3GSO Popper Fuel Tank
Prefab Name: GSOFuelTank_121
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|A small fuel tank to supply the boosters.
What lessons can be learned from the fateful Icarus XIII mission? Captain Jack "Nosey" Pledger gained notoriety early in his career as a pioneer in high altitude flight, and incredible ingenuity, by winning the regional Deben Valley Sumo Tech Championships. Icarus XIII's black box recorder shows that the cause of the failure was forgetting to fill the fuel tanks before the second leg take off. The ship reached low orbit before cutting out and leaving the crew plummeting to their doom. Since then, the introduction of Oleite self-replenishing technologies as seen in all modern fuel tanks have ensured that this kind of tragedy will never happen again.
The GSO Popper Fuel Tank is a Grade 3 flight block manufactured by GSO. Like all GSO Blocks, it can be crafted with a GSO Fabricator.
It has 1 attachment point, and is highly explosive when destroyed.
The Popper Fuel Tank is inferior at it's level. It has a fuel capacity of 50 units and takes up two blocks, meaning that on average it's like 25 units per single block. This is easily outclassed by all other avaliable fuel tanks, as even the Big Poppa Fuel Tank has a slightly higher efficiency at 31.25 per single block. This is, however, compensated by it's availability - While crapy like the majority the GSO blocks, you won't find anything better that easily early on. It's not very heavy either, so if you use your boosters in bursts with a reasonable quantity of these tanks, you are gonna have an easier time.
- The GSO Popper Fuel Tank's description is a partial reference to the Challenger Space Shuttle. While Icarus XIII and Challenger's disasters were caused by different reasons, the endings were similar. When the spacecraft has lost all thrust, the entire vehicle and the crew perished in the resulting fall.
- Icarus XIII is also a reference to the mythical character Icarus. In an attempt to escape from the custody of King Minos, the Legendary Engineer Daedalus, also father of Icarus, forged two pairs of wings with feather and wax. Icarus flew too close to the sun due to his overconfidence, causing the wax on the wings to melt. Without anything to keep him airborne, he was killed in the fall.