Keep this reliable engine at all of your spaceports! Don't listen to science, there are fires in space!
About this creation
LIU Dockside Fire Engine - DFE
Regardless of what science says, we all know there are fires in space. Don't let denial burn your spaceports down, invest in the Ludgonian Industrial Union's Dockside Fire Engine today!
The DFE is small and compact freeing up space at your port. Don't let its size fool you, it packs some serious firefighting punch.
The DFE is piloted by a firefighter that sits in the open cockpit. Enclosed cockpits cost more and take up space. Not to mention, the firefighter can run away easier if the situation gets worse...not that LIU firefighters would run...
Here's a better view of the DFE's controls. One lever controls the hovercraft itself, while the other pilots the DFE's adjustable nozzle. The computers on both sides of the pilot control pump pressure, the lightbars, and other important stuff.
The bulk of the DFE is made up of the tank. This tank holds several hundred gallons of compressed fire supressing chemicals. Water can't be used, as it freezes in space. (we found out the hard way.)
The DFE's thrusters can be seen from this shot. They enable your firefighting crew to arrive at the scene quickly, and 87% of time, safely. Red warning lights are also present.
On either side of the DFE are generators. While moving, these generators power the hovercraft's lift engines, and while the DFE is stationary at the scene of a fire, they power the DFE's powerful pump.
From the top, you can see the DFE's adjustable nozzle. Here, it is seen locked down in its resting position.
The nozzle is deployed here. Note the manueverability the nozzle possesses. No fire can hide from it.
From this view, you can see the nozzle's manual handles. If the mechanical turntable fails, the firefighter can deploy the handles and manually turn the nozzle. Also note the DFE's lightbar. Oooh...
The tank's meters and the pump's controls are hidden under the DFE's roof. These only need to be accessed for maintenance purposes.
The sides and rear of the DFE has running boards for other crew members to hitch a ride. This firefighter holds on for dear life as they speed to a fire.
No, this firefighter is not carrying an oversized mustard bottle. This is the LIU's portable chemical cannister. It too holds compressed firefighting chemicals. Its usually reserved for putting out other crew members that venture too close to a fire.
The Dockside Fire Engine responds to a fire. The massive LIU Titanus Transport suffered damage to its steering thruster during landing.
The DFE is quick to the scene and extinguishes the fire before too much damage occurs. The 53 people on the Titanus are grateful.
Note: The LIU Dockside Fire Engine's running boards have been known to fall off when overloaded and have been called into question by numerous fire departments across the universe. We can not discuss their complaints, as the LIU is currently involved in litigation. We will, however, give this warning. The running boards are designed for one firefighter a piece. All you cheapos across the universe need to stop packing twenty guys onto one god foresaken running board!
cool, and very detailed and nicely shaped ship, however, the cockpit is a must, since the pilot has to breathe! and your design is nt providing anything for his survival, too bad, as i was looking forward a fire fighter fig in space! there is space police, why not space fire fighters? cool concept ludgo!