The Strasser is representative of the airships once used in war on Terra. They initially had several advantages over aircraft of the period: Their range, payload capacity and most importantly they were able to operate at altitudes that keep them safe from ground fire and enemy aircraft. However with time aircraft were designed that were able to reach to higher altitudes faster allowing them to exploit the airships' biggest weakness, the inflammable hydrogen use to lift the airships.
A Cargo version useful in remote operations such as mining and transport of lightweight, high value cargo and medical equipment is available at no extra cost. Bomb bays are replaced with same-size cargo bays with electric cargo doors. Additional drop-down jump seats come stock/standard with the cargo bays to allow transportation of personnel if required, but only at the weight for weight expense of less cargo.
|Dimensions:||165m length, 19.1m diameter|
|Overall Mass/Useful Lift:||49,720/25,000kg|
|Engines:||4 x 9.56KN TL-5 Propeller+|
|Fuel Capacity:||13,078kg/14.531m3 of Hydrocarbons distillates|
|Accommodations:||Life support (Basic II), 11 Crew members (pilot, copilot, navigator, bombardier (or loadmaster in cargo version; may not be required if double-skilling another crewman, which frees that much weight for an extra passenger or freight), 4 gunners, 2 flight engineers, radio operator)|
|Electronics:||TL-5 50km Radio, TL-5 Avionics (Gyrocompass, barometric altimeter)|
|Weapons:||4 Machineguns (Medium-5 from "Central Supply Catalog" with 6 reloads each) and Bomb payload of 3,000kg if Bomber version is purchased|
|Cargo:||Bomber version=none. Cargo Version=3,000kg.|
|Ease of Use:||+2|
|Comments:||If Helium is used instead of Hydrogen the Useful Lift is reduced from 25,000kg to 21,464kg, Bomb or Cargo payload is reduced from 3,000kg to 2,500kg and fuel usage goes from 246kg/hour to 211kg/hour.|
The class is named after Peter Strasser who commanded the German navy's airship program during the First World War. In August 1918 Strasser was killed along with the crew of L-70 in what would be the last raid against England of the war.
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Minor addition of optional Cargo version by Stewart Wochen, 1999, with permission by Chris Cox.