l y         larger         t ha n
 ARMS :         F u ll y co n to u red             m~chan jcal                       t h e o rgan i c o rigi n 31              the      sku l l
   ar mSj         a t t h e ir b as e            c os t,         t he y               c ~ n b ~ c o me o ve r cr ~ w d e d .     I f a pe r -
   h a v e a s tre n gt h o f                7.      At TL 11,                        s o~ ~ a s 3 o r m Q r~ c yb or g rep l a c e -
   t h i s ca n be             i n c r ea se d        at      Cr500                   ~~ n t s  ( i ~. ,  2 e y es an d 1 ear,                 or
   p er p oint t o a M a ~im um of 15 .                                               2 e e es a n d      1    eye ! ,      t r. e    e n t ir e
 L EGS:         F ull y contcu r~d                 mechani c al                       s k ull mus t b e r eb uilt - - t h at is,
   le g si        capabl~ of               wa lk In g,          run -                 r~pl aced wi th a bion ic s ~ u ll wi t h
   n i ng, j umpin g , e t c , At base cost .                                         mo re     spa ce .     The       f inal       v e rs io n
   t he y have             no rmal         speed          wa l k i n g                l oo ks, e c t s ,     a nd fee ls ju s t I i u e
   and runn i n g .              At TL 11,              th e y ca n                   t h e o r iginal.
   be tuned to                d ouble         mo veme nt                            TORSO ~ECO N STR U CTI O N:             As w it h t he
   th at i s,          .:- as y l o ng - t er m Movement                              he a rl , the torso n e eds r ec o n st r u c -
   d o ub l e       sp ee d,           sh or t        ( r u n n i r. gl               t ion if too maro ~ o ~ ~ an s               ar e      r e-
   mc ve ment a t Quadr u p le                     speed .           At               p l ac e1.
   TL II,           t he y can als o be                   s pr ing -                S KIN COVE R !NG:          Ava i lab le for ma n y
   l o a d ed t o al low j u mpi n g up to                           3m               of t h e bion ic         par ts ,        art i f ic ia l
  a t 1 G.                                                                            s l: in co v~ring        look s ,        act s,        an d
F EE T:          Ncr mal ,             fUl l y      con toured                        ieels l ike r eal s k in.                Als o       l i k~
  r c be t ic feet .                                                                  re a l ~~ i n . i t ha s e e v e r a I la y er s.
HANDS : On e of the most co mp l e~ bo -                                              an d it e ven bl eeds wh en c ut                     (f or
  dy       parts.           At      TL 10 ,          t he      hand                   a short whi t e t ,
  st arts with on l y de ~te r it 1 S.                               By             TOUCH S E NS E :        Senso rs beneath                  the
  TL 12.            i t can         be      inc reased              at                sk in o r o ~ the s urfa ce of t he b i-
  Cr 7 S0 pe r po int t o a                     m 3~l mu m          of                on ic p art,        sens itive           to      to uc h,
  IS .                                                                                h e a t , co l d , e tc.
E YE S: Cy b e r n e t i c e yes ar e a ct ua ll y                                  ARMOUR :        Hea v y    p l a s t eel        between
  a v a il a b le at TL 1 0 f o r C r2 00 , but                                       tou ~ h sens o r s and the bioni c s ur-
  the y d o not i n a n y                   wa y       r es e mbl e                   f a c e,    givi ng t h e        equiva len t            of
  the r ea l t h i n g :              the y       l ook         li ke                 combat armour protect io~                     to       a l l
  j u s t what th e y arE.                    li tlle v ideo                           inte rnal compo nents               ( t ho u g h      no l
  c a me r as i n t he              e ye      s ock e t .         But                 t c t h~      ~urface        s k i ~     an d     t ou c ~
  u nt i 1 TL I S.              d ue      to      t he       s ma l l                 s e n s o r- s t ,
  s p a c e in         WhICh          th e y      mus t        fit,
  the y ca n onl y ha ve a                      ma x imum           of
  two        e xt ra        fe at ures.           At        TL 1 2,
  the y lo o k I i ke real e yes ,                         and . b y
  TL 15 , a l l 3 ex tras can be added .
EARS:          E I~ctron i c ears                 c ompl et el ;
  in s ide t h e h e a d.
