Manufacturer: Various companies
Cost to Own: 50,000 Cr
Rental Cost: 100 Cr plus 100 Cr/day
Propulsion Type: Thrust/VTOL
Top Speed: 580m/t (350kph)
Turn Speed: 85m/t (50kph)
Acceleration Speed: 100m/t
Deceleration Speed: 100m/t
Powerplant: x1 Type 4 Parabattery
Range: 1,000km
Fuel Economy: 4 SEU/km
Crew: 1
Passengers: 3
Cargo Limit: 1,000kg, 5 cubic meters
Armaments: None
Armor: None
Other Equipment: Radiophone (500Cr option)
1-4 parawings (200Cr e/a, optional)

A Jetcopter is a helicopter with jet engines. They can be flown like normal helicopters at up to 50 kph. Using the jet engines allows them to fly at speeds up to 350 kph.

Jetcopters can increase or decrease their altitude by 20 meters a turn.

When scouting, jetcopters fly at or above the level of the treetops, 50 to 100 meters above the ground. To stay out of sight they can fly very close to the ground, following the contours of the hills and valleys. This is called Nap of the Earth (NOE) flying. NOE flying limits an jetcopter to 100 kph (175 meters/turn).

In case of an emergency, non-Yazirian passengers can escape with the use of a parawing glider. A parawing is a small, emergency glider, similar to a glijet with no rocket. A parawing will not work if the wearer was less than 10 meters above the ground when he or she jumped.

Military Modifications[edit | edit source]

Do to their speed and flight capability, it is not unusual for jetcopters to be outfitted with weapons and armor. On most civilized worlds, operating a modified combat vehicle without proper permits or authority is highly illegal. Such vehicles are typically modified for air-assault and ground support roles. Vehicles fitted with concealable weapons and armor fittings are likely designed for criminal activity or insurgency.

If armed, a jetcopter can be fitted with a small or medium vehicular turret, up to 12 coats of armor (3 for concealed coats) and up to 2 slots for vehicle-mounted weapons. Each coat costs 8,000 credits (this includes reflective coating), or 10,000 for concealed coats. Screens, such as Albedo or Inertia, are powered by an econopack — 250 SEU, 25kg, 1250 credits — and requires 15,000 credits for assorted systems and adapters.

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