Friday, 4 December 2015

The MK I Cobra L.A.S. (Low Altitude Skimmer)

When Captian Sylvester 'Cobra' Cobretti (who also held a Doctorate in Physics and Batchelors degrees in aerodynamics, flight mechanics, and aircraft design) retired from the U.S.A.F just before the Year of Chaos, he returned to his first love - Aircraft Design. Unfortunately, with High Altitude Air Travel now prohibited by disasters all over the world above the cloud line. All Air Travel, was reduced to sub-sonic low altitude flyers. 

The MK I Cobra L.A.S. (Low Altitude Skimmer) was the breakthrough in low altitude flyers, it literally draws the energy needed to power it from the atmosphere in the form of Muons.

Earth is bombarded by particles of "Cosmic Energy" (for want of a better term) all the time, these high-energy particles arriving from outer space are mainly (89%) protons – nuclei of hydrogen, the lightest and most common element in the universe – but they also include nuclei of helium (10%) and heavier nuclei (1%), all the way up to uranium. When they arrive at Earth, they collide with the nuclei of atoms in the upper atmosphere, creating more particles, mainly Pions. The charged Pions can swiftly decay, emitting particles called muons. Unlike Pions, these do not interact strongly with matter, and can travel through the atmosphere to penetrate below ground. The rate of muons arriving at the surface of the Earth is such that about one per second passes through a volume the size of a person’s head.

The Muon is an unstable subatomic particle, and as such it was felt had no practical use - as it had a fairly fast decay rate. but Cobretti found a way of using this and the weak interaction created by the Muons decay rate to power an engine; and the I.P.S. (Ingrid Power System) was Born! (so named after his Wife Ingrid Cobretti)

This was an astonishing, unbelievable breakthrough (one might say "out of this world") because an important advantage of Muon non-ionizing radiation is that it is safe for humans, plants, and animals - so it seemed like a dream come through.

There were drawbacks of course, the ship had to be very light - as Muons don't provide much power, and so even though they are equipped with weaponry (what weaponry depends upon who's using them) any direct impact, or blast tends to have a catastrophic effect. Cobras can be fitted to carry cargo (known as Pythons), but the heavier weight means much lower speeds.

MK I Cobra L.A.S.s are seen in use all over the world, in particular by Uni-Tech, the Initiative, and NATO.

Coming in at a nice chunky size of 108mm long, 96mm wide, and standing 60mm on its landing legshere are only a few of these stunning Limited Run Kits left for sale in the Webstore. Either on their own, or as part of the Uni-Tech Army Deal.

MK I Cobra Skimmer

Uni-Tech Army Deal

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