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Vespa
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Sky Pirate Vespas, with Fam and Giselle in the lead
Career
(Sky Pirates)
SkyPirates
Name Vespa
Nickname Silver Wink
General characteristics
Class and type Vespa
Length 2 427 mm (7.963 ft) - From the front light base to rear cowl, Not included Claudia tube
3 032 mm (9.948 ft) - When Claudia tube is fully extended
Beam 1 066 mm (3.497 ft) - From skid base to engine lumpur
Wingspan 927 mm (3.041 ft) - don't include pylon
Weight (Estimated) 440 kg (970 lbs) empty
712.1 kg (1 570 lbs) gross
Propulsion 2x 180 Hp (2x 240 CP = Claudia force)
Speed max - 168 knots (311 km/h; 193.3 mph)
cruising - 88 knots (163 km/h; 101.3 mph)
Range 500 nautical miles (926 km)
Ceiling 6 706 m (22 000 ft)
Power Claudia-Lithium-Air battery
Fuel (Estimated) 49.1 L (13 gal)
Crew 2 + 1

A Vespa is a type of vanship used by the Sky Pirates in Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing.

Vespas are smaller than other types of vanships, but are still typically crewed by two -- a pilot and a navi. Like other airships, they use Claudia engines to fly. Vespas are armed with two harpoons, which are used to disable larger ships so they can be stolen.

Fam Fan Fan uses slightly changed version of Vespa - model KK006M-B.

This is first type of Vanship, which uses two of latest Claudia wheel type heating wire system electrodes. Thanks to that size of Claudia aircrafts can be dramatically reduced. Electricity generated by a battery (known as Claudia-Lithium-Air battery) with Claudia-Lithium solution instead of Claudia-Alcohol, or Claudia-Water solution is used to overheat liquid Claudia at the same time it is compressed inside single wheel type electroheater. It also reduces three times Claudia consumption, in comparison with conventional Vaships.

This method can be used only in small aircrafts, because weight of Claudia heating wire system created for bigger crafts would be too large and it couldn't sustain its own weight in hovering mode.

TriviaEdit

  • Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter. The name means wasp in Italian.
  • The orange vespas the other Sky Pirates use was probably inspired by a Morgan 3 Wheeler.

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