Scourge defeated, Mayor exultant.
Missing Jessica: Kidnap theory.
A new motorway menace.
Explosion destroys abandoned colliery.
Arrested members of Yellers Gang freed.
One dead as Marauders strike again.
Tycoon's son killed - daughter missing.
“Down and out!” The excitable voice of Rich Lackhart bursts from the radio speaker. “Let’s keep it moving, Lancers.”
Another morning’s commute for a mid 21st Century haulage gang.
“Everyone seems to think that we have high-adrenaline lives; that the excitement never stops. We have our moments, but actually, most of what we do is just remind people that we are here; that there is a law; and that someone cares if they break it. That is often enough.”
23/9/55: Babylon is a true inspiration in these times of darkness. Under the dynamic leadership of Sir Hector McDonaugh, the company has thrived while so many others failed. Read more
20/9/55: Mayor Rod is victorious. The battle against an insidious foe has been won, and Mayor Forrester-Smythe’s aggressive policies have been vindicated. While others dithered, Mayor Rod took action. The result? Londoners are safe from a creeping infection that has decimated nations, destroyed civilisations and ripped communities in half. Read more
18/8/55: The recent attacks on everyday citizens have shocked the nation. The brutal slaying, just yards from his own doorstep, of Dominic Bruehl, a student with a glittering academic career, has deprived a young man of a brilliant future. On the same day, the gang that style themselves the Motorway Marauders have killed a working driver just weeks away from his retirement. Read moreRead the Informer today
Prudence: Station wagon, standard chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant, 4 PR tyres, driver, gunner, 2 passengers, 2 MGs linked F, fake MG L, fake MG R, PS back, overdrive, spare tyre. Armour: F30, B25, L25, R25, T10, U15. Accel 5, Top speed 95, HC 3. 5,365 lbs., $11,900.
Cargo capacity: 135 lbs., 6 spaces. (435 lbs. and 8 spaces if no passengers are carried.)
Prudence LX: Upgrade chassis to extra-heavy, add superconductors, make fake MGs real, add bulk ammo box with 2 loads of MG ammo. Armour: F40, B40, L35, R35, T20, U20. Top speed 90. 6,435 lbs., $18,750.
Cargo capacity: 165 lbs., 3 spaces.
Optional electronics package: 2 targeting computers, 2 compact televisions, computer navigator with 5 map cards, radar detector, surge protector. $4,550.
Camello: Station wagon, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant with superconductors, 4 solid tyres, driver, gunner, RR front, MD linked to SS back, link from RR to dropped weapons, airdam, 2 bulk ammo boxes, car-top carrier, overdrive, spoiler, toolkit. Armour: F30, B30, L25, R25, T10, U15, 5 points on all 5 carrier locations, 2 10-point wheelguards rear. Accel. 5, top speed 90 (110 with overdrive), HC 3. 5,790 lbs., $16,475.
Cargo capacity: 810 lbs., 8 spaces (4 in the roof carrier).
While the VMG packs a serious punch, the Clipper’s only defence is a paint spray, in deference to London’s antiquated clean-air laws which restrict the use of smoke screens. Few Clippers seek out fights; they prefer to run away and use their superior accuracy to deter pursuit.
Clipper: Station wagon, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant with superconductors, 4 solid tyres, driver, turreted VMG linked to PS back, airdam, overdrive, spoiler, SWC. Armour: F40, B40, L30, R30, T30, U20. Accel. 5, top speed 95 (115 with overdrive), HC 3. 5,975 lbs., $18,400.
Cargo capacity: 625 lbs., 11 spaces.
Llandudno: Station wagon, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant with superconductors, 4 solid tyres, driver, 2 passengers, turreted RR with HEAT ammunition, MD with extra magazine B, proximity fuses for all mines, airdam, spoiler, SWC. Armour: F30, B30, L30, R30, T15, U20. Accel. 5, top speed 90, HC 3. 6,015 lbs., $19,475
Cargo capacity: 585 lbs., 7 spaces. (885 lbs. and 9 spaces if no passengers are carried.)
Encaser: Streamlined station-wagon, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant with platinum catalysts and superconductors, 4 solid tyres, driver, passenger, laser in universal turret, airdam, laser battery, overdrive, spoiler, SWC. Sloped armour: F30, B30, L30, R30, T25, U15. Accel. 5, top speed 110 (130 with overdrive), HC 3. 5,924 lbs., $26,030.
Cargo capacity: 676 lbs, 5 spaces. Top speed when laden: 100 (120 with overdrive).
Encaser VMG: Replace laser with VMG. Remove laser battery. 5,774 lbs., $20,230.
Cargo capacity: 826 lbs., 6 spaces.