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D.S.I Helium 3 Transport Vehicle by AdamBurn D.S.I Helium 3 Transport Vehicle by AdamBurn
Continuing with my Lunar Helium 3 mining project this image shows the Helium 3 Transport Vehicle. Each one of the huge harvesting platforms has a fleet of 6 H3TV's which can hold a huge amount of refined Helium 3 ferrying it between the constantly moving behemoths to the transport docks dotted around the Lunar surface. Each of these vehicles will make around 6 trips a day and a fully automated but still hold a small crew for safety and maintenance reasons.
Like the giant harvester these vehicles are fitted with polarising plating which prevents the course and dangerous Lunar dust from sticking to the hull and damaging components, despite these methods each vehicle has to undergo a total deep clean once every month to prevent massive systems failure, to make sure the Helium 3 keeps rolling in on time a stand by fleet of H3TV's are located at each transport dock.

The vehicles have a top speed of 20 mph and are powered by small fusion reactors.

Here are the other images in the series.
Harvester: [link]
Survey Vehicle: [link]
Freighter: [link]
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
that thing is nice :3
InterceptorV Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Very nice. Perhaps one day an industry of the future?
thatenglishguy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
And as Helium 3 will be the next energy source (provided humankind can come up with ways to efficiently and economically harvest it), this is entirely believable.
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Inspired quite a bit by the film Moon, that's what they are mining for the purpose of using it for fusion reactors.
Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It all makes perfect sense. I suspect you have a future mining career waiting on the moon. But as an engineer, not a lunar roughneck.

Because these are big, slow, and dirty I imagine they'd be called Sasquatches or "Squats"
Hailthepegasi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I when ever look at art like this I always question whether it's 2D or 3D because it's so damn amazing

William-Black Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding, love the rugged look of your Helium series vehicles.
BadbrushArt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Absolutely stunning gallery, the helium set really stand out.  I've been tasked with some ship designs and paintings so my apologise if you see a mass of favourites from me. [Inspiration and style references tabs basically].
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and no problem, I often spend some hours looking at my vast collection of inspiration artwork from many artists it's the best way to get motivated :)
William-Black Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is inspirational, among the best I've seen. Thanks for the intellectual excursion's into your vision of a vast and bright future.
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