Mission Profile and Specifications
The Hell Truck is a large-load soil and ore transporter, manned by two drivers. One driver operates the vehicle itself. The other monitors the load and operates the movement of the truck bed lifters. Most Pandoran soil has a high moisture content and is porous, so it can be compacted by 17 percent. Better still, because of unobtanium traces in the ore reacting to natural magnetic fields, the weight of the soil is much lighter, especially in areas where the magnetic fields are strongest (especially near the Floating Mountains). In some cases, the ore must be sealed inside the bed of the truck or it will fly into the sky like anti-gravity dust. Sensor chips to "side and rear view mirror" the vehicle are mounted on either side of the vehicle and in the rear. The operator safety cabin is mounted at the front right (from the driver's POV). It variously receives its load from wheel loaders, Robotic Dozers and grinder conveyer belts. It is one of the largest land vehicles ever built on Earth, and one of the heaviest unloaded. Even with the ultimate in hydraulic-assist power, steering the unit is like driving a skyscraper down a narrow street. Twenty hydraulic brakes make certain the vehicle eventually comes to a full stop, but require several hundred yards to decelerate properly. To support that big a load there are six titanium laced tires (each 4.5 meters in diameter) on a permalloy chassis.