When large mineral deposits are discovered, this tracked driller goes in to mine them out.
About this creation
United Minerals uses this vehicle in conjunction with small, light scouting vehicles such as the Y-1 Horsefly , as well as with processing facilities that orbit resource-rich planetoids. Its large, fully functional drill can be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, or, like this example, by an auxiliary oxygen-breathing V-10. Shaft, pit, or strip mines can all be excavated by this multifunctional machine. Besides mining operations, the DC-10 has been often dispatched to other work areas administered by United Minerals for use as a general purpose transport and power source.
In the pressurized cabin, miners or rock samples can be carried with equal aplomb. The cabin also allows for easy maintenance on the complicated conversion gears which power the drill, since they are exposed in the cabin's front.
These rare photographs show the DC-10 at work in the jungle farms of Ganymede, approximately 8 years after United Minerals won the contract for terraforming this moon of Jupiter. While plant life is flourishing, humans still require supplemental oxygen supplies to breath comfortably.
For United Minerals Corp. the DC-10 is a definitive success. Its functionality and surplus power would make it a valuable asset to any construction or mining project.