Craft and Equipment: SPV    

 

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Information in the following  has been taken from many sources, especially from "CENTURY 21" No.15, Winter 1993, Special Captain Scarlet Issue".

Various other sources have provided additional information, such as blueprints and cutaways.

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SPECTRUM PURSUIT VEHICLE

(SPV)

 

 

 

These fast, rocket-armed, heavily armoured and amphibious SPVs constitute the major part of Spectrum's land-based combat section, designed to cope in any emergency.

Based on the Word Army Air-Force "Zeus" combat tank from 2064, the SPVs are armed with a single ground-to-air rocket launcher.  These tank-like machines are powered by a removable power pack (with Molecultion batteries for electricity back-up when the power packs is removed, for use as the SPV hover pack, for example), for the electrical systems giving the 20 wheeled (as 10 sets of 2 wheels) SPVs 6-wheeled drive *actually 12 wheeled power, from the 6 sets large, twin wheels).  SPVs also possess twin sets of caterpillar-tracks, to assist with extra traction in driving over rough terrain, climbing steep surfaces, etc.  The SPVs are 25 feet long, weigh approximately 17,920 Lbs (8 tons) and have a top speed of 200 MPH.  Entry/exit of the SPV is via a hydraulic hatch, complete with a single "bucket" seat, which slides outwards form the side of the vehicle.  They are a three seaters vehicle (one at each driving position, and one sitting in front of the selector panel between the twin driving seats, constructed at a World Government research establishment in Stockholm, Sweden.

All Spectrum vehicles use a special form of fuel of which every drop is distilled from the ultra-sonic refinery at Bensheba (for land propulsion) and twin aqua-jets mounted at the SPV's rear (for water travel), with a 500 gallon fuel capacity and 25.7 MPG limit, giving a SPV a range of 12,850 miles without refuelling.  The SPVs are made form hardened Fleetonium allow (with internal "roll-cage" and bracing) and are silvery-blue in colour.  Standard accessories carried by an SPV include twin parachute ejector seats, and removable SPV power pack.  The SPV is manouvered by the driver sitting backwards in aircraft type, bucket-seats (facing the rear of the vehicle for safety reasons, watching steering through monitors above the steering bars and controlled by reverse differential, cylindrical hydro-pneumatic steering.  With a magnetic-disk, reverse-thrust braking system.  The control panel on the left side steering bar allows the raising/lowering of the rear caterpillar tracks, smoke ejection, etc. and the control panel on the lect side steering bar allows the firing of the SPV rocket.  SPV also carry a complete set of all coloured helmets, one for each Captain, for some form of interchangeable pack which they move from vehicle to vehicle.

 

SPV DIFFERENT VIEWS

SIDE FRONT
TOP REAR

 

SPV BLUEPRINT AND CUTAWAYS

 

CLOUDBASE - ANGEL AIRCRAFT - SPECTRUM PURSUIT VEHICLE (SPV) -

MAXIMUM SECURITY VEHICLE (MSV) - SPECTRUM PASSENGER JET (SPJ) - SPECTRUM HELICOPTER -

SPECTRUM SALOON CAR (SSC) - YELLOW FOX, GASOLENE TANKER - SPECTRUM DETECTOR VAN -

SPECTRUM HOVERCRAFT - SPECTRUM CLAM SUB - MAGNACOPTER

 

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