Loronar LB-1 Escape Pod

This project was developed by Frank V Bonura and is based on the original
drawings from "Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts" (page 38), drawn by John Paul Lona.

Dedication: I dedicate this project to my friend and fellow gamer Thomas
Vonredden. Without his help and motivation,this project would have never started.
I just hope someday he can afford the SkyBlind in my campaign. -- Frank V Bonura

Statistics, and Capsule by Frank V Bonura.

Life Boat Model One

Craft: Loronar LB-1 Escape Pod
Type: Escape pod
Scale: speeder
Length: 1.8 meters
Skill: Escape pods: LB-1
Crew: 1
Cargo capacity: 80 kg
Consumables: 1 week
Cost: 900 (new), 225 (used)
Weight: 720 kg
Space: 1 (launch booster: 4)
Atmosphere: 210; 600 kmh
Hull: 3D+1
     Passive: 5/1D

Capsule: In order to comply with Imperial Law, (See "Galaxy Guide 6 - Tramp Freighters" second edition page 43 "Escape Equipment") the Life Boat Model One was developed. These one man escape pods are used on the SkyBlind Recon Ship. After the launch booster runs out of fuel, the ion drive automatically activates. The LB-1 is capable of automatic control which activates the emergency transponder and navigates the pod towards the closest habitable planet. It then enters orbit or lands depending on passenger selection. If no planets are available, the LB-1 moves to a preset minimum safe distance from its host ship. The LB-1 has a manual override that allows the passenger to take control of the pod and to deactivate the emergency transponder. The LB-1 can be refueled, restocked and reused.