NO S ES : Olf3 ctor y s e n s o r s repla ci ng
  th e n o se ' s car t i l age.
VO I CE BOXES : E l e c t r o n i c v o ice s y n-
  t he s i z e rs . Th o u 9h th e y a r e avai l -
  ab le a t T L 6 ,               t h e TL 1 0           ve r s l o n
  is t h.          f i rsl        to      s o und        e xa c t l y
  I i ke a re e t v oi c e . and requi r e n o                                      ATTACH MENT
  ex t e r na l s p e a k e r s .           It      has        onl y
  Oroe v o i ~ e ,          bu t      addItio nal              o n~s                Op era ti ons to at ~ a c h limbs o r                 or -
  can be           p rogra mmed             in      a t      Cr25 0                 ~a ns cost       1/ 3   t he     price        of      the
  e a ch . A ~ o ic e mo d ul at o r .                    fo r th e                 part; eg . , at ta c hi n ~ aro up p e r              a n~
  n o rm a l       C h~rg e,            g I ves        t he       ne w              lOw er a r m c osts         Cr66 7 .      Cos t       fer
  v o ice        bc x       al l      CGPiob i l iti e s            3. S            op e r at io n 5 to rec o n st ruc t h~ a d 5 o r
  s u c r, •                                                                        torso s ar e alr e a d y i ro c lu d~d i n th e
I NTE RNAL ORG AN S : M uc ~ me r e co mp l e x                                     I t e t e a p r ic e .  Op e r a ti o n s     usue ; Iy
  t h? n I 1 m ~s .          Costs fe r t h e s e v a r y                           r e q u i re    1- 6   we e ks    in      h c s p l t a l,
  i r o m C r 4 00           f or       an        a r t i fi c ia l                 plus 2- 12 we e k s         1~3~ n i n g      to      USe
  h ear t to Cr2 0 000 f e r a                         c~mp lete                    t he- c yb e rne t ic s .

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S T AT I S T IC S                                                 17.    Po p T u r ret. Tt, l S t urr e t l o we r s
                                                                         ~ut o f       co nc ea l me n t t o t t,e v e n -
Va r i o u s li mbs s how a d J u s t m ~ ll t s         to              tr a l      hu l l        sllrf a c e .     PO S I tI on
c ha ra ct e r      stat s .      If      bo t h    li mb s              for 1 g un ner .
 l ie . •   b o t h ar ms,        o r· bot h      h a n ds l       I ~ .  Commo n a r e a . Co nt a i n s n ~ s s a n d
a r e c ybe r n~ t ic,         t he s ta t i stic        I S              r e c r e e t i ':l n f a c i 1 i ti e s .
~ s sh ol~ n .      If o n l y on e I S          pr~s e nt
                                                                   l a o Ga l I "? }' .       r c e t e t o s s oe e s t c r a q e
 lie. ,       cne       n o rl~alt        one     b io n i C              and pr"?p?r~~ion facil ities .
li mb l ,     t h ~ sta tistic i s th e a v~r ­                   2 0. C a p ~a i n 's S : a t e ~oom .               A pl u sh ,
a~~ be t~le en the            two li mbs .                                ~ ~ oti C?!l j c o mfor t a ble                 s t at e-
      An e x a tl p l e :    Bo b h~s e r,e c ybo rg                      room .        Acc e ss          lhr-ough        hidde n
a r m,     ha n d ,     and l e g .       Hi s o l d UP P                 p e   e I t
                                                                                    e   o   s   e t e.
wa s 999 999 .          If his        ~ i on i c    p ~r-ts       '21 . Sa f t"' .
a r e u ner,hanced ,           his ne H UPP           w ill       '22 -30 . S ~ ? t e r o o m s .
be 8 7 9 9 9 9      {the a v ~ ~ a g ~s bet we e n 7              31. Mustt"' r ing               Area.       Tr oops         me1?t
a nd 9 ,      a n d 5 and 9,            a re 8 an d        7              here t o ~repa re                  for      bo arding
r e sp ect i ve l y l                                                     acti o ns .
                                                                  3 2 . S h i p ' s Loc lter.
NOTES                                                             3 3 . F ue I a n d S c o o p s .
