Harvester

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On Agri-Worlds or any planet whose economy and tithes lay upon the foundation of agriculture and raw foodstuff. Large machines are used to harvest the annual crop in bulk. In equal to their space counterparts in terms of importance, these vessels are extremely important machines meant for the survival of entire planetary systems. They come from all shapes and sizes, with the smallest ones dwarfing Titans in scale.

Type[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Grain Harvester[edit]

The Harvester. Not currently looking too hot. Also, Christ, what a waste of fucking grain!

Looking like a drunken three-way between a Combine Harvester, a grain silo and a food processing plant. The Grain Harvester in the Papa Smurf: Origins Comic is a mobile factory plant, on threads. Its large size and multi-use capability allow these vehicles to essentially harvest, process and manufacture foodstuff all in one compact and mobile platform. On Nova Thulium, Grain Harvesters were a standard vessel used to reap the yearly crops to feed neighbouring Hive World, Ardium.

This allows the Imperium to easily reduce vulnerable strategic supply chains and cheapens the cost of maintenance on roads, electric cables and other forms of immobile structures in conventional farmlands. It also allows for mass harvesting of crop yield on the ton, quickly shortening the harvest period by a significant fraction, whilst the smaller Land Crawlers would assist in reaping small patches of crops that were missed from these ECKS BAWKS HUEG vessels.

There is a catch, however. Because it is a Combine Harvester, a grain silo and a food processing plant all in one neat package. They are a vulnerable target for marauders and pirates. You disable one of these machines and there goes an 8th of the entire planet's food production. In the comics, Papa Smurf witnessed an example of one of these ships being thoroughly krumped by Chaos Cultists before intervening and saving the machine from further harm.

  • Height: 38.4m
  • Length: 60.3m
  • Mass: 60-70 kilotonnes approx
  • Crew: 400-500 crew; approx
  • Max Speed: 2-8kph; approx
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