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Old 07-17-2018, 05:34 AM   #82
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Default Re: (Unofficial) FAQ of the GURPS Fora

Q: How does a vehicle's ST interact with its Load and LWt? What happens if a vehicle's load exceeds its rated Load?

Originally Posted by David L Pulver View Post
Originally Posted by cybermancer2k1
I was trying to convert some GURPS Traveller starships to 4e using the examples in Book 2 as a guide. I'm not quite sure what the relationship is between the vehicle's ST and its Loaded Weight/Load.

Vehicle ST does not relate to its loaded weight. In terms of characters, vehicles have PAYLOAD, the Advantage of having extra load above Strength.

A vehicle's power output, of course, relates to its total loaded weight. A vehicle's ST is essentially what is left over after subtracting the power went into ST and speed. In practice, the limit is more structural ST, so find ST the same way you find HP: (the cube root of vehicle empty weight in tons) x 50.
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