                                                                  3 4. Ra m.            T his         he ev t Iy      a r mo ur ed
- E xt ra run ni n g or JU MPi ng            r e Qu i r e                 c o n e ca n e ~er ge f r o m c o n ce a l-
  t ha t t he        o wn e r   ha ve    both     legs                    n en t a nd be u se d as a ram                       and
   r e t t 6 p ar t s l b io nic .                                        b o a r d in g t ube .
- E x c e p t for the e yes , e ve r y c ybe r -
  r,et i c pa r t c an ha ve a n y o r' all of                    NO TES
   ttle poss ible addi t ions .
- A recon struc te d t orso , fo r an e ~~                        Va rio us         transf ormat ions                    r e qui re
  t ra C r 5 0 0 0 ,      c a n be b u i lt t o co m-             d ifferent             am oul, t s      of       time .       The
  pl etel y ne ga t e ne eds fo r· fo od a n d                    wings can be chang ed in 8 m i n u t e s i
  wa t e r , a n d ca n h ave a high - p ress -                   t he b r i d g e and ~ o b i l e t u rret                   pOdS
  ure o ~ y gen tank i nstalled to                  de -          can b e mo ve d a n ywhere in                        10     min-
   l i v e r o x y g&n to th e        bral n .    Thl S           ~t es ;       and 1? ver ythi ng e l s e can                    be
  t a nk     ne e ds      replenis ~ l ng        eve r-y          m ov ~ d    in 5 mi n u te s .
  Ne et.:: .                                                             Th!? ~ransp on~ e r r e q ui re s s e ver -
-F o r a ~ ~~ t r a Cr2000 ,           any     c yborg            a! h ours to ~h a nge.                    It       t oke s      2d
  \~ ith a     f u l ly     reconst r· ucted ,      ar -          h ours min us I hou r fo r ever y l e vel
  ra c u re d b e dy Cie . , all li l>l bS ,        or -          of       co mp u t e r         or       C O I~ m u n i c atio n s
  ga ns ,      ar ,d pa r ts     bioni c l     and      a         sk t t t t h e p ro g r a mme r h as . I t takes
   lif e s y st em        { abov~ l    c an be made               a mini rnum o f 2 hours .
  to ~lit t , sta nd vacuu lo .                                          R a ~min 9        f o l lo ws      t his          pr o c e -
· E ~ d ur an c e    i s i ncr eas ed to       15     i f         du r e :      F i r s t,       t he t wo ships              must
   the whole b od y is r~const r uct e d .                        c e I t i de       ( t h e c ou nter s o r             f igures
                                                                  m'.1 s ·. t c u c h r .      To     a chieve           a    hit ,
r-l e x t i ss ue: P ar t 2 o f CybO I' g s , 1 r, -              r ol! 5 + CDM - o pp o s in g sh ip ' s a g i-
el udi ng i wp l ant s, sp ~ c i al s y s t ~ m s ,               li t y. DM • p il ot sk il l i . To d et e r -
co mb a t ,     ar,d r u les f o r t he u s e   of                mi n e d a~a~ e ,            ra J l I d + the              oppo-
c yb or g s i n T r av e l l er·                                  n e n t ' s a r mour - - o n 1 - 2,                  t he hul l
                                                                   i s p e netrated, a n d tr oops ma y di s -
Co n t i n u e d    fro _ p d g e   6                             90r'3~ ;      o n 3 - 4 , t he oppon e n t ' s h u ll
      Wing ba ys .        Bot t. w i n g     d e signs            is da tna~ed             ( i n t eg r i t y los t) ,          but
12 .
                                                                  not p ~ n e tr ate 1 i            o n 5 - 6,         there i s
      fold        up   an d    are      stor ed       in
                                                                  n c e t r e c t t o n 7-1 0 , the r a m is d a -
      t h es e b a y s .    T her-e a re 2 w i n g s
      in ea c h b a y , 1 of each de sig n .                      "-3 ged                hu l l inte 9r it y             of     the
                                                                  ~or sa ir       i s I~ st an d            t he       b oar d i ng
      BottI ~l in 9 t ypes ar e t o o f lim s y
                                                                  t u b e is un u s e b l e t           o n 11+ , the ram
      t o s ~ p p or- t a t mos p h e r' i c f l i ght .
                                                                   i = d e s t ro yed                 it is          l i terall y
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                                                                  to r n o f f the sl' i p .